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Grant Will Spur Adoption Of Water-Saving Innovations

Two local startups that make water-saving technology will benefit from a grant recently awarded to Cleantech San Diego, which will ultimately get the startups’ products into buildings and homes.

By Brittany Meiling December 7, 2016 4:53 p.m.   $$ Share

LRAD Corp. Records Net Loss of $1.3M

LRAD Corp., which makes a unique sort of loudspeaker for militaries and governments, reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $16.4 million in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30.

Noble Americas Energy Solutions Acquired By Texas-Based Company

Power plant operator Calpine Corp. has acquired San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, one of the nation’s leading energy retailers.

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Otonomy Inc. Names New Chief Scientific Officer

San Diego drugmaker Otonomy Inc. is bringing on a new chief scientific officer with the appointment of Kathie M. Bishop.

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From the Air, Drones Break New Ground Working for SDG&E

UTILITY: Craft’s Current Reconnaissance Role Expected to Expand

Until unmanned aircraft came along, a typical workday at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. might involve driving to a rural area, setting up traffic control, hiking up a rattlesnake-infested hill, then climbing a tall pole outfitted with high-voltage equipment — all to inspect a single site.

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Deering Tunes In to Overseas Potential

TRADE: Price, Culture Come Into Play for Banjo Maker

During a five-day music festival in the Indian tourism capital of Jodhpur, Spring Valley businessman Greg Deering received a great deal of attention just walking around with one of his signature banjos.

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Three Tenants Pre-lease Space at Carlsbad Industrial Development

Developer RAF Pacifica Group has signed three tenants at a new speculative industrial project currently under construction in Carlsbad, including global hair products supplier Unite Eurotherapy.

Gov't Orders Vista-Built Scanners in Deal Worth As Much As $66 Million

Leidos — a Virginia corporation with roots in San Diego — said on Nov. 29 that it will deliver 22 of its VACIS X-ray scanners to customs inspectors at various U.S. ports of entry under a new deal that could be worth up to $66 million.

Sempra Energy Seeks Approval to Build Texas Natural Gas Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiaries have filed a federal application to site, build and operate a natural gas liquefaction facility in southeast Texas.

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NASSCO President Fred Harris to Retire; Kevin Graney Named Successor

Kevin Graney will take over as president of General Dynamics NASSCO on Jan. 1, following the retirement of the shipyard’s longtime president, Fred Harris.

The Gym Store Acquired by Manufacturer Johnson Health Tech

Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.

Sempra Subsidiary Withdraws From Negotiations on Peru Pipeline

Sempra International has withdrawn from talks it had hoped would allow the company to participate in a $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline project in Peru.

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Small Brewers Plan To Sell Abroad

BREWING: Pilot Program to Assist With Shipping Logistics

After several years spent burnishing San Diego County’s reputation as a major craft beer capital, local brewers and economic leaders now see international sales as key to maintaining the industry’s momentum — especially amid signs of slowing growth in the United States.

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Will Trump Maintain Tough Trade Stance?

ECONOMY: Hard Line Seen Softening, But TPP Doomed

It was a day or two after the presidential election and someone at a local tile-maker was telling the head of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce about the company’s plan to move forward with an expansion of its Tijuana manufacturing operation.

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Former Sempra Exec Named CEO of Manufacturing Firm

A former Sempra Energy executive has been tapped to head up a Valencia-based maker of industrial hydrogen sensors.

Cohu Inc. to Acquire Japanese Manufacturing Company

Cohu Inc. announced plans to acquire Japan-based Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a maker of metal probes used in electronics testing.