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TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics RevolutionSan Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

By Brad Graves September 5, 2014 2:33 p.m.   $$ Share

Stone to Build Distribution Center In Vista

Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido juggernaut that recently struck deals to build breweries in both Virginia and Berlin, said it plans to open a distribution center in Vista for its national clients.

ResMed Inc. Posts $380.4 Million in First-Quarter Revenue

San Diego-based ResMed Inc., a medical technology company making devices for sleep-related breathing disorders, announced revenue of $380.4 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30, a 6 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year.

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Pizza Port Brewing Co. Gets Nevada Distribution Deal

Pizza Port Brewing Co.’s craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California for the first time, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, an alcoholic beverage distribution company, introduces it to the Las Vegas and Reno markets.

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Stone to Open Distribution Center in Vista

Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido juggernaut that recently struck deals to build breweries in both Virginia and Berlin, said it plans to open a distribution center for its national clients in Vista.

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Northrop Grumman Reports Successful Tests of Roadside-Bomb Jamming Device

Northrop Grumman Corp. said on Oct. 16 that its JCREW system — an electronic signal jammer designed to foil roadside bombs — made it through an extensive battery of tests at five Defense Department facilities in preparation for deployment in 2015.

Albireo of New Jersey Buys Two Poway Companies

Electronic Control Systems and Green Total Solutions, both based in Poway, were acquired by Albireo Energy LLC of New Jersey for an undisclosed price.

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WD-40 Co. Reports $43.7M Net Income for the Year

Shares of WD-40 Co. gained almost 6 percent Oct. 17, one day after the company announced fourth quarter earnings.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Announces Several Contracts

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced several contract wins in the seven-day span of Oct. 9-15.

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Air Force Defends Its Reaper Drone Purchases

The U.S. Air Force rebutted a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report alleging that the Air Force is buying too many Reaper drones from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Sustainable Finfish Farm Planned Off San Diego Coast

San Diego-based Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and private equity firm Cuna del Mar LP have filed permits to develop an environmentally sustainable, 5,000-metric-ton finfish farm off the San Diego coast.

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Stone Brewing Investing $74 Million in New Virginia Operations

Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. plans to invest $74 million in a new East Coast brewing facility planned for Richmond, Va.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $306.1 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Oct. 1 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $306.1 million, sole-source contract to provide logistics services and sustainment for the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

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Kratos Gets $8.5M Military Contract for Communications Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it received an $8.5 million contract award for communication systems for certain airborne assets.

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Lpath Puts Focus on the Origins of Macular Degeneration

PHARMA: The Current Treatment Effort Is on Reducing Impact of Disease

San Diego-based Lpath Inc. just closed a deal on $12.5 million in financing to help fund the company’s attempt to treat — or maybe even cure — the number one cause of blindness.

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Speculative Projects Are Heading North

BUILDING: The Improving Economy Spurs Industrial Growth

It’s not the start of any expected boom, but three North County cities are now witnessing what has been a nearly nonexistent sight in the region for the past six years: speculative construction of industrial projects.