Hello, Lompoc. We’ll confess that in our 15 years, the Business Times has badly under-reported business and tourism news coming out of the Lompoc Valley. As a second city to larger Santa Maria, Lompoc has stuggled a bit over the years to find its identity. And more recently, it was badly hurt by the real Read More →
In its second acquisition this year, Lompoc-based DenMat has bought G.Hartzell & Son, a dental instruments company in the Bay Area.
DenMat has acquired most of the dental assets of Fort Collins, Co.-based Zila and will move those operations to its Lompoc headquarters, adding more warehouse space and ramping up hiring in sales, marketing and manufacturing.
DenMat has acquired most of the dental assets of Fort Collins, Co.-based Zila and will move some of that firm’s operations to its Lompoc headquarters, the company said Feb. 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The city’s comeback is being fueled in part by the housing bust, which left it as a rare find in the region — a large community with affordable homes, condos and apartments and a skilled workforce.
In honor of the long 4th of July holiday weekend, I’m going to devote this column to American manufacturing.
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