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Going Places

VEHICLES: Fox Finds Opportunity at Every Turn As It Builds Better Systems for Vehicles of All TypesYour mountain bike, the Ford Raptor truck, a side-by-side off-road vehicle, and the Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle all have one thing in common: the Fox company.

By Katherine Connor July 14, 2016 4:04 p.m.   $$ Share
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Verdezyne Appoints New CFO

Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, announced the appointment of David Kelsey as chief financial officer.

Escondido-Based Custom Blow Molding Acquired by Missouri Plastics Manufacturer

A Missouri-based manufacturer has acquired Escondido’s Custom Blow Molding, a producer of packaging and containers for the sports nutrition and nutraceuticals market. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

San Diego-Based Blue Seas Fabrication Opens Operation

Blue Seas Fabrication has opened for business.

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Despite Frothy Competition, Brewer Stays Its Course

HOSPITALITY: Karl Strauss To Open Brew Pubs in OC, LA

“Karlifornia” has lately been appearing with increasing frequency on the caps, T-shirts and other paraphernalia sold at the craft beer brewery restaurants operated by San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

GA-ASI Awarded $31.8 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $31.8 million delivery order for ground-control stations.

Wireless Antenna Maker Airgain Inc. Plans to Go Public

Wireless antenna maker Airgain Inc. plans to go public.

M&M Plastics Inc. Acquired by New York Firm

A New York-based plastics supplier has acquired M&M Plastics Inc., a plastics fabrication shop in Miramar that services businesses nationwide.

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Royal Air Force to Buy Next-Gen Predator B in Deal Potentially Worth $548 Million

Great Britain’s Royal Air Force plans to buy the next-generation Predator B unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than a half-billion dollars.

Vice President Joe Biden to Talk Trade During Port District Visit

Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal on July 13 to deliver remarks on trade enforcement, according to the Port of San Diego.

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La Jolla-Based Sector 9 Acquired by Bravo Sports Corp.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.

Fifteen Companies Chosen to Participate in Metro Connect Program

Fifteen San Diego County companies will participate in the local World Trade Center’s Metro Connect program, a comprehensive support program to spur the companies’ global growth.

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives Contract That Could Be Worth $3.1 Billion

General Dynamics NASSCO received an order for six oilers — auxiliary ships that rendezvous with U.S. Navy combat ships at sea and refuel them — that could be worth in excess of $3.1 billion.

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National Pen Makes Its Mark in Promotions

MARKETING: Big Data, Acquisitions All Part of the Plan

It’s likely that more than a few San Diego business boosters haven’t heard of National Pen Co., a firm with a four-decade history in the region that is expected to earn $300 million in revenue in 2016. But chances are high that they’ve used the company’s products.

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In The Right Field

MARKETING: Branding Co. Founders’ Creativity Gets Fans Into the Games

When Jason Klein and Casey White were students at Helix High School in the 1990s, they never imagined their love of sports would lead them to form Brandiose, their own branding company.