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Haas Automation plots expansion in California after deal with state

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Haas Automation plots expansion in California after deal with state

Oxnard-based Haas Automation has struck a deal with state tax officials that could secure another machine-tool factory and thousands of high-end manufacturing jobs for Ventura County, according to people familiar with the company’s expansion plans.

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Manufacturers hunt for talent amid shortage

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2013  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Manufacturers hunt for talent amid shortage

Many of the region’s largest manufacturers say they face a shortage of skilled factory workers. That’s despite high unemployment rates and a steady decline in tri-county manufacturing jobs in recent years. Industry experts say the shortage stems from a number of factors, including a dearth of young people interested in manufacturing careers. Few students are Read More →

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The Golden State needs to stop scaring away its manufacturers

By   /  Friday, August 23rd, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on The Golden State needs to stop scaring away its manufacturers

What California doesn’t have is a government that provides a clear set of rules for manufacturers or a playing field that’s remotely level with other states.

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Letter to the editor: Presidential pardon would compromise integrity

By   /  Friday, February 15th, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Presidential pardon would compromise integrity

There is a sticking point on a presidential pardon, and that is integrity.

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Despite Gov. Perry’s visit, Haas has yet to say ‘I do’ to Texas

By   /  Tuesday, February 12th, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Despite Gov. Perry’s visit, Haas has yet to say ‘I do’ to Texas

Officials at Haas Automation appeared flattered by a pre-Valentine’s Day recruitment visit by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but did not reveal any definitive news about the company’s expansion or relocation plans on Tuesday. The Oxnard-based machine-tool maker was courted by Perry after saying publicly that it is considering locations outside of California to expand beyond Read More →

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Gold Team fights back as Perry pursues Haas

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  2 Comments

A pre-Valentine’s Day visit by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Haas Automation has set off a duel between the leader of the Lone Star State and California politicians. Haas Automation is one of the largest employers in Ventura County and the third-largest private company in the Tri-Counties, with annual revenue approaching $1 billion. The Oxnard-based Read More →

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Behind the effort to get a presidential pardon for a manufacturing icon

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Behind the effort to get a presidential pardon for a manufacturing icon

Gene Haas and Haas Automation made headlines on Feb. 4 when the company confirmed to the Business Times that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is slated to make a recruiting trip to the Oxnard machine tool maker later this month. Whether or not Haas pulls the trigger and expands in Texas or North Carolina, the home Read More →

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