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August 25, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Essence Engineering, a Ventura firm specializing in construction engineering, architecture and project management, has moved into a new headquarters and expects to increase its staff by two-thirds within a year. Rick Kasa, the company's president, said the new location, an 8,800-square-foot building on McGrath Street, is more than twice as large as the former structure on Stanley Avenue. Expanded business from such clients as Cellular One, Unocal, Texaco, Clairol, San Diego Gas & Electric Co.
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November 7, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By the end of the week, conveyor systems designed and manufactured by Essence Engineering of Ventura are expected to begin transporting 1,200 tons of earth per hour during construction of the Seven Oaks Dam in San Bernardino County. The $460-million dam, located in the city of Highlands, is part of the Army Corps of Engineers' $1.5-billion Santa Ana River Flood Control Project.
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BUSINESS
November 7, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By the end of the week, conveyor systems designed and manufactured by Essence Engineering of Ventura are expected to begin transporting 1,200 tons of earth per hour during construction of the Seven Oaks Dam in San Bernardino County. The $460-million dam, located in the city of Highlands, is part of the Army Corps of Engineers' $1.5-billion Santa Ana River Flood Control Project.
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August 25, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Essence Engineering, a Ventura firm specializing in construction engineering, architecture and project management, has moved into a new headquarters and expects to increase its staff by two-thirds within a year. Rick Kasa, the company's president, said the new location, an 8,800-square-foot building on McGrath Street, is more than twice as large as the former structure on Stanley Avenue. Expanded business from such clients as Cellular One, Unocal, Texaco, Clairol, San Diego Gas & Electric Co.
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May 31, 1994 | Jack Searles
Essence Engineering Inc., based in Ventura, has been chosen to design and oversee construction of a $3.6-million refrigerated warehouse for Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. at the Port of Hueneme. The 40,000-square-foot building will be used to store bananas and melons imported mostly from Central America, Essence President Richard Kasa reported. He said construction will begin in September and should be completed by March. Essence also did the engineering work on the nearby $3.
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August 3, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura-based Essence Engineering Inc. has completed construction of three radar stations that will monitor tankers carrying oil between Point Arguello and El Segundo. Essence designed and built the sites at a cost of more than $500,000, according to the company's president, Richard Kasa. The stations are in Gaviota, the Rincon area and El Segundo. The system, designed to help Chevron USA tankers avoid hazards that might lead to spills, was given a successful dry run in July, Kasa reported.
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October 1, 1996 | Barbara Murphy
Essence Engineering, a 7-year-old Ventura firm, has changed its name to KaServ Engineering. The change incorporates the name of owner Richard Kasa and is intended to better reflect the company's changing role in the industry. "Essence has always been primarily identified with the oil and gas industry," Kasa said. "Our emphasis has shifted and now only about 50% of our business is in oil and gas. The remainder is a broad range of general design projects throughout the Southland."
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May 18, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
Picture a crew of workers cleaning the streets of an entire city--with push brooms. That, Bill Hamilton said, is practically how Newport Beach has been cleaning its popular bay, the largest pleasure-boat harbor on the West Coast. In and along the 32 miles of waterway, one guy in a dinghy fishes out 600 cubic yards of trash each year with a pool skimmer. After 10 years of looking out his waterfront Cannery Restaurant with such flotsam as beer cans and cigarette butts drifting by the dining tables, Hamilton got to thinking about this strange dichotomy: wealthy, resort town with several yacht clubs and a 9,000-slip harbor.
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October 26, 1989 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
Pssst , wanna launch a multibillion-dollar industry and maybe win a Nobel Prize in the process? Then I have just two words for you: Protein engineering. You've all heard of genetic engineering and the biotechnology industry it spawned. Well, protein engineering takes it all down a level; it's the stuff that genes are made of. If you can play with proteins, you're playing with the molecules that matter. Proteins are the real building blocks of life.
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