gmhTODAY 07 gmhToday Mar Apr 2016 - Page 77

BUSINESS NEWS Anritsu Company D eborah Morton-Padilla moved to Morgan Hill the business through sustained investment in its employees in 1992, and like so many local professionals, and operations in Morgan Hill. commuted to a job north of here for eight years. In 2000, Deborah was delighted to accept a job with Anritsu Company in Morgan Hill. Anritsu Company began as Wiltron Company. Wiltron Although many of Anritsu’s employees reverse commute into our city every day, those who do choose to live here extol the relaxed lifestyle, friendly environment and multiple opportunities for civic engagement. Ms. Morton-Padilla Company was an independent specialty electronic said: “I love my five-minute commute past idyllic farm scenes instrument company founded in April 1960. The company on the way to work.” When asked why we don’t have relocated to Morgan Hill in 1980 and was the first facility even more companies calling Morgan Hill home, she said built in the business park south of Cochrane Road. At that “I really don’t know why we don’t. Maybe they just aren’t time Wiltron also had a real estate development affiliate. aware of us.” Once Wiltron was headquartered in the business park, other Considering Morgan Hill’s diverse collection of users such as Sakata Seed acquired land and built their businesses, anyone who wants to be a good neighbor facilities. This pattern of owner-occupied buildings continues is more than welcome to join us. The combination of with many of the commercial/industrial users in Morgan Hill. reasonable land costs, easy reverse commuting and an Many businesses value the relative certainty of being able to outstanding lifestyle add up to an attractive place to do own their property instead of worrying about future potential business. The burgeoning local restaurant scene and out- rent increases. Wiltron was sold to Japan-based Anritsu standing opportunities for walking, running and biking also Corporation in 1990, and Anritsu has continued to grow make for a great place to spend the business day. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MARCH/APRIL 2016 gmhtoday.com 77