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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

GroundMetrics Raises $2.73M in Funding Round

San Diego-based GroundMetrics Inc. — which offers technology services to the oil and gas industry — said that it raised $2.73 million in its series B funding round.

2 San Diego Businesses Are in the Hunt for Carrier-Drone Contract

The U.S. Navy recently offered contractors details on what it would like to see in its first production aircraft carrier-based drone.

Conference Will Help Create Links Among Industry, Innovators and Foreign Investors

“Making It in America” is the title of a three and half-day conference aimed at making connections for local innovators with business representatives from China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

$6.5M Donation to UCSD Will Fund Eye Research Lab

grateful patient has gifted University of California, San Diego $6.5 million to establish the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology at the university’s Shiley Eye Center.

Think Tank Formed to Promote San Diego Craft Beer

A new independent think tank, called the Craft Beer Association of San Diego, has been formed with the goal of raising the national and international profile of the local region’s burgeoning brewing industry.

Carlsbad Company Participates in White House Conference on Solar Energy

Carlsbad-based Everyday Energy took part in a White House conference on solar energy April 17.

Medical Devices Now a Major Piece of Manufacturing Puzzle

Manufacturing: Local Production Helps in Maintaining Quality Control

Once a major producer of planes, aircraft parts and canned tuna, San Diego’s manufacturing base is far different today with a decided high-tech slant.

Kyocera Consolidates Some of Its Businesses Into Main Subsidiary

Kyocera Corp., the Kyoto, Japan-based conglomerate that has been in San Diego since 1971, said it consolidated some of its recently acquired businesses into its main subsidiary here, Kyocera America.

Region to Get Some Work on the F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s latest contract on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft will bring work to San Diego.

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.