A few of us went down to a shooting sports cluster expo and made some great contacts.  I really feel Box Elder County had a lot to offer those in this cluster...we'll see how far we can help this cluster evolve.
It's been a bit since I posted something on this site but here is a press release for Project Sam! :)

November 2013

For interview and information requests, please email Michael@naturefoodproductsllc.com

Nature Food Products Moving Forward in Brigham City

Brigham City, Utah -- Nature Food Products (NFP) is excited to announce the pending acquisition of property near the corner of Watery Lane and West Forest St. in Brigham City. The NFP team has worked diligently with Brigham City Officials and regional economic directors to find the ideal location to meet the needs of all stakeholders. This property offers the potential for a new meat processing facility and a commercial real estate development, which will provide valuable economic impacts to the city, county, and region. Because of this, NFP has been awarded a state incentive through the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

The proposed meat processing facility will be state of the art - one of the most advanced in the U.S. - and will become one of the few transparent facilities in the world, with emphasis on employee safety, food safety, and animal welfare. Plans for the facility include advanced odor control, enclosed livestock storage, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Over 25% of the potential jobs at the facility would be salaried, non-processing, professional jobs in management, sales, marketing, logistics, and human resources.

NFP is also evaluating the potential for a commercial development adjacent to West Forest St. The development would provide commercial retail, restaurant, and office space for local businesses and offer a gateway entry into Brigham City. The feasibility of this development is currently being evaluated for future consideration.

NFP partners are ready to share their story as a family-owned and operated business in California of over thirty years. They take pride in treating employees as family, offering advancement opportunities, and being involved in the community.

NFP will brief the Brigham City Council about the proposed project in a public work session format preceding the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. NFP will be there to share information about themselves, future projects, and answer any questions that may arise from the community. NFP is looking forward to getting to know the community and is excited to share the opportunities they are bringing in.

October 1st, the Divsion of Workforce Services has updated our County's numbers. You can see the numbers by going to our home page on www.boxeldereda.org and scrolling down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Snapshot" link. As of August (the latest available numbers) show the County at 5.3%.

Box Elder County, Utah - Great Basin Industrial (GBI) is pleased to announce that it will be investing more than $5 million to build a state-of-the-art facility on property near Plymouth.  This investment will allow GBI’s operations to remain in Box Elder County, retaining 32 existing and 11 additionally planned employee positions.  GBI is proud of the accomplishments of its dedicated employees and appreciates the support of the community. 

In early 2010, GBI acquired Bear River Fabrication, located in Tremonton, with an initial staff of eight employees.  Since that time GBI’s Tremonton facility has grown to more than 30 employees working in Steel Fabrication and Field Warehouse activities.  In 2012, it became apparent that the company’s existing Tremonton facility could not adequately support planned additional growth.  GBI looked at several alternative options and after evaluating those options chose to expand the operation in Plymouth, Utah.

About GBI:
Great Basin Industrial (GBI), headquartered in Kaysville, UT, fabricates and field constructs industrial tanks, vessels, towers and other steel plate structures. GBI works closely with company engineers and general contractors to provide turnkey solutions such as: design/engineering, fabrication, field erection, piping, refractory, painting, maintenance, repairs and alterations.  The company’s customers include many of the world’s leading oil, power, mining and engineering companies.


Congrats to ATK for their new award!

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to provide first and second stage propulsion for the Air Launch Vehicle (ALV) that Orbital is designing and building for Stratolaunch Systems Corporation as part of a revolutionary air-launched space transportation system. The contract from Orbital includes the design, development and flight hardware for initial Stratolaunch missions. 

"ATK is pleased to receive this award for the development and production of first and second stage propulsion for the Stratolaunch ALV," said Blake Larson, president of ATK Aerospace Group. "Our innovative propulsion concept combines both proven and state-of-the-art technologies that will provide a high-performing, cost-effective solution for the ALV." 

[See more details of Stratolaunch's air launched rocket system at: http://stratolaunch.com/ ]

This new work expands ATK's already strong partnership with Orbital, dating back to the development of Orbital's original air-launched vehicle, Pegasus®, which also uses ATK solid rocket motors for stage propulsion.

"Our design solution for the ALV will take full advantage of ATK's experience with large diameter solid rocket motors, like those built for the Space Shuttle and for the Titan IVB launch vehicle.  The stages for ALV will also use high-strength, low-weight graphite composite cases, advanced propellants, and heritage materials from ATK's extensive line of commercial solid rocket motors," said Scott Lehr, vice president and general manager of ATK's Defense and Commercial Division.

"Solid rocket motors use stable propellants and have proven highly reliable in a wide variety of systems. They are highly engineered systems that are designed for simplified operations, and minimize ground support infrastructure requirements," Lehr added.

ATK has manufactured more than 1600 commercial solid rocket motors to date for a wide variety of launch vehicles including Delta II and  Delta IV, as well as Orbital's Pegasus®, Taurus®, Minotaur® and Antares®tm space launch vehicles.  ATK first entered the commercial launch vehicle market back in 1987 when it developed its first commercial composite motor, the GEM-40, which is still being used today as part of the Delta II launch vehicle.  ATK's commercial product line includes GEM, CASTOR®, and Orion solid rocket motors.

About Stratolaunch Systems

Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen, Stratolaunch Systems is developing an air-launch system that will revolutionize space transportation by providing orbital access to space at lower costs, with greater safety and more flexibility. The system will allow for maximum operational flexibility and payload delivery from several possible operational sites, while minimizing mission constraints such as range availability and weather.

The system is made up of three primary elements: a carrier aircraft that is being designed by Scaled Composites, a multi-stage rocket system that is being developed by Orbital, and a payload to be delivered into orbit. Initial efforts will focus on unmanned payloads, with human flights following as safety, reliability and operability are demonstrated. Stratolaunch is based in Huntsville, Ala., with assembly facilities in Mojave, Calif. More information about Stratolaunch Systems can be found at http://stratolaunch.com/.

About Orbital

Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company's primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary exploration spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to U.S. government agencies and laboratories. More information about Orbital can be found on the Internet at http://www.orbital.com, on Twitter @OrbitalSciences, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OrbitalSciencesCorp

About ATK

ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com, on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/atk, or on Twitter @ATK.

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies and product sourcing strategies; the company's competitive environment; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; and economic conditions. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Media Contact: 

Investor Contact:

George Torres 

Tom Sexton

Phone:  801-699-2637

Phone:  952-351-5597

E-mail:  george.torres@atk.com 

E-mail:  thomas.sexton@atk.com


Congrats to ATK for their new award!


For the first time in the seven-year history of CNBC's "America's Top States for Business," there's a tie in the top five, withUtah and Virginia scoring a dead-even 1,542 out of 2,500 points across 10 categories ranging from Cost of Business to Education.

There's an old saying among college football coaches that finishing in a tie is like "kissing your sister," and for both Virginiaand Utah, the No. 5 spot is a bit of a letdown....more

UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders
Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Internet: http://udot.utah.gov
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UDOTRegionOne

July 1, 2013

 Work to Begin on Honeyville I-15 Bridges, July 8

Reconstructing bridge deck will take about three months to complete

 Ogden-- The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists that work will begin July 8, on a project to rehabilitate the roadway decking of the Interstate 15 bridges over the Bear River, near Honeyville.

 Beginning Monday July 8, and running through mid-October, the I-15 bridge structures over the Bear River (milepost 374.01) will be rehabilitated.  Construction will place in two phases, with approximately three months of construction needed to complete this project, including the removal and cast-in-place replacement of the bridge’s roadway decks.  

Traffic will be limited to one lane each direction 24 hours per day, and speed limits will be reduced.

Work on the south-bound bridge structure will occur first, from July 8 through August 29.  During this first phase the south-bound bridge will be closed and two-way I-15 traffic will be carried by the northbound bridge.

The second phase of the bridge rehabilitation project will run from approximately September 3, through October 15.  During this work, the northbound bridge structure will be closed for rehabilitation, and two-way I-15 traffic will be carried on to the south-bound bridge.   While most traffic will be generally unaffected by this project oversized trucks and loads will bypass the bridges and routed onto SR-13 to the west of the I-15, using Exit 365 at Corinne on the south, and Exit 376 at Elwood on the north.

 To contact the project team regarding specific project issues, email bswaney@logansimpson.com, or phone (801) 694-4279.  Oversized loads should contact the Perry Port of Entry, at 435-734-9414, or the Motor Carriers Division Superloads Group, at 801-964-4588, for additional oversized routing instructions. -- UDOT –

Sorry it has been a long time since I wrote anything...we have a new report out for Box Elder County's housing report.  You can go to the HOME page and scroll down to the bottom right side of the screen to get the report.

On another note, we have had a couple of businesses in town looking at Box Elder County...they are each proposing a couple hundred new jobs and a significant investment into the area...I'll let you know when I have something more I can share. :)
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!
Best Wishes,
Wendy English