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Irish Eyeing Karl Strauss Co. for Possible Belfast Brewery Site

MANUFACTURING: A Facility Could Play Role In Revitalizing Part of CityIn a sign of San Diego’s rising global stature in the industry, locally based Karl Strauss Brewing Co. has been approached by officials in Belfast about possibly establishing a craft beer manufacturing facility in that Northern Ireland city.

By Lou Hirsh March 21, 2014 1:53 p.m.   $$ Share

Former Chargers Linebacker Goes on Offense, Sues Nike Claiming Trademark Infringement

Former San Diego Charger linebacker Shawne Merriman filed a lawsuit against Nike Inc., alleging the sports-gear giant infringed on his trademarked Lights Out brand.

Local Co. Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at UCSD

Carlsbad-based Alternative Energy Systems Consulting Inc. is installing intelligent electric vehicle charging systems at University of California, San Diego.

Pratt & Whitney Considers Possible Closure of Kearny Mesa Plant

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower, part of Connecticut’s United Technologies Corp., told its 535 San Diego employees last week that it’s considering integrating the operations into other Pratt & Whitney units, and may close the Kearny Mesa plant.

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Moroccan Air Force Training Deal Worth $5 Million for Cubic

Cubic Corp. said on April 11 that it received a contract worth more than $5 million to supply an aircraft training system to the Moroccan air force.

Aircraft Parts Maker Branching Into Repair

Manufacturing: QCMI Lands Lucrative Deal To Rebuild Engine Parts

A Santee machine shop that produces complex parts for aircraft and gas turbines is diversifying by going into repair.

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General Atomics ASI Gets $141.4M Air Force Deal

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received a four-year, $141.4 million U.S. Air Force delivery order for work on the Block 50 ground control station for unmanned aircraft.

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Airport Green Build Project Earns LEED Platinum Status

The newly expanded terminal and related upgrades at San Diego International Airport, completed last year in the $907 million Green Build project, have received Platinum certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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New PepsiCo Deal Boosts Senomyx Inc.’s Stock

Stock for San Diego flavor maker Senomyx Inc. rose after the company signed a new deal with PepsiCo to develop chemicals that will “restore the desired salty taste in products with reduced salt.”

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WD-40 Reports 9% Increase in Net Sales for Q2

WD-40 Co., the San Diego-based maker of household products, reported fiscal 2014 second quarter net sales of $94.2 million, up 9 percent from the like quarter of the previous year.

Barrio Logan Zoning Issue to Remain on June Ballot After Lawsuit Fails

The legal effort to take a disputed Barrio Logan zoning plan off of the June ballot failed late last week, so voters living in San Diego city limits will still be asked to make a decision about the neighborhood’s future.

Brewery Redefines 'Beer Fund'

Santee-based Twisted Manzanita Ales and Spirits, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year, is seeking investors to help fund a planned expansion of its distribution both domestically and internationally.

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Zogenix Getting a Heaping Dose of Criticism for Zohydro

PHARMA: Stock Takes Hit, But Co. Defends Painkiller

Zogenix Inc. is in damage control mode as it faces a maelstrom of criticism for its newly launched narcotic painkiller.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $43.8M Navy Deal for Unmanned Helicopters

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded a $43.8 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. for several unmanned helicopters and one ground control station.

Space Micro Doubling the Size of Its Design, Manufacturing Quarters

Space Micro Inc., which makes a variety of radiation-hardened electronics for satellites, said that it signed a five-year lease to expand its Mira Mesa facility.

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EDF Renewable Places Order for 194 Megawatts of Wind Turbine Generators

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently placed an order with Vestas for 194 megawatts of wind-powered generators. Vestas is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines.