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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

May 1, 2012

Kaysville - FUSION IMAGING, INC. launched STADIUM SOLUTIONS, a large-format graphics company dedicated to the specific needs of stadiums. Stadium Solutions is headed by Brandon Dart, a former University of Utah football player.

Bountiful - AQUILA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC has relocated its Utah portfolio management office to 485 S. 100 East in Bountiful. The Aquila Group of Funds occupies a niche market in the fund industry, offering a selection of seven single-state municipal bond funds, along with a high-yield corporate bond fund and an equity fund.

Clearfield - The LIFETIME STORE held a grand re-opening celebration at 5296 S. Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale. The store completed an extensive expansion and remodel. It acquired an additional 1,700 square feet of indoor showroom area and expanded its outdoor display space by 3,500 square feet.

Logan - THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC. introduced the Thermo Scientific HyCell CHO cell-culture medium, a versatile animal-derived component-free and chemically defined medium for culturing a broad variety of CHO cells. HyCell CHO establishes a new benchmark for cell growth and productivity.

Kaysville - MONNIT CORPORATION released its new line of industrial wireless sensors. The new industrial sensors are robust and weatherproof.

WASATCH/SUMMIT AREA

Snowbird - SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT hosted the North American freeskiing championships, the fourth stop of the 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour. The freeskiing championship is the biggest event Snowbird hosted this season.

Park City - SKULLCANDY, INC. received Gold in the Electronic/Interactive category at the Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) Awards competition for its Roc Nation Aviator Interactive Display. The OMA Awards are among the highest of accolades for marketing at retail recognizing superior design, innovation, interactivity and proven ability to lift sales.

Midway - HOMESTEAD RESORT donated 150 mattresses to various local nonprofit organizations including St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wasatch County School District’s Refugee Program, the Salvation Army, various Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wards and employees.

Heber City Named 5th Fastest-Growing Small Town in America

Heber City - Forbes ranked Heber City No. 5 on its list of America’s fastest-growing small towns. Heber’s population rose 14.6 percent to 23,530 between 2007 and 2010, and residents have a median income of $65,204.

Heber City was the only Western U.S. location listed in the top five and the only Utah municipality in the top 10. Heber’s unemployment rate is well below the national average at 6.6 percent in November 2011.

“Being recognized by Forbes speaks volumes about our community,” says Ryan Starks, Wasatch County director of tourism and economic development. “More families and businesses are choosing to relocate to Heber Valley due to its beautiful surroundings, enviable quality of life and business-friendly environment.”

Only 40 minutes from Salt Lake and 20 minutes from Utah County, the Heber Valley is known for its beautiful scenery and many outdoor activities in all seasons of the year. According to Forbes, the area “is a magnet for skiers and fly fishers.” Forbes also notes that retirees contributed to the rapid growth.

The list was determined by using census data to calculate the population growth between 2007 and 2010 for every Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with fewer than 100,000 people.

Utah Company Receives FDA Clearance

Park City - CONTROL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY received U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the ASPIRE MAX aspiration system.      

The patented ASPIRE MAX aspiration system bridges the gap between basic syringe-catheter kits and complex electromechanical systems to remove blood clots, or thrombus, from vessels in the body. The core ASPIRE aspirator is a high-performance aspirator with integrated handles and valves that allow clinicians to instantly create, increase, decrease, slow, stop or “pulse” aspiration force. MAX aspiration catheters are proprietary large internal diameter aspiration catheters available in multiple outer diameters and lengths to improve aspiration speed, force and control.

“We are pleased to receive FDA clearance,” says Shawn Fojtik, CEO of Control Medical and core patent contributor. “Clinicians describe the ASPIRE as an ‘Aspiration Gas Pedal’ that allows them to control aspiration like never before. We look forward to seeing it used to improve patient care.”

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