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August 8, 1994 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The iceman goeth. But after his 50 years on the job, Don Moore's bosses at the Union Ice Co. in Commerce wouldn't let him go far after he retired the other day. He'd started as an ice delivery boy driving a Model-A truck and worked his way up to being the man in charge of keeping the plant's 27 huge refrigeration compressors pumping zero-degree temperatures.
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August 8, 1994 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The iceman goeth. But after his 50 years on the job, Don Moore's bosses at the Union Ice Co. in Commerce wouldn't let him go far after he retired the other day. He'd started as an ice delivery boy driving a Model-A truck and worked his way up to being the man in charge of keeping the plant's 27 huge refrigeration compressors pumping zero-degree temperatures.
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June 13, 1986
Union Ice Co., Los Angeles, has named H. G. Richard Williams as executive vice president.
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November 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Los Angeles more than $10 million in grants and loans to help rejuvenate a blighted industrial park in Wilmington, Mayor James K. Hahn announced Thursday. Officials said the city plans to use the money to purchase land in the Wilmington Industrial Park and to help two local businesses expand, an effort that is expected to create about 400 jobs. The American Soccer Co., which makes soccer uniforms, will gain an additional 5.
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August 15, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
Fire appeared to shoot from ice in a blaze that gutted a Canoga Park ice factory Monday and threatened nearby structures in an industrial area, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze, which caused damage estimated at $329,500 to the Valley Ice Co. and the Turn of the Century Antique Refinishing shop in the 7200 block of Deering Avenue, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Greg Acevedo. The fire started behind the refinishing shop just before 1:30 p.m., Acevedo said.
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July 19, 1987 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Generations of Californians have watched the red, white and blue shield of Union Ice Co. roll by, emblazoned on the side of horse-drawn wagons and a succeeding line of trucks carrying the company's frozen product. But after surviving the twin indignities of the home refrigerator, which nearly wrecked the ice industry, and a price-fixing consent decree, which nearly wrecked Union Ice's business, the state's oldest ice maker almost melted away under new owners in the early 1980s.
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August 31, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eduardo Gomez figures he's got one of the coolest jobs this summer. And on Wednesday, at least, he was right. While temperatures soared into scorching triple digits in the San Fernando Valley, Gomez and other workers at the Union Ice Co. in Van Nuys packed bags of crushed and cubed ice in a storeroom refrigerated to 18 degrees. It may sound chilly, but between several walks into the sweltering outdoors to sell ice to customers, Gomez enjoyed his frosty workplace.
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June 3, 2001 | PETER H. KING
A few odds and ends, mostly odds, from the energy front: The first comes via Bloomberg News, the financial information service. In a dispatch filed Thursday--a day that saw California slide to within minutes of yet another round of rolling blackouts--Bloomberg offered, without a whit of irony, an upbeat near-term analysis of the U.S. energy industry. Profits among energy traders and generators, a Wall Street analyst told Bloomberg, could rise by as much as 30% this year.
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