Wendy English, from the Business Resource Center put this out in an email...these are GREAT classes and Jonathan Tanner is Fantastic!!! If you can go, you should!! Please RSVP to Wendy. Also, please note the request at the bottom for a local business.
Our May class will be held the third week in May. May 21 at the Brigham City USU building, room 164 at 11:30. The topic is Success through Social Media and how to create apps for your business. Jonathan Tanner will be the speaker and he owns a very successful app development company as well as an Amazon book company. This will really be worth your time!
I have a client who needs a Used industrial straight stitch sewing machine, and industrial serger and a industrial ruffler. If you know where we can find these items, we would really appreciate hearing from you.
Let's help each other grow!
We had a great meeting this morning! Thanks to all those who participated! We recapped all the current projects we are doing as a county and talked about some of the reasons why we are moving in the directions we are. Here's some ideas:
1. We are now encouraging gun manufacturing because of our shooting sports cluster. We are even looking into what we can do to encourage a "shoot and ski" with our office of tourism.
2. From a material stand point...we are trying to figure out how to get more composite-like businesses here. We are seeing them pop up around town, but not seeing anyone wanting to relocate or expand here...yet! We are working on it and will probably see some projects here soon.
3. USU Brigham City is almost complete with their demolition of the old KMart building...taking out the footings and then will refill those trenches with the left-over material. It sounds like the remaining building will come down this year as well. It sure looks different over there from Main Street.
We have a bunch of things happening and hopefully we can keep up the momentum!
BRIGHAM CITY — A Brigham City business has been awarded a one-year contract by the Naval Research Laboratory for the development and delivery of composite storage tanks for underwater, unmanned vehicles.
HyPerComp Engineering, established in 1996, was awarded the NRL contract based on its record in developing compressed natural gas and hydrogen tanks, said Daryl Thompson, HyPerComp Engineering business development manager.
The company designs and manufactures composite pressure vessels for commercial, aerospace and defense applications.
The engineering firm has done some work for NASA in providing some “deep-space” high-pressure composite vessels, Thompson said.
“We make composite pressure vessels,” he said of the company at 1080 N. Main.
The business currently employs six workers.
The current contract with NRL calls for tanks that must be capable of storing high-pressure hydrogen and oxygen in undersea conditions with adequate durability for extended submersion in seawater, said Ryan Noorda, HyPerComp Engineering program manager.
“The tanks must be able to withstand burst and crush pressure with a safety margin. The initial contract is for a 12-month period,” he said.
Company officials declined to discuss the contract amount.
There is financial compensation involved, Thompson assured, but officials are not to discuss it. “We can’t do many things for free,” he said.
The vessels being developed for the NRL will be part of a fuel tank system for an unmanned underwater submersible, and therefore the vessels must be able to withstand ocean pressure, Thompson said.
There are internal and external pressures involved when containing gases, Thompson said. “It is a tricky vessel, but we can do it.”
And should the design concept prove successful, it will provide HyPerComp Engineering the opportunity to expand its workforce.
“If this is a good deal,” Thompson said, “we’ll be able to turn this development project into a production project.”
That would not be new to HyPerComp Engineering, which already has a production arm in Vexxel Composites, which employs about 30 workers, officials said.
Brigham City Mayor Dennis Fife said he is familiar with the company, which has had success in the past in working with the defense industry.
“This is just exciting that HyPerComp is able to continue and do some research for the military,” he said.
Fife said his hope is that the contract with NRL will allow the city to continue to diversify its job base in lieu of recent announcements of more job layoffs at ATK.
“We are more diversified than we ever have been,” Fife said of Brigham City.
Here's another link for Trade.gov...
Dear Utah Exporters-
Here are two local upcoming, international business related opportunities organized by various entities in Utah’s international business community in which you and your colleagues and associates might be interested as well as a regional conference on doing business in the Middle East in early May.
April 15- Doing Business with China Conference
Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend the annual Doing Business with China Conference on April 15, 2013 at UVU. The conference is an annual forum for business partners to learn about current issues in China from prominent professionals with years of experience of doing business in the Asian Pacific.
The one-day event will cover a wide variety of international topics related to doing business with China. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact and network with leading experts, business executives, nonprofit organizations and international trade enterprises, including experts from World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
To register for the conference, visit www.uvu.edu/businesswithchina. Early registration has been extended until April 10th, at the discounted rate of $35.
Featured presenters at this year’s conference include:
James McGregor a recognized author and one of the foremost experts on business in China. He provides strategic advice to top political leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs and is an insightful and influential television contributor to China-related business topics.
Manny Menendez a leading consultant with more than 30 years of experience in constructing joint ventures and other business opportunities in China. In addition to sharing his thorough understanding of the culture, values, negotiating tactics and business customs in China, he will present his “8 Golden Rules for Doing Business in China.”
Christopher Quinlivan commercial counselor and deputy senior commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He serves as deputy to the minister counselor for commercial affairs, overseeing the U.S. Department of Commerce’s activities throughout China.
April 16- Doing Business in the Philippines Seminar
The Philippines in booming! Major political reforms coupled with one of Southeast Asia’s largest population is expected to drive significant economic growth in the Philippines over the next 2 decades.
Join the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to hear an update on the current business environment in the Philippines from the Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Manila, as well as some first-hand experiences of Utah executives whose companies are involved in exporting to the Philippines. Also, learn about the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s July 2013 trade mission to the Philippines.
When: Tuesday April 16, 10:00 AM—12:30 PM
Where: Holland & Hart LLP, 222 South Main Street Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Agenda: 10:00—10:30 Arrival & Registration
10:30—12:30 Presentation & Lunch
12:30—1:30 One-on-one meetings (reservation required)
Jim McCarthy, Senior Commercial Officer, US Commercial Service Manila
Randy Graham, Vice President of Sales, Action Target
Brett Heimburger, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Please register for this presentation and lunch by contacting Daniel Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you would like to meet one-on-one with Mr. McCarthy following the presentation.
RSVP DEADLINE: April 10. Seating is limited. Questions? Contact: Daniel Royal at 801.538.8640 or email@example.com.
May 1-2- ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum
From May 1-2, 2013, regional experts from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia will convene at the San Diego Marriott in La Jolla, California for the ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum.
ACCESS 2013 is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Commercial Service Officers serving in some of the world’s fastest growing economies.
ACCESS 2013 can help your company identify new export markets and opportunities in the following countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates
Space is limited. For more information and to register, go to: www.export.gov/sandiego. Registration fee is $595; register before March 31st and receive the early-bird rate of $495.
For a list of additional upcoming local, national, and international trade and business events, please visit the World Trade Center Utah's online event calendar: http://www.wtcutah.com/events.
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Utah Export Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce
Tel: 801-255-1871; Fax: 801-255-3147
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U.S. Recruiting called this morning and has an urgent need to fill 10 positions. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested and ask them to forward to their contact lists.
FYI - Information on the latest U.S. Recruiting interviews at the Brigham Employment Center, Monday, April 1, from 8-11 a.m. Please refer to JOB ID #9313066.
OUTSTANDING JOBS IN THE OIL INDUSTRY $65,000 TO $100,000
Major U.S. Corporation with over $20 billion in annual earnings and with over 100,000 employees seeks 20 individuals to work in the natural gas and oil service industry. These are year round positions and offer excellent growth and advancement opportunities. Most applicants will double their current salary with the first 24 months! First year income range for all jobs is $65K MINIMUM! It will increase to over $100K within 5 years…………..IF YOU ARE GOOD!
(ALL JOBS REQUIRE A CLASS “A” CDL WITH HAZMAT)
15 EQUIPMENT OPERATORS IN NORTH DAKOTA: These are great jobs! You work 15 days then have 6 days off. You are paid for those 6 days off. At the end of your 15 working days the company flies you back and forth to Utah. All air fare is at company expense. While in Williston, housing is provided. In some cases food is provided as well. These are fracking jobs and include work with cement, sand – water- gravel, explosives, welding, cranes etc. THESE ARE PHYSICAL LABOR JOBS. U.S. Recruiting has made arrangements with a local trucking company if you need a CDL license. Takes two weeks - $2,400. They might finance!
Company is EXPECTING TO HAVE COIL TUBING JOBS AVAILABLE THIS MONTH – NO TEXAS
All applicants must be 21 years of age or older, in excellent physical condition, and looking for long term employment. All Equipment Operators must have good experience in: (1) Heavy Duty Construction, (2) Recent Military Service, (3) Year round farming or other mechanical related skills. High School or GED.
Salaries and Benefits are well above average and with paid overtime earnings are generally about twice the average paid in Utah. Benefits include 6% match on your 401K, Profit Sharing, and opportunity to buy company stock at a large discount. 3 weeks of vacation the first year. All insurances are available – you pay 20% of the premium, the company will pay 80%.
APRIL INTERVIEWS AT WORKFORCE SERVICE CENTERS
Monday, Apr. 1
8 - 11 a.m.
NO FELONIES OR MISDEMEANORS, NO DUI'S, OR DRUG CONVICTIONS. NO MORE THAN ONE MOVING VIOLATION IN THE LAST YEAR…TWO IN THE LAST 36 MONTHS!
BRING RESUME AND DMV RECORD WITH YOU TO THE INTERVIEWS! THANKS
They are putting up a new sign today... :)
On March 26, 11:30 am at the Brigham City USU campus room number 165, we will be having a lending panel with representatives from the main banks in Box Elder and a person from the SBA, come and talk about business loans and current banking trends! This is very valuable information if you are in need of additional capital.
Please let me know if you are planning on attending so I can make sure I order your lunch. Please bring $5 to cover the cost.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Senator Mike Lee will be coming to Box Elder County on April 2nd from 1-3. He's inviting all to come. It will be in the Box Elder County Commission Chambers.
For those of you who are interested, HERE
is a copy of the latest numbers and write up. As you can see from the first few pages, they define the difference between the "Labor Force Trends" and the "Unemployment Rate." Box Elder County seems to have a number of people who are either not looking for employment or have decided, for one reason or another (maybe discouraged at the job outlook, maybe going back to school, maybe deciding to not work and stay at home) to not go back to work...at least not at the moment. Box Elder is lower than the state and seems to be falling fast as to the percentage of individuals who are searching for employment.
I guess it would be my opinion that they are frustrated at the available work options and are either going back to school or simply taking a breather hoping that something comes along...Does anyone have a different opinion out there?