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Wireless Antenna Maker Airgain Inc. Plans to Go Public

Wireless antenna maker Airgain Inc. plans to go public.

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Going Places

VEHICLES: Fox Finds Opportunity at Every Turn As It Builds Better Systems for Vehicles of All Types

Your mountain bike, the Ford Raptor truck, a side-by-side off-road vehicle, and the Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle all have one thing in common: the Fox company.

M&M Plastics Inc. Acquired by New York Firm

A New York-based plastics supplier has acquired M&M Plastics Inc., a plastics fabrication shop in Miramar that services businesses nationwide.

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Royal Air Force to Buy Next-Gen Predator B in Deal Potentially Worth $548 Million

Great Britain’s Royal Air Force plans to buy the next-generation Predator B unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than a half-billion dollars.

Vice President Joe Biden to Talk Trade During Port District Visit

Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal on July 13 to deliver remarks on trade enforcement, according to the Port of San Diego.

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La Jolla-Based Sector 9 Acquired by Bravo Sports Corp.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.

Fifteen Companies Chosen to Participate in Metro Connect Program

Fifteen San Diego County companies will participate in the local World Trade Center’s Metro Connect program, a comprehensive support program to spur the companies’ global growth.

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives Contract That Could Be Worth $3.1 Billion

General Dynamics NASSCO received an order for six oilers — auxiliary ships that rendezvous with U.S. Navy combat ships at sea and refuel them — that could be worth in excess of $3.1 billion.

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National Pen Makes Its Mark in Promotions

MARKETING: Big Data, Acquisitions All Part of the Plan

It’s likely that more than a few San Diego business boosters haven’t heard of National Pen Co., a firm with a four-decade history in the region that is expected to earn $300 million in revenue in 2016. But chances are high that they’ve used the company’s products.

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In The Right Field

MARKETING: Branding Co. Founders’ Creativity Gets Fans Into the Games

When Jason Klein and Casey White were students at Helix High School in the 1990s, they never imagined their love of sports would lead them to form Brandiose, their own branding company.

Black Plague to Open Brewery in Oceanside

Black Plague Brewery, Oceanside’s newest brewery, will lease a 12,945-square-foot, free-standing building located at 2550 Jason Court within the Jason Court Business Park, on the east side of Oceanside between State Routes 76 and 78. There already are eight breweries in the North County city.

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Valentin Ramirez Appointed CEO of Chicken of the Sea International

Valentin Ramirez has been appointed CEO of San Diego-based Chicken of the Sea International, a division of Thai Union Group PCL, the world's largest tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of global seafood brands.

Qualcomm Files Complaint Against Meizu in China

Qualcomm Inc. said June 23 that it took legal action against the Chinese company Meizu, filing a complaint in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

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Brewmaster Steele Leaving Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co. announced that Brewmaster Mitch Steele will be leaving the company at the end of June, after 10 years with the Escondido-based craft beer maker.

Manufacturer RF Industries Reports Q2 Net Revenue of $7.74 Million

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego business specializing in cables and connectors, reported a net loss of $113,000, or 1 cent per share, on revenue of $7.74 million in its second quarter, which ended on April 30. In the same quarter of 2015, the business reported net income of $448,000 on revenue of $7.59 million.