Friday, November 8, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Securaplane To Move  Into Its New Innovation Park Facility 

Securaplane is a supplier of avionics products.  It will move into its new Oro Valley headquarters in December.

Shubhayu Chakraborty, President, Securaplane Technologies, commented in the company's recent press release: "This is an exciting time for us. The aviation industry is witnessing a period of prolonged, favorable growth, with Securaplane beating industry trends. We are delighted to be able to accommodate this expansion within Oro Valley's Innovation Park – a beautiful setting that will help us to continue to recruit and retain top talent. The Town of Oro Valley has fostered a spirit of partnership with Securaplane from day one, so I am confident that we will be able to execute this project flawlessly." (Source)

Securaplan is owned by Meggitt PLC, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Worlwide, it has 11,000 employees. 55% of whom are located in the US.  2012 revenues were $2.1 Billion.
Oro Valley To Fund Spay/Neuter Services

"The Town of Oro Valley has agreed to immediately begin funding additional spay/neuter services..." for pets. "The Town will begin dedicating $3 of every license effective immediately," according to a letter written by Town Manager Caton to Pima County Administrator Huckleberry.

"During fiscal year 2012-13, Oro Valley residents procured approximately 5,400 licenses, which would have meant an additional $16,000 for spay/neuter." According to the source: "Oro Valley paid approximately $94.50 per pet for the 275 pets from Oro Valley that were sheltered at Pima Animal Care Center in fiscal year 2012-13. The cost of an average spay/neuter surgery is approximately $75."(Source)
Shop Oro Valley Is In Progress

Shop Oro Valley started last week. It will be in effect until January 3, 2014.  "There's a weekly contest – anyone who shops at an Oro Valley business and spends $25 or more can turn in their receipt and be eligible to win one of more than 40 weekly prizes, including a grand prize at Hilton ElConquistador."(Source)
How Do We Stack Up?

Oro Valley is, by far, the town with the oldest average median age, according to the 2010 Census.



Marlene Leeper said...

Once again, Seniors don't count. in OV.
How about a Senior Center or a center where any group in OV could
hold meetings......instead of a dog park!!

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Yes. It seems, at the moment, as though there is a momentum shift to providing for the youth of the community. This is not a bad thing. It is simply what it is.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Marlene - as a senior myself, I see this O.V. council move as a wedge to build the greater project denied them a few years ago when the bond initiative went down.
Don't get your panties in a bind over the dog park. This Naranja land was previously an industrial site, and probably contaminated then. More than a decade ago, a high school was slated for the site, but after soil analysis showed contamination, the school was relocated to the current site of Ironwood Ridge.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

I don't understand why you believe seniors don't count. You can have meetings at the library, at the senior center in Sun City, at most any church, at El Conquistador, etc.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

toughteri...We are woefully short of park space in this community using any reputable measurement standard. There is not a single dedicated senior softball field in Oro Valley.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

So, . . . your point is. . .?

Richard Furash, MBA said...

I would not refer to it as a wedge but as an initial step to get closer to where we need to be. Unfortunately going about this in a piecemeal fashion will be far more costly that doing it all at once.