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June 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
Hanson PLC, the British-U.S. conglomerate, plans to sell non-core businesses that it values at more than $1 billion, according to a published report. Hanson is considering selling majority stakes in such U.S. businesses as Jacuzzi, the whirlpool bath and hot-tub maker, and Beazer's U.S. house-building interests, the Financial Times said. David Clarke, chief executive of Hanson Industries, the company's North American branch, said the U.S.
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June 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
Hanson PLC, the British-U.S. conglomerate, plans to sell non-core businesses that it values at more than $1 billion, according to a published report. Hanson is considering selling majority stakes in such U.S. businesses as Jacuzzi, the whirlpool bath and hot-tub maker, and Beazer's U.S. house-building interests, the Financial Times said. David Clarke, chief executive of Hanson Industries, the company's North American branch, said the U.S.
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BUSINESS
January 16, 1988
Roy Jacuzzi has been named president and chief executive of Jacuzzi Inc., a unit of Hanson Industries, the U.S. arm of Hanson PLC. Jacuzzi, 44, previously was president and chief executive of Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, the domestic bath and spa operations of the corporation. Jacuzzi Inc., headquartered in Walnut Creek, was acquired by Hanson Industries in 1987.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
Aldo J. Jacuzzi, 67, former chairman of the board of Jacuzzi Bros. Inc. and son of one of the seven brothers who founded the whirlpool spa pump company. He joined Jacuzzi Bros. in Berkeley in 1939 and held several positions. Jacuzzi moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1963 when the international headquarters of the pump firm transferred there. The Jacuzzi family sold the company in 1979 but it continues to bear their name. In Little Rock on Tuesday of undisclosed causes.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2006 | From Reuters
Private equity firm Apollo Management said Wednesday that it would pay $990 million in cash for Jacuzzi Brands Inc., taking the well-known maker of whirlpool baths private. Shareholders would receive $12.50 a share, 21% higher than Jacuzzi's closing price of $10.35 on Tuesday. Apollo said it would combine the company's lesser-known plumbing business with Rexnord Corp., which Apollo bought a few months ago from private equity firm Carlyle Group.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1992 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weber Aircraft Inc., a maker of seats, galleys and lavatories for aircraft, has been sold by its British owner for $85 million in cash. The buyer is Air Cruisers Co. of Belmar, N.J., which makes aircraft escape chutes, life vests and inflatable boats and is part of Groupe Zodiac, a French manufacturer. Makers of airplane parts have been hurt by the recession because airlines are buying fewer planes.
REAL ESTATE
July 1, 1990 | DAVID W. MYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The exhibit floor at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, which wrapped up here two weeks ago, was a virtual Disneyland for developers. Builders got excited over products that most folks wouldn't even pay attention to: a new line of door locks, roof shingles made of concrete, new types of window frames and the like.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2002 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Still struggling to find the perfect gift for that special man, woman or space alien in your life? What better way to say "I love you" than a $3,995 inflatable iceberg. It's stylish yet practical. And it's one of many thoughtful gifts in our holiday guide: * Grizzly creche: Most theologians believe Jesus was fully divine and fully human. But others think he was a bear. Perhaps that explains why wspmf.
NEWS
November 28, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hot tub business is booming. Baby booming. The generation that popularized the hot tub in the 1960s and early 1970s as part of the sexual revolution is again immersing itself in hot water--this time for aching backs, jangled nerves and other problems of middle age. "The baby boomers are getting older and feeling their age," said Steven Hammock, president of Watkins Manufacturing Corp., the nation's leading maker of portable hot tubs, based in the suburban San Diego County town of Vista.
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