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Our view: Tougher trash standards a different kind of trade war

By   /  Friday, June 29th, 2018  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Tougher trash standards a different kind of trade war

According to President Donald Trump, trade wars are quick and easy to win. However, trash haulers and recycling companies across the nation and the region will tell you about a trade war that’s dirty, long-lasting and a losing proposition. Since late last year, China has been raising its standards for accepting millions of tons of Read More →

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Ventura recycling center treats storm water

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura recycling center treats storm water

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Gold Coast Recycling celebrates 25th anniversary

By   /  Thursday, November 19th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Gold Coast Recycling celebrates 25th anniversary

  When California passed AB 939 in 1989, the mandatory waste diversion goals looked lofty and unreachable. But Harrison Industries of Ventura stepped up with a unique plan to provide all of its customers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with waste bins that allowed them to separate trash and recyclables. Twenty-five years later, Gold Read More →

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Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Remembering Myra: Harrison Industries co-founder dies at age 99

When E.J. Harrison turned to hauling trash to earn money for his family in the middle of the Great Depression, he already had a strong partner — his wife Myra.

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Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

By   /  Thursday, May 29th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Harrison Industries matriarch dies at age 99

Myra Harrison, co-founder and matriarch of E. J. Harrison & Sons, one of the largest private enterprises in Ventura County, has died at age 99. A news bulletin from the Harrison family said she died in her sleep on May 25. She was the daughter of Francisca Moraga Velarde and Elias Velarde and her ancestors Read More →

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2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies honorees announced

By   /  Monday, February 25th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Features, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism  /  Comments Off on 2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies honorees announced

Congratulations to the 2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies award winners. The section published Friday, Feb. 22 and is available with the print edition of the Business Times. This year’s winners are: Family Business Titan: Gills Onions, an Oxnard-based onion processing company owned by brothers Steve and David Gill. Legacy Family Businesses • Green Read More →

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Onion, celery growers tout energy projects

By   /  Wednesday, July 11th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Onion, celery growers tout energy projects

Ventura County took a another step toward becoming a global hub for sustainable agriculture on July 11 when two big Oxnard food processors unveiled major energy efficiency projects. With a number of state and local officials in attendance, Gills Onions launched a major energy storage facility that will allow it to capture electricity generated at Read More →

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