Friday, June 26th — DWG Capital Partners will work with the facility’s new operating partner, Stone Bear Reclamation, to treat non-hazardous wastewater, recycling as much as 150,000 gallons a day. Located at 11225 Mulberry Avenue, Fontana, Calif., the facility will help ease the state’s clean-water crisis, with a service radius that extends from the Mexican border to just south of Bakersfield, California.
The facility required both numerous federal and state approvals that were achieved over the last six months in SBR and DWG’s preparation for the re-opening of the plant.
“The legislative and regulatory hurdles are inherently very high for water treatment plants. They do so to protect California’s greatest resource – its water – and our partners at SBR handled the complex process with the highest efficiency and excellence. We are excited for the years ahead as we recapitalize and clear the way for the facility to process even higher volumes of treated water for both California and its western United States neighbors,” Dunning stated.
California’s demand for clean water reclamation services is extremely strong and the marketplace has a limited amount of approved facilities with only three similar plants in Southern California and two plants in Northern California. Notably, a high volume of clients had pre-ordered a significant portion of the plant’s water reclamation service capacity well before SBR’s full operational opening. They are now being immediately serviced as of the grand re-opening.
“Communities across the nation are facing water challenges that cost billions of dollars,” said Judd Dunning, president of DWG Capital Partners. “We were impressed by the plant’s new operator, Stone Bear Reclamation, and remain bullish on such alternative investments for our traditional NNN real estate sale-leaseback investors.”
Ralph Padilla, Stone Bear Reclamation’s general operations manager, added, “With a capacity to recycle up to 150,000 gallons a day, we will be able to release treated water back into the supply chain where it can be used again for things such as irrigation as part of a sustainability circle that will increase water supply as communities and demand for clean water, continue to grow.”
The water reuse is in line with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Water Reuse Action Plan to produce more local, sustainable and cost-effective water supplies.
According to Bluefield Research, reuse capacity of reclaimed water in the United States is expected to increase 37 percent by 2027. Industrial applications will grow 31 percent by the same year. The U.S. is already the largest reuse market by volume, with further future growth projected beyond that.
Robert Bianchi, Stone Bear Reclamation’s chief financial officer, noted, “Throughout the United States, communities are grappling with a variety of critical infrastructure issues impacting the public’s need for not just clean water, but safe roads and bridges, efficient transportation, energy and data. With cities and municipalities unable to sustain these assets, socially responsible private investment has become a very solid, attractive and viable alternative while also considering environmental impact.”
Dunning, a veteran capital markets expert who previously served as managing director at Newmark Knight Frank, also noted, “The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that over $743 billion is needed for water infrastructure improvements across the U.S. By leveraging our expertise in the capital markets, we are confident that this initial investment by DWG Capital Partners will perform well as part of what is a nationwide effort to improve drinking water and waste-water treatment.”
He said, “We see opportunities such as the Inland Empire-based Stone Bear water treatment facility as investments that are more immune to business downturns and can also serve as a hedge against future e-commerce risks that other asset classes face. Our ability to manage this type of impact investment across a variety of assets has enabled us to build a successful pipeline of well-positioned placements for our clients.”
Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ Opens in Redlands
Asurion® Repair Experts Provide Fast Fixes on Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and More
A new electronics repair shop, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™, has opened in Redlands at 9980 Alabama St. The store offers professional fixes for most consumer electronics, from smartphones, tablets, and computers to game consoles, smart speakers, drones, and more.
While common repairs include cracked screens, battery issues, and water damage, the company’s repair experts have fixed millions of devices and can help with most any tech mishap, and many basic repairs can be completed in 45 minutes or less.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to introduce Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions to Redlands as we continue to serve this region,” said Damon Madison, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions District Manager. “Our team prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else. By offering free diagnostics on all device issues, matching competitors’ prices, and guaranteeing fast-turnarounds on device repairs, we’re dedicated to making our customers’ experience affordable and convenient.”
The store’s expert repair technicians fix all kinds of technology, regardless of make or model, and the store is an authorized repair provider for Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones. Customers can book a repair appointment online or stop by the store for walk-in service. The store offers free, no-obligation diagnostics on all gadgets, as well as a 1-year limited warranty on all repairs. It even offers a price match guarantee on any local competitor’s regularly published price for the same repair.
The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 750 locations across the U.S. Formerly known as uBreakiFix®, all U.S. locations will rebrand as Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions throughout 2022.
“We are excited to serve people in Redlands with fast and affordable tech repair,” said Dave Barbuto, CEO of Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions. “We all rely on our phones and laptops more than ever before, and our mission is bigger than repairing shattered screens and broken charge ports. We fix tech because people depend on it to stay connected to things that are important to them. I look forward to serving this community through our new location.”
The new store is located at:
9980 Alabama St Suite C, Redlands, CA 92374
New Partnership Announced; Stater Bros. Markets joins Entertainment Giant
Toyota Arena has announced a new partnership with Stater Bros. Markets effective July 1, 2022.
Guests of the arena will soon be able to experience the new branding of the North Patio, which will include live concerts featuring local bands and up-and-coming professional talent. “We are thrilled to welcome Stater Bros. Markets as a partner to Toyota Arena,” said Michael K. Krouse, President & CEO. “It’s a natural fit – this is our community’s grocery store of choice and the amazing Stater Bros. Charities provides non-profit organizations in our local region with support. We are on board to help as well.”
The marketing amenities this partnership will provide Stater Bros. will include a presence on several assets including the arena’s Interstate 10 marquee, overhead LED scoreboard, television monitors throughout the facility, website, and more. The relationship created through this agreement will also provide benefits for Toyota Arena guests, including new Stater Bros.-inspired food and beverage options.
The benefits to the community will go beyond lifestyle and entertainment, however. Stater Bros. and Toyota Arena recognize the important role they play in the overall development of the City of Ontario. The city’s vigorous commercial and residential growth, and its status as a destination location will result in economic growth, jobs, and a thriving community. The partnership will also open up new opportunities to support the giving efforts of the market’s non-profit charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities.
“This really is an exciting day for the entire Stater Bros. team. As a company, we work hard to establish great business relationships, and with Toyota Arena, we’ve found an excellent partner,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “I look forward to the new opportunities our partnership will bring and its benefits for the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire as a whole.”
IECE Presents its Inaugural State of Entrepreneur Report on Dec. 9
The first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Address for the Inland Empire is being held by the Cal State San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5-8 p.m. at 4th Sector Innovations in Ontario.
IECE’s goal in producing the State of Entrepreneurship research study is to bring the voice of local entrepreneurs to those who need to hear it most – local and state policymakers, community organizations, lenders, and other resource providers.
The Voice of the Entrepreneur survey, on which the address is based, sends powerful feedback on the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners of the Inland Southern California region face.
Survey results were drawn out earlier this year by reaching out to IECE’s extensive network, consisting of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners representing a diverse group of industries. The IECE will continue to distribute the Voice of the Entrepreneur survey in the spring of each calendar year to find out what Inland Empire entrepreneurs and business owners are going through.
The report is a potent tool for policymakers, economic impact drivers, and business owners and entrepreneurs to analyze growth potential within the region. Using measurable data, the goal is to identify the challenges and opportunities facing local business owners and obstacles that may be impeding business growth.
The result is a concise report that gives insight into how we can effectively learn and evolve together with a regional focus.
The evening will start and end with networking and food; in between, the SOER report will be presented, which includes examining the indicators of entrepreneurial activity and how the IE measures up as a region; learning of the Voice of the Entrepreneur direct survey results and the common themes, as well as an IE Ecosystem assessment; and regional perspectives from influencers that include:
- Rod Vandenbos, founder and CEO, buzzbox beverages, Indio;
- Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels, Palm Springs;
- Edward Ornelas, Jr. President, Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Ana Karina Suchánek, president, Cask Restaurant Group, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga; and
- Pepi Jackson, president and CEO, Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce
Click the following link – Secure Your Spot for the 2021 State of Entrepreneurship Address – to attend, network and learn more about entrepreneurship in the region. Whether you are a seasoned or soon-to-be entrepreneur, there is a perspective for everyone who wants to know more about how to strengthen the Inland Empire economy.
The presentation will unveil breakthrough metrics and perspectives on the State of Entrepreneurship throughout the Inland Empire, including:
- Why a report like this is essential for the collective growth of our region;
- What the report consists of: indicators for entrepreneurship and what real entrepreneurs in our communities are telling us through our Voice of the Entrepreneur survey results; and
- Regional perspectives from influencers and officials that are active in our ecosystem.
The event will also include food and cocktails while networking within an inspirational setting at 4th Sector Innovations Ontario.
To learn more, visit the IECE State of Entrepreneurship Report website.
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