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DJO Works Its Way Back to Better Health

DEVICES: Multipronged Plan Improves Earnings TrajectoryDJO Global CEO Brady Shirley likened the company’s business transformation plan to a knee surgery: short-term pain for long-term gain.

NASSCO Dry Dock Floods Unexpectedly

Workers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard are cleaning up after one of its dry docks flooded unexpectedly on July 11.

Compostable Cutlery Aims to Serve Diners and the Environment

DINING: Co. to Open Local Plant; Pricing May Be Challenge

It wasn’t until March of this year, after introducing his creation at the Natural Products Expo West, a natural, organic and healthy goods event in Anaheim, that Zhicong “Zack” Kong, CEO and founder of TwentyFifty Fork, a compostable cutlery company, decided to speed up plans to begin mass manufacturing his natural grain-based fork.

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Cohu Makes Its Move to Buy Xcerra After China Blocked

TECH: Deal Could Close By Year-End; Müller Expected to Remain CEO

The leaders of Poway-based Cohu Inc. saw opportunity when U.S. regulators blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a competitor.

Bag Co. Cashes in on Form, Function and Social Media Strategy

RETAIL: Sash Sold 30,000 Last year; It’s Currently Expanding Manufacturing

Eight years ago, Nichole MacDonald, founder and chief bag lady of San Diego-based Sash Group Inc., found herself homeless with her then 5-year-old son after her recycled, eco-friendly bag business, Bagonia, failed to get off the ground.

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Port of S.D. Launches Liner Service Partnership with G2 Ocean

The three-year contract with G2 is the biggest the port has landed in years and will bring an estimated $600,000 in revenue annually for the San Diego Unified Port District.

WD-40 Reports Record Results

WD-40 Co. reported record high sales and earnings results for its third quarter, which ended May 31.

Nortek Security & Control Unites Local Workforce at New Corporate HQ

Maker of smart, connected devices and systems employs more than 270 people in Carlsbad.

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Sempra Evaluating Its South American Assets

UTILITY: Financials Are Focus As Activists Demand Change

The board of San Diego-based Sempra Energy is evaluating the company’s future in South America, and will make its plans public as soon as February or March.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $97M Signal Jammer Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $96.5 million contract for radio signal jammers designed to foil improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Sempra Announces Sale of Renewables As ‘the First Phase’

ENERGY: Activist Investors Push Greater Simplification of Co.

Sempra Energy plans to sell its solar and wind energy generation businesses, as well as two natural gas storage facilities in the southeastern United States.

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Zodiac Completes Merger With Fluidra

Spain-based Fluidra S.A. closed its merger with Vista-based Zodiac Pool Solutions, Fluidra announced on July 2.

RF Industries’ Dawson Gets Board Seat

RF Industries Ltd. has named Robert Dawson to its board of directors.

GA-ASI Plans Transatlantic Flight

Ninety-one years after Charles Lindbergh did it, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. plans to cross the Atlantic. Only this time, the aircraft will be unmanned.

Co.’s Lights, Fans Have Growing Impact in International Markets

PRODUCTION: Home Fan Launch Will Provide Another Revenue Stream

If you ask Solatube International Inc., president, Bob Westfall Jr., to describe what the daylight and ventilation systems manufacturing company is about in one sentence, he’d simply say: “fresh air and natural light — that is our business.”

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Royale Energy to Buy Oil Fields

Royale Energy Inc., an El Cajon-based petroleum producer and marketer, said it is in discussions to acquire assets in Texas’ Permian Basin and the greater Los Angeles area.

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