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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

October 1, 2012

Orem - ARIBEX completed the production of its 10,000th NOMAD handheld X-ray system. In celebration of this accomplishment, Aribex participated in the Wasatch Wellness 10K/5K/1 mile run.

Orem - FOREVERGREEN WORLDWIDE CORPORATION completed registration for its natural products to be distributed in Russia. The Russian market for organic products grew nearly 20 times its size between 2002 and 2008 and continues to post double-digit growth rates.

Lindon - ACCESSDATA launched Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) to the legal market. MPE+ makes in-depth mobile phone data immediately available for litigation. The product is available as a stand-alone software solution or can be preconfigured on a tablet device.

American Fork - RAIN was awarded the 2012 Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year award for the Southwest Region. The award recognizes the power and successes of small, independent agencies across the globe.

Provo - VIVINT SOLAR expanded into California and is now offering solar services to residents in the Bay Area. Vivint Solar offers its customers the unique opportunity to purchase power through solar panels.

Lindon - PROFIRE ENERGY filed a patent application related to a new coil design. The new XFR coil (XFR) is designed to drastically reduce arcing risk with external objects, which allows for more convenient mounting of all related Profire products.

Lindon - ACCESSDATA released Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology Version 2 (CIRT 2). CIRT is the first platform to integrate network and computer forensics, malware analysis, large-scale data auditing and remediation.

Springville - LITTLE GIANT LADDER SYSTEMS released its Combo SXE and Lunar extension ladders. The Little Giant Combo SXE combination ladder works as a 13-foot extension ladder and a multi-height stepladder that works on uneven surfaces, including stairs. The Lunar extension ladder is an ultra-light, industrial-grade fiberglass extension ladder.

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Ogden - MOUNTAINSTAR BLOOD SERVICES has launched a new website. Aimed at engaging younger donors, www.mountainstarblood.com provides simple how-to instructions for those unfamiliar with the donation process and a comprehensive list of common questions and answers.

Ogden - The TREEHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM in Ogden received $74,300 in funding from the INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES. The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced plans to provide $18 million in Museums for America Program grants awards, with about $34 million in matching nonfederal funds.

Centerville - INTERNATIONAL ARMORING CORPORATION received an order to armor 180 vehicles for use in the Philippines from a multi-national security company. The vehicle contract will be built to level B6 protection (High Powered Rifle). All materials required to armor these vehicles will be designed and manufactured in IAC’s Centerville-based facility and shipped to IAC’s Philippine plant for install in the vehicles.

Bountiful - YOGURTLAND opened at 234 S. 500 West. Yogurtland will be Bountiful’s third frozen yogurt shop, joining ORANGELEAF, located at 515 W. 2600 South, and YOGURT SHOP, located at 463 S. Main Street.

Deer Valley - ZANTE SPA held a grand opening at its new location in the Deer Valley Plaza building. The spa blends Eastern and Western practices, offering combinations such as shamanic healing alongside traditional facials.

WSU Opens Stewart Wasatch Hall

By Sarah Cutler

Ogden - WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY opened Stewart Wasatch Hall, the first of three new student-housing buildings located at the university’s Wildcat Village.

Replacing Promontory Tower, Wildcat Village will house more than 500 students in its three halls. Stewart Wasatch Hall is 48,400 square feet, Hall 2 will be 88,480 square feet and Hall 3 will be 25,270 square feet. WSU is building all three halls in the village to receive (LEED) Silver certification. The sustainable effort includes installing solar panels.

The new village will have a courtyard with a sand volleyball court, barbecue grills and a fire pit; activity lounges with billiards, shuffleboard and big screen TVs; laundry rooms with web-access notification of availability; energy-usage monitors; on-site lectures; tutoring and other student-support services; Food On Demand campus dining; and a recreational facility with cardio equipment and resistance machines.

“In the past two years, we’ve had great demand from students who want to live in the WSU residential halls,” says Brett Perozzi, associate vice president for Student Affairs. “Dorms that were built in the 1960s don’t provide the strong learning environment required at a modern university. In our new housing complex, we have carefully crafted the design elements to ensure the long and useful life span of Wildcat Village. These buildings will serve students for the next 50 years.”

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