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DJO Global Posts $293 Million in Net Sales for Second Quarter

San Diego medical device maker DJO Global reported a bump to its net sales in the second quarter.

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Couple Open Kombucha Tasting Room in Old Town

A new local brewery in Old Town is jumping on the kombucha bandwagon, opening a tasting room in San Diego where the fizzy beverage is brewed.

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Verdezyne Appoints New CFO

Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, announced the appointment of David Kelsey as chief financial officer.

Escondido-Based Custom Blow Molding Acquired by Missouri Plastics Manufacturer

A Missouri-based manufacturer has acquired Escondido’s Custom Blow Molding, a producer of packaging and containers for the sports nutrition and nutraceuticals market. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

San Diego-Based Blue Seas Fabrication Opens Operation

Blue Seas Fabrication has opened for business.

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Despite Frothy Competition, Brewer Stays Its Course

HOSPITALITY: Karl Strauss To Open Brew Pubs in OC, LA

“Karlifornia” has lately been appearing with increasing frequency on the caps, T-shirts and other paraphernalia sold at the craft beer brewery restaurants operated by San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

GA-ASI Awarded $31.8 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $31.8 million delivery order for ground-control stations.

Wireless Antenna Maker Airgain Inc. Plans to Go Public

Wireless antenna maker Airgain Inc. plans to go public.

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Going Places

VEHICLES: Fox Finds Opportunity at Every Turn As It Builds Better Systems for Vehicles of All Types

Your mountain bike, the Ford Raptor truck, a side-by-side off-road vehicle, and the Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle all have one thing in common: the Fox company.

M&M Plastics Inc. Acquired by New York Firm

A New York-based plastics supplier has acquired M&M Plastics Inc., a plastics fabrication shop in Miramar that services businesses nationwide.

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Royal Air Force to Buy Next-Gen Predator B in Deal Potentially Worth $548 Million

Great Britain’s Royal Air Force plans to buy the next-generation Predator B unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than a half-billion dollars.

Vice President Joe Biden to Talk Trade During Port District Visit

Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal on July 13 to deliver remarks on trade enforcement, according to the Port of San Diego.

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La Jolla-Based Sector 9 Acquired by Bravo Sports Corp.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.

Fifteen Companies Chosen to Participate in Metro Connect Program

Fifteen San Diego County companies will participate in the local World Trade Center’s Metro Connect program, a comprehensive support program to spur the companies’ global growth.

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives Contract That Could Be Worth $3.1 Billion

General Dynamics NASSCO received an order for six oilers — auxiliary ships that rendezvous with U.S. Navy combat ships at sea and refuel them — that could be worth in excess of $3.1 billion.