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Deering Tunes In to Overseas Potential

During a five-day music festival in the Indian tourism capital of Jodhpur, Spring Valley businessman Greg Deering received a great deal of attention just walking around with one of his signature banjos.

By John Cox December 1, 2016 12:23 p.m. share »
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Three Tenants Pre-lease Space at Carlsbad Industrial Development

Developer RAF Pacifica Group has signed three tenants at a new speculative industrial project currently under construction in Carlsbad, including global hair products supplier Unite Eurotherapy.

By Lou Hirsh November 30, 2016 2:45 p.m. share »

Gov't Orders Vista-Built Scanners in Deal Worth As Much As $66 Million

Leidos — a Virginia corporation with roots in San Diego — said on Nov. 29 that it will deliver 22 of its VACIS X-ray scanners to customs inspectors at various U.S. ports of entry under a new deal that could be worth up to $66 million.

By Brad Graves November 30, 2016 2:22 p.m. share »

Sempra Energy Seeks Approval to Build Texas Natural Gas Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiaries have filed a federal application to site, build and operate a natural gas liquefaction facility in southeast Texas.

By John Cox November 30, 2016 2:16 p.m. share »
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NASSCO President Fred Harris to Retire; Kevin Graney Named Successor

Kevin Graney will take over as president of General Dynamics NASSCO on Jan. 1, following the retirement of the shipyard’s longtime president, Fred Harris.

By Brad Graves November 28, 2016 4:07 p.m. share »

The Gym Store Acquired by Manufacturer Johnson Health Tech

Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.

By John Cox November 28, 2016 3:20 p.m. share »

Sempra Subsidiary Withdraws From Negotiations on Peru Pipeline

Sempra International has withdrawn from talks it had hoped would allow the company to participate in a $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline project in Peru.

By John Cox November 23, 2016 3:08 p.m. share »
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Small Brewers Plan To Sell Abroad

After several years spent burnishing San Diego County’s reputation as a major craft beer capital, local brewers and economic leaders now see international sales as key to maintaining the industry’s momentum — especially amid signs of slowing growth in the United States.

By Lou Hirsh November 23, 2016 1:22 p.m. share »
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Will Trump Maintain Tough Trade Stance?

It was a day or two after the presidential election and someone at a local tile-maker was telling the head of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce about the company’s plan to move forward with an expansion of its Tijuana manufacturing operation.

By John Cox November 23, 2016 1:14 p.m. share »
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Former Sempra Exec Named CEO of Manufacturing Firm

A former Sempra Energy executive has been tapped to head up a Valencia-based maker of industrial hydrogen sensors.

By John Cox November 21, 2016 3:02 p.m. share »

Cohu Inc. to Acquire Japanese Manufacturing Company

Cohu Inc. announced plans to acquire Japan-based Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a maker of metal probes used in electronics testing.

By Brad Graves November 17, 2016 4:17 p.m. share »

Kratos Gets $17.8 Million Contract for Drones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 16 that it received a $17.8 million contract for target drones.

By Brad Graves November 17, 2016 12:49 p.m. share »
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Miramar Brewer Takes Top Local Honor for International Expansion

San Diego craft beer maker Rough Draft Brewing Co. has been awarded the $35,000 MetroConnect grand prize for its recent export expansion efforts and job growth, presented by World Trade Center San Diego.

By Lou Hirsh November 17, 2016 12:43 p.m. share »

Former Navy SEAL to Lead Sales Team at Envision Solar

Envision Solar International Inc. has hired a former Navy SEAL chief to lead its sales and business development team.

By John Cox November 10, 2016 5:21 p.m. share »
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Updated Jet-Powered Predator Aircraft Makes Virgin Flight

A new, larger model of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Predator C Avenger aircraft made its first flight on Oct. 27, the company said Nov. 10.

By Brad Graves November 10, 2016 4:27 p.m. share »