Best known as the tall, handsome announcer on "The Carol Burnett Show," Lyle, pictured above, dreamed up the idea for Star Waggons while he was playing the leading man on the 1970s series "Wonder Woman."
He and his sons hope not to lay off any of the 75 people who work at the company's two manufacturing plants in Sylmar. "We're always concerned with a strike on the horizon," Lyle said. "There's no question we'll be impacted. But we're big enough to stay in business and keep manufacturing and refurbishing our fleet."
Jason said a strike would be particularly harmful in the face of Hollywood's problem with runaway production. "The reality is that we're facing so much competition from other states and countries. You're seeing a ton of business moving out to places like Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, China, India, Prague, Romania -- it's not something to be messed with."