Performance Utility Supply is currently supplying material to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park that will be located at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Besides a boost in tourism to the park, it will also generate jobs. Lots and lots of jobs. In the official news release from NBC Universal, their "Evolution Plan" for the 391-acre lot should stimulate $2 billion of economic activity in the region and create upwards of 30,000 jobs.
"After nearly a decade of work on the Evolution Plan, today’s vote sets the stage for our next 100 years in Los Angeles,” said Ron Meyer, president and COO of Universal Studios. “We are thankful for the support and leadership we have received from both the County and City of Los Angeles and are ready to get started investing in these important tourism and production projects in the next few months."
Concurrently, Orlando's “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will get an expansion. Since the Harry Potter attraction opened in, company executives have said attendance has jumped by about 50 percent, but did not give raw figures.
"It was a game changer for us and frankly for Orlando," said Meyer. "The expansion in Orlando will make it that much more of a must-see, and we'll have the same experience here."
Executives did not immediately detail their plans for the Hollywood park, but Meyer said there was enough room to expand. Unfortunately, that meant saying bye-bye to music and hello to Hogwarts. The Gibson Amphitheatre (Universal Amphitheater to us old-timers) closed last September to make room for the new park.
The similar attraction in Orlando took four and a half years to complete, and the Universal Studios project will probably take the same amount of time, suggesting a late 2016 opening.
So far, Performance Utility Supply has supplied the Universal Studios project with the following materials:
- Various sizes of GRC conduit, sweeps, segments, fitting and custom made nipples
- Various sizes of PVC conduit, sweeps, segments, and fitting
- Copper wire
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