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October 24, 1990 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 40 workers and supporters demonstrated Tuesday outside of Serrot Corp.'s headquarters to protest what they said is the plastics company's refusal to recognize a union representing 90% of its employees. The protest is part of a larger effort by the Union of Electrical Workers to organize plastics workers in Southern California, which has the nation's largest concentration of such workers, said David Johnson, an organizer from the union's office in Los Angeles.
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October 24, 1990 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 40 workers and supporters demonstrated Tuesday outside of Serrot Corp.'s headquarters to protest what they said is the plastics company's refusal to recognize a union representing 90% of its employees. The protest is part of a larger effort by the Union of Electrical Workers to organize plastics workers in Southern California, which has the nation's largest concentration of such workers, said David Johnson, an organizer from the union's office in Los Angeles.
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BUSINESS
December 2, 1988
Growing companies aren't exactly a rarity in Orange County. But even here, a 5-year sales increase of 8,724% should raise a few eyebrows. That sales increase, recorded by Wolfe Lumber Co. of Newport Beach from 1983 through 1987, put the lumber seller in the No. 17 position on Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Nine other county-based companies made the list. Only three of the 10 companies were on the list last year: Greater Alarm Co.
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May 16, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Rivero grew up stamping envelopes in the direct mail-service industry. Along the way, he realized that U.S. companies do a lot of business by mail: They collect bills by mail, sell products by mail and even send junk. When he saved enough money, Rivero started his own direct mail service called Mini-Mailers Inc.
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June 1, 1989 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Florida has surpassed California as home to the biggest number of medium and large Latino firms, according to a recent ranking of Latino businesses nationwide. Florida claims 121 of the nation's 500 largest Latino-owned firms listed in the June issue of Hispanic Business magazine. California, which perennially led Florida in the rankings since their inception in 1984, placed second with 116 firms. Of those, 12 are in Orange County. "It does say something (about) the vigor and the importance of Florida companies," said Hispanic Business publisher Jesus Chavarria.
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September 23, 1998 | JANET WILSON and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nine months before the rupture of a Westminster reservoir unleashed 5 million gallons of water into a neighborhood this week, an industrial inspector warned city officials that an earthquake might have damaged portions of the tank. But instead of ordering a seismic study, the city ran the inspector's findings by a second consultant, who dismissed them as "nothing to worry about."
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January 10, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
A quiz: Of the 500 fastest-growing privately owned companies in the United States, 11 are in Orange County. But which city in the county has the most? And what kind of companies are they? Irvine and high technology are answers that readily come to mind. But they are wrong. One city was home to four of the 11 county-based firms ranked among the nation's fastest growing by Inc.
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