San Diego Business Journal


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3-D Printing Is Beginning to Spread Its Wings Locally

PRODUCTION: From Tissue to Aircraft Parts, Process Shows Promise

Katie Rast uses the word “powerful” when she talks about 3-D printing. In her eyes, the technology has all sorts of potential.

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Pool of Possibilities

Spa Manufacturer Watkins Expands Into Aquatic Fitness, Will Leverage Its Dealer Network

With its acquisition in March of Endless Pools Inc., Vista-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is expanding into new markets with products that complement its hot tub business.

Executive Q&A: Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar

Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar

Before he became a 21-year-old CEO of one of the largest solar companies in San Diego, Aaron Hall had already flexed his entrepreneurial skills — starting on the playground.

Company Uses Data to Build On Sustainability Practices

GREEN: Firm Follows Its Projects From Start To Beyond the Finish

Sustainability Matters is more than a company name to founder Kristen Victor. “I just truly care about the planet and future generations,” said Victor, who started Sustainability Matters six years ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Getting the Lowdown

BUILDING: Mapping of Underground Infrastructure Is a Key Part of Infill Development

With most land zoned for construction already built out in San Diego County, the mapping of underground utilities is expected to ease the way for more sustainable urban infill development.

Stone’s New Virginia Plant Also a ‘Failsafe’ for Drought

EXPANSION: Brewer Says 40% of Current Sales Are East of Mississippi

When Stone Brewing Co., one of the 10 largest craft beer makers in the U.S., hired Craig Spitz as its first CFO five years ago, the craft beer maker was generating $48 million annually in sales.

Distilled Spirits Could Follow in Footsteps of Craft Beer Cluster

BEVERAGES: Changing Distribution Law Would Help Open the Path

A very small batch of San Diego’s craft beer brewers are making early headway in the ultra-competitive market for distilled spirits, which last year racked up $23.1 billion in U.S. sales, according to industry reports.

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Brewing Is the Easy Part of the Operation

ROUNDTABLE: Owners Cite Range of Regulations Among Business Concerns

For the 40-plus entrepreneurs expected to soon start breweries in the Craft Beer Capital of the World, the process will be a dream come true.

Medical Device Degree Tailored For Working Professionals

The University of California, San Diego is offering a graduate degree program within its Jacobs School of Engineering designed for working professionals who want to fine-tune skills in bioengineering, biomaterials, genomics, computing and telecommunications.

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Company Hopes Sleep Exhibit Is an Eye-Opener for the Public

BIOTECH: Firm Finds Unusual Way to Spread Word on Sleep Disorders

ResMed Inc. has partnered with the San Diego History Center to create The Science of Sweet Dreams exhibit showcased in Balboa Park this spring.

Health Care Leadership: The Views From the Top

The San Diego Business Journal invited the leaders of the region’s six major health care organizations to answer the following question: What one thing do you do every day that contributes to the success of your health system?

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Means to a Mend

BIOTECH: Medical Device Companies Change Care Models and Lives With Breakthroughs

Medical devices often play second fiddle to the more glamorous blockbuster drugs, rarely earning the spotlight for major medical breakthroughs. But they include genuine miracles of modern medicine: pacemakers, artificial joints, replacement heart valves, scanners, and radiotherapy machines.