February 20, 2001 |
One of Southern California's largest textile firms is closing its doors, citing the skyrocketing cost of natural gas for its downfall. The looming shutdown is a blow to the local fabric-making trade and underscores the larger risks facing the region's apparel industry. Pico Rivera-based L.A. Dye & Print Works Inc. will halt operations by the end of April, according to facilities manager Dennis Brimhall. The move will put about 700 employees out of work.
May 5, 1986 |
Hoping to snare a part of $100 million in business being awarded this year by four PepsiCo Inc. units, about 600 minority entrepreneurs gathered at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel last week to meet with company purchasing officials at a trade fair.
April 17, 1991 |
Having dropped its rap music format last month, KDAY-AM planned to turn into KBLA-AM (1580) today with round-the-clock business news. Although business news will be the top priority for KBLA, the Century City-based station will also air general news stories, plus traffic and weather reports and some sports. "Listeners will be able to get all the hard news," said realtor Fred Sands, who purchased the station from Heritage Communications for $7.2 million last April.
June 30, 1998 |
Entrepreneurs, Camarillo businessman Michael Edell says, must have a desire to be better, faster and smarter than others in their field. They must take an aggressive approach and have a drive to succeed. But to be a successful entrepreneur, he said, requires at least one additional attribute. "You have to make money at it," he said. "That's the part that took me a little longer." Success may have taken awhile, but it did arrive for Edell.
March 17, 2009 |
Last spring, Drew Boyles got the news that his junk-hauling operation would have to pay as much as $510,000 to retrofit its 17 diesel trucks under new state anti-pollution rules. The El Segundo business owner, who runs several 1-800-Got-Junk? franchises, said he feared that buying equipment to curb diesel exhaust for his entire fleet would put him "in grave financial distress."
July 26, 1993 |
Nonprofit group will provide Orange County classes in starting a business and making it grow. A program that has helped 3,500 women entrepreneurs in Los Angeles County is expanding into Orange County, with classes beginning in September. California AWED, American Woman's Economic Development Corporation, offers classes in starting a business and making a business grow. Though it markets its services especially to low-income and minority women, it is open to all.