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Cubic Acquires Aircraft Builder’s Assets

Cubic Corp. has acquired an unmanned aircraft builder.

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AG: Flower Co. Uses Self Sustainability, Tech to Grow

When the 2007 firestorms hit San Diego — a 27-day ordeal that killed 10 people, destroyed 1,738 homes and scorched more than 350,000 acres of land – Kendall Farms LP was almost completely wiped out as nearly 80 percent of its nursery perished due to the Santa Ana winds-fueled flames.

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Energy Secretary Tours General Atomics

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry toured General Atomics facilities in San Diego and Poway on July 18, the company announced.

Kratos Gets Target Drone Work

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on July 19 that it received a U.S. Air Force contract covering three lots of its BQM-167A high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial target drone systems.

Bag Co. Cashes in on Form, Function and Social Media Strategy

RETAIL: Sash Sold 30,000 Last year; It’s Currently Expanding Manufacturing

Eight years ago, Nichole MacDonald, founder and chief bag lady of San Diego-based Sash Group Inc., found herself homeless with her then 5-year-old son after her recycled, eco-friendly bag business, Bagonia, failed to get off the ground.

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Cohu Makes Its Move to Buy Xcerra After China Blocked

TECH: Deal Could Close By Year-End; Müller Expected to Remain CEO

The leaders of Poway-based Cohu Inc. saw opportunity when U.S. regulators blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a competitor.

New Cali Bamboo CEO Wants to Keep Growing

RETAIL: He Says He Might Have Platform for $1B Company

You can call bamboo wood or you can call it grass. Cali Bamboo continues to grow like the latter.

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Compostable Cutlery Aims to Serve Diners and the Environment

DINING: Co. to Open Local Plant; Pricing May Be Challenge

It wasn’t until March of this year, after introducing his creation at the Natural Products Expo West, a natural, organic and healthy goods event in Anaheim, that Zhicong “Zack” Kong, CEO and founder of TwentyFifty Fork, a compostable cutlery company, decided to speed up plans to begin mass manufacturing his natural grain-based fork.

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Carlsbad-Based TC Technology Acquired By SSP Innovations

TCT president Jason Linley becomes SSP's director of mobile product management.

NASSCO Dry Dock Floods Unexpectedly

Workers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard are cleaning up after one of its dry docks flooded unexpectedly on July 11.

Port of S.D. Launches Liner Service Partnership with G2 Ocean

The three-year contract with G2 is the biggest the port has landed in years and will bring an estimated $600,000 in revenue annually for the San Diego Unified Port District.

WD-40 Reports Record Results

WD-40 Co. reported record high sales and earnings results for its third quarter, which ended May 31.

Nortek Security & Control Unites Local Workforce at New Corporate HQ

Maker of smart, connected devices and systems employs more than 270 people in Carlsbad.

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Sempra Evaluating Its South American Assets

UTILITY: Financials Are Focus As Activists Demand Change

The board of San Diego-based Sempra Energy is evaluating the company’s future in South America, and will make its plans public as soon as February or March.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $97M Signal Jammer Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $96.5 million contract for radio signal jammers designed to foil improvised explosive devices (IEDs).