SD MANUFACTURING

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).

Sempra Announces Sale of Renewables As ‘the First Phase’

ENERGY: Activist Investors Push Greater Simplification of Co.

Sempra Energy plans to sell its solar and wind energy generation businesses, as well as two natural gas storage facilities in the southeastern United States.

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Zodiac Completes Merger With Fluidra

Spain-based Fluidra S.A. closed its merger with Vista-based Zodiac Pool Solutions, Fluidra announced on July 2.

RF Industries’ Dawson Gets Board Seat

RF Industries Ltd. has named Robert Dawson to its board of directors.

GA-ASI Plans Transatlantic Flight

Ninety-one years after Charles Lindbergh did it, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. plans to cross the Atlantic. Only this time, the aircraft will be unmanned.

Co.’s Lights, Fans Have Growing Impact in International Markets

PRODUCTION: Home Fan Launch Will Provide Another Revenue Stream

If you ask Solatube International Inc., president, Bob Westfall Jr., to describe what the daylight and ventilation systems manufacturing company is about in one sentence, he’d simply say: “fresh air and natural light — that is our business.”

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Royale Energy to Buy Oil Fields

Royale Energy Inc., an El Cajon-based petroleum producer and marketer, said it is in discussions to acquire assets in Texas’ Permian Basin and the greater Los Angeles area.

Green Flash Brewing Co. Opens New Location in Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. has opened its first full-scale restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, next to the University of Nebraska campus.

Qualcomm Names 2 New Directors to Board

Additions bring total number of directors to 12.

CPUC Gives OK for SDG&E’s 5 New Energy Storage Facilities

ENERGY: Utility Enlists Five Businesses to Build Lithium-Ion Battery Sites

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has enlisted the help of five businesses to develop more energy storage within its service territory.

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Activist Investors Seeking Major Changes at Sempra

ENERGY: They See Co. As Unfocused Conglomerate Of Disparate Businesses

Sempra Energy has the potential to grow to at least $139 per share, activist investors said recently as they introduced a proposal to remake the company’s board and streamline its business model by jettisoning certain assets.

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Rosé Continues to Be a Rising Star For Local Wineries

WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales

In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.

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