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May 17, 1994 | Jack Searles
An Indiana company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Wambold Furniture, a Simi Valley producer of dining room and bedroom furniture that has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection since last year. Chromcraft Revington Inc. of Delphi will pay about $5 million for the Simi Valley firm, a Chromcraft official says. However, the deal is subject to approval by the U. S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Barbara, where Wambold filed its Chapter 11 petition.
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May 17, 1994 | Jack Searles
An Indiana company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Wambold Furniture, a Simi Valley producer of dining room and bedroom furniture that has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection since last year. Chromcraft Revington Inc. of Delphi will pay about $5 million for the Simi Valley firm, a Chromcraft official says. However, the deal is subject to approval by the U. S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Barbara, where Wambold filed its Chapter 11 petition.
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January 11, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Wambold Furniture, one of the largest manufacturers in Simi Valley, has laid off 105 of its 555 employees, officials said Friday. The company laid off the production workers Jan. 3 because of a decline in sales, said spokeswoman Robyne Kaplan. The company manufactures and distributes furniture to retail outlets nationwide. "This is not something we enjoy doing," Kaplan said of the layoffs. "But something had to be done to save the jobs of the other 450 employees."
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January 11, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Wambold Furniture, one of the largest manufacturers in Simi Valley, has laid off 105 of its 555 employees, officials said Friday. The company laid off the production workers Jan. 3 because of a decline in sales, said spokeswoman Robyne Kaplan. The company manufactures and distributes furniture to retail outlets nationwide. "This is not something we enjoy doing," Kaplan said of the layoffs. "But something had to be done to save the jobs of the other 450 employees."
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August 20, 1986
Simi Valley City Council has agreed to conduct a noise study in the Smith Road area, where residents have complained that a furniture plant keeps them up at night. The council on Monday night voted to spend $5,500 to hire an acoustical engineer to monitor noise from the Wambold Furniture plant at 6800 Smith Road. The study is expected to be completed in four weeks.
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May 19, 1996 | NICK GREEN
Firefighters are crediting automatic sprinklers with minimizing damage during a two-alarm fire at a 100,000-square-foot furniture manufacturing plant in Simi Valley. The Friday night fire at Wambold Furniture, 6800 Smith Road, caused about $50,000 in damage to the $3-million structure and its contents, a county Fire Department spokeswoman said. It took firefighters more than four hours to extinguish the blaze. Much of the fire was contained in the equipment room where it started, she said.
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October 15, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
A 27-year-old Moorpark man who was crushed to death by a truck early Monday apparently forgot to use his parking brake while loading furniture, a Sheriff's Department official said. Anthony Morales worked for Wambold Furniture in Moorpark, Sheriff's Lt. Bill Montijo said. Witnesses said Morales was pinned by the truck after it rolled onto his foot and prevented him from jumping out of the way, Montijo said. The 6:30 a.m.
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August 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former employee pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of embezzling more than $250,000 from a Simi Valley furniture manufacturer. Jaqulyn Ciraulo, 30, was charged with grand theft this month after investigators uncovered evidence allegedly showing she siphoned funds from Wambold Furniture between January 1997 and December 2000, prosecutors said. The Simi Valley resident was the accounts-payable supervisor at the time.
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April 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Wambold Furniture Co., which once employed more than 600 workers but now has 50, has notified the city that it expects to close its doors by the end of the month. The manufacturer of oak furniture, which has a 100,000-square-foot factory on Smith Road, told the city about six weeks ago that it would cease operations, Assistant City Manager Brian Gabler said. The company cited competition from cheaper imported wood furniture and wood products as its reason to close the factory, officials said.
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June 18, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Two partly loaded trailers worth $51,000 were stolen from a furniture storage facility in Moorpark after thieves rammed their way through a parking lot gate, officials said. The theft occurred between 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the facility at 5100 Commerce Ave. owned by Wambold Furniture Co. of Simi Valley, according to a report by Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Steven Bourke.
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August 15, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former accounting clerk has pleaded not guilty to a charge of embezzling more than $250,000 from her employers at a Simi Valley furniture manufacturer. Jaqulyn Ciraulo, 30, was charged with grand theft this month after investigators uncovered evidence allegedly showing she siphoned funds from Wambold Furniture between January 1997 and December 2000, prosecutors said. The Simi Valley resident was the accounts-payable supervisor at the time.
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January 18, 1995 | JAN STEVENS
An Ojai man stopped a teen-ager from stealing his car in Simi Valley by jumping on the moving vehicle's hood and climbing in through the sunroof, authorities said. But the car crashed into a telephone pole when the would-be thief bolted. Simi Valley police on Monday used a K-9 team to find the 17-year-old Oxnard suspect, who fled on foot. They also detained and released a 20-year-old Oxnard man who had been with the teen-ager before the incident.
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