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LRAD Corp. received a $1.3 million order for mobile mass-notification systems, the North County company announced on Oct. 18.
Solana Beach-based American Wave Machines Inc. has landed a contract to equip an indoor surf venue in Australia with its SurfStream wave machine.
San Diego startup Feetz Inc., a company that uses 3D printing technology to make custom-fit shoes, has launched a pop-up shop within DSW Inc. shoe store locations in New York City and San Francisco.
American Laboratory Trading (ALT) has partnered with Agilent Technologies, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of life science equipment, to sell factory-refurbished lab equipment.
Canadian firm Laguna Blends Inc. is acquiring marketing rights for, and an equity interest in, two brands by nutraceutical water company Carlsbad Naturals LLC in a $1.8 million deal.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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., a local biotech that makes flavor enhancers, has extended its collaboration with PepsiCo.
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.
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.
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.
Carlsbad-based manufacturer Oceanside Glasstile announced it has acquired certain assets of Spectrum Glass Co. Inc., an art glass maker based in Woodinville, Wash.