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Private-Label Manufacturer Blue Cross Labs Acquired

Blue Cross Laboratories in Santa Clarita has been acquired by Starco Group of Santa Monica, effective Nov. 14. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1960 by David Mahler, Blue Cross makes household and personal care items including deodorants, detergents and over-the-counter pain-relieving creams. The company sells through its own value brands such as Supremo detergent and Cold & Hot relief patches, but also manufactures private label products for large retailers. The company, which is run by Darrell Mahler and his son Burke Mahler, has a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 20950 Centre Pointe Parkway. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to build this amazing, wide reaching and powerful business that was started almost 60 years ago,” Ross Sklar, chief executive of Starco Group, said in a statement. Starco Group confirmed that Blue Cross will continue to operate as a stand-alone company with its own facilities and operations.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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