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LOS ANGELES – In a nondescript manufacturing plant on a quiet San Fernando cul-de-sac, a khaki-green machine the size of two pool tables end to end sucks in bright pink ribbon and spits out one of the hottest fashions in theme parks.
Here, in the northern stretches of suburban Los Angeles, the private company that began producing plastic hospital wristbands out of a Burbank garage more than 50 years ago has become the nation’s top producer of a new microchip-enhanced wristband for amusement parks, concerts, resorts and gyms.
Company leaders envision a future when they can expand the technology for use for border security and hospital identification, among other uses.
“All sorts of things can be done with this technology,” said Walter Mosher Jr. a company founder and member of the board of directors.