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Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Sempra's Ienova Announces Details of Private Offering and Public Offering

Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V, Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, announced pricing and other details of a private and public offering intended to raise more than $1.4 billion.

Stone Brewing Co. Laying Off 5% of Workforce

Stone Brewing Co. announced Oct. 13 that it is cutting approximately 5 percent of its workforce – laying off about 60 of its 1,200 employees – as it adjusts to rising competitive pressures in the beer industry.

BlackRock Reports 10.2 Percent Stake in Callaway Golf

Investment management firm BlackRock Inc. held a 10.2 percent stake in Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. as of Sept. 30, crossing a threshold where the fund had to report its stake to securities regulators.

NASSCO Wins $106.2 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $106.2 million contract modification to buy materials for a fifth Expeditionary Mobile Base ship, and to support its construction.

Senomyx Inc. Extends Collaboration With PepsiCo

Senomyx Inc., a local biotech that makes flavor enhancers, has extended its collaboration with PepsiCo.

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Manufacturing Is Career Path Worth Pursuing

If you ask most students and parents about their thoughts on manufacturing, they will bring up archaic images of a lackluster industry, with assembly lines and low-skilled workers.

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Monument Co.’s Words Are Its Bonds to Customers

PRODUCTION: Artisans Engrave the Headstones; Internet Vies for Business

A visit to Carol Parker’s office and workshop seems like a trip back to the days before World War II. The neighborhood is old and her buildings date from the 1930s. Some of the furnishings and religious statuary seem equally old. However, the computer-aided design hardware and the many California employment posters on the walls show this manufacturing business is very much a part of the 21st century.

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Sharing The S.D. Airspace

Aerospace Cluster Gives Cos. More Resources, Bigger Talent Pool, and A Host of Opportunities

Carlsbad-based 5D Robotics Inc. learned the value of being located within an industry cluster a couple of years ago when, facing a two-week deadline on a land-mine-detection project for the U.S. Army, it suddenly discovered a $300,000 mechanical arm it had ordered from Germany wasn’t entirely reliable under adverse weather conditions.

Oceanside Glasstile Acquires Spectrum Glass Co.

Carlsbad-based manufacturer Oceanside Glasstile announced it has acquired certain assets of Spectrum Glass Co. Inc., an art glass maker based in Woodinville, Wash.

Sempra Subsidiary Ienova Given Official Clearance to Buy Interest in Mexican Company

Sempra Energy said Sept. 21 its Mexican subsidiary, Ienova, has received antitrust clearance to buy a 50 percent equity interest in pipeline builder and operator Gasoductos de Chihuahua.

Pentagon Awards GA-ASI Two Contracts Worth a Total of $42.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $25.3 million contract modification to acquire four Gray Eagle war replacement aircraft and four satellite data terminals. The expected completion date is December 2017.

Appeals Court to Review PUC Approval of Carlsbad Power Plant

California’s First District Court of Appeals has agreed to revisit the state Public Utilities Commission’s 4-1 decision last year allowing construction of a 500-megawatt, natural gas-fired power plant in Carlsbad.

RF Industries Reports Q3 Net Loss of $597,000

Shares in RF Industries Ltd., the San Diego electronic component maker, declined 18 percent on Sept. 14 after the company reported a third-quarter net loss of $597,000 on revenue of $7.6 million.

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Sempra Energy Announces Changes to Executive Team

Sempra Energy announced a string of executive changes, including the upcoming departure of President Mark A. Snell, as part of a leadership development and succession process that effectively reshuffles the Fortune 500 company’s top leadership without bringing in anyone from outside its ranks.