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Sharks to Evaluate Spill-Proof Wine Glass

The two local founders of Goverre, a maker of to-go wine cups, will pitch to celebrity investors this Friday on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank.

By Brittany Meiling April 17, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »

OneRoof Energy Settles Arbitration Claim; CEO Steps Down From All Positions at Company

San Diego solar company OneRoof Energy continues to wind down its operations, this time with the resignation of its CEO David Field and the settlement of an arbitration claim.

By Brittany Meiling April 14, 2017 11:43 a.m. share »
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Distiller Sticks With a Craft Beer Game Plan

Just eight months after founder Jack White and other key executives departed San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, their new venture, Cutwater Spirits, has already made its own mark in the burgeoning world of distilled craft alcoholic drinks.

By Lou Hirsh April 13, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »

Graphic: Flight Club: GA-ASI Shoots for New Predator Customers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is working to widen its customer base for its Predator family of unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves April 12, 2017 6 p.m. share »

WD-40 Co. Reports Q2 Net Income of $12.4M

Chemical maker WD-40 Co. reported second quarter net income of $12.4 million on net sales of $96.5 million. Its second quarter ended on Feb. 28 and the business reported financial results on April 6.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »
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Bemer USA Purchases Carlsbad Property for New Headquarters

Bemer USA, which makes medical devices geared to vascular physical therapy, has purchased a Carlsbad industrial and office building for approximately $2.58 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 7, 2017 11:39 a.m. share »
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Three Trends Driving Growth in Craft Spirits

San Diego’s Cutwater Spirits and You & Yours Distilling Co. are just the latest among a wave of craft distillers now offering their own take on gins, vodkas, rums and other alcoholic spirits — a roster now numbering more than a dozen in San Diego County alone.

By Lou Hirsh April 6, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

DEI Holdings Names Harper to CFO Post

DEI Holdings Inc. and Sound United announced April 6 that they have named Pete Harper as chief financial officer.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 4:03 p.m. share »
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Callaway Golf Creates a Force to Be Reckoned With in New Driver

Why didn’t I think of that? Some innovations seem so simple that a person might say that to himself. Callaway Golf Co.’s new top-of-the-line driver, dubbed Great Big Bertha Epic, comes with a novel set of reinforcing bars that prevent the golf club from deforming as it makes contact with the ball. The Carlsbad-based company says the reinforced face increases ball speed and distance.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 1:17 p.m. share »
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Sign Co.’s Vision Is to Make Others Look Good

There is an “Alice in Wonderland” quality to the Federal Heath Visual Communications factory on North Avenue in Oceanside. In this cavernous room, things are out of scale. Giant C shapes bent like macaroni pasta sit nearby; they will soon go together to form a complete circle emblem outside a Target Corp. discount store somewhere.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »

What’s Behind Company’s $1.3M Hunt for Waste and Inefficiency

Cut waste. That’s the mantra of lean manufacturing.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2017 3:44 p.m. share »

Coca-Cola Cutting 102 Jobs as Part of Consolidation

Beverage giant Coca-Cola is cutting 102 jobs in San Diego.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 3, 2017 10:43 a.m. share »
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Insole Maker Took Inspiration and Put It on a Solid Footing

The orthotics business isn’t one that typically inspires the dreams and aspirations of children. Laina Gossman was no exception.

By Katherine Connor April 3, 2017 8:54 a.m. share »
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Makers Quarter’s First Brewer Won’t be Local

An out-of-state beer maker will open in East Village’s budding Makers Quarter development during the week of April 3.

By Lou Hirsh March 28, 2017 5:14 p.m. share »
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Raken Throws Its Hard Hat Into Construction Software Ring

Kyle Slager is the first to admit he’s no construction expert. Still, the Ohio native who came to California by way of Rhode Island has spent some time on job sites. That’s what happens when your father is a real estate developer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 23, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »