February 17, 2000
* Jakks Pacific Inc., a Malibu-based toy marketer, reported record fourth-quarter net income of $9.0 million, or 49 cents per share, compared with $1.5 million, or 14 cents, a year ago. The EPS results reflected 18.4 million weighted average shares outstanding this quarter vs. 11.8 million. Revenue rose to $62.5 million from $23.9 million in the period. * * USA Biomass Corp. said it plans to acquire closely held San Diego-based American Waste Transport Inc.
October 20, 2000
* USA Biomass Corp. has appointed Lance B. Jones president and chief executive. He succeeds Fred Behrens, former chairman and CEO, who has resigned from the company for personal reasons. Jones is the president of Lance B. Jones & Associates, environmental consultants. Bell Gardens-based USA Biomass recently converted from an agricultural/real estate development enterprise to an Beverly Macy environmental and waste recycling company.