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Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Awarded $17.5M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 9 that it awarded San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Inc. a $17.5 million contract modification, exercising an option to repair and alter the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

LRAD Logs Orders to Chinese, Japanese Customers

LRAD Corp. started the month of February by announcing a group of international orders totaling more than $1 million.

By Brad Graves February 8, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »

Callaway Golf Posts Q4 Net Income of $123.3 Million

Callaway Golf Co. reported fourth-quarter net income of $123.3 million on net sales of $163.7 million. The business reported its quarterly financial results on Feb. 2.

By Brad Graves February 6, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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Baby Food Maker Raises $3.1 Million in Series A Round

Local baby food upstart Once Upon a Farm has raised $3.1 million in a Series A round, paving the way for the company’s expansion into new regions.

By Brittany Meiling February 6, 2017 3 p.m. share »

Qualcomm and TDK Launch Joint RF Venture

Qualcomm Inc. is making a splash in the RF, or radio frequency, area of electronics.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »

Acadia's Stock Gets Boost From Speculation Over Possible Acquisition

The stock of San Diego drugmaker Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is on the rise Feb. 3 following speculation of a takeover bid by Big Pharma AstraZeneca.

By Brittany Meiling February 3, 2017 1:20 p.m. share »

GA ASI Gets $11.9 Million Royal Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a new contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with spare parts and support equipment for the U.K.’s fleet of remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 12:24 p.m. share »
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Crafting a Growth Strategy Ahead of Consolidation

There have been a number of recent sales of and investments in high-profile craft breweries in San Diego. The most notable was the sale of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits to Constellation Brands for $1 billion. Saint Archer Brewing was also sold to MillerCoors for an undisclosed price, and a number of local San Diego craft breweries received investments in the past year, including a $90-million investment by the private equity firm, VMG Partners, in Stone Brewing Co.

By Jeremy Glaser February 2, 2017 3:38 p.m. share »

SDG&E Partners With Israeli Fuel Cell Manufacturer

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is working with an Israeli maker of hydrogen-based fuel cells to install back-up power systems at some of the utility’s substations.

By John Cox February 1, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Contract to Two S.D. Manufacturers

Two San Diego manufacturers — Delta Group Electronics Inc. and Quality Systems Integrated Corp. — are among three companies that the U.S. Navy tapped for custom fabricated electronic parts. The three will compete for up to $12 million in task orders over two years, according to a Pentagon statement issued Jan. 30.

By Brad Graves January 30, 2017 5:45 p.m. share »

Navy Gives GA Thumbs Up and $532.6M Contract for New Launch System on Third Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics a half-billion dollar contract to put its electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the third of the Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers, to be called USS Enterprise.

By Brad Graves January 29, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »
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Charity Hardwick Named VP at Soundcast

Soundcast announced that it has promoted Charity Hardwick to vice president of sales and marketing.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »
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Two Local Golf Cos. Land Big-Name Endorsement Deals

Two of the golf industry's major manufacturers, both based in Carlsbad, have signed two of the sport's biggest stars.

By Brad Graves January 25, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Illumina Grows S.D. Footprint with Manufacturing Facility

San Diego’s instrument maker Illumina Inc. has opened a five-story manufacturing facility on its campus, adding to the company’s sizeable footprint in University Town Center.

By Brittany Meiling January 24, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »
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Nixing NAFTA Seen as Bad Deal for the Regional Economy

As anyone playing the strategic board game “Risk” can attest, geographical advantages have a way of turning into disadvantages if they’re not leveraged properly.

By John Cox January 19, 2017 2:11 p.m. share »