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Friday, September 01, 2006
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Relatively cheap land, proximity to a railroad spur that will allow for efficient distribution of its gun safes and a welcoming environment fostered by Lake County officials attracted California-based Hall’s Safe Company to buy eight acres in the Lake County industrial park for its new manufacturing facility. Construction has begun on the building, and operations are expected to begin in January 2007 with 12-16 employees. “There was no industrial space left near our operations in Loomis, and after looking around for alternatives, I found that we could spend one-tenth of the cost to build in Oregon,” says COO Andy Johnson.

 

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