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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

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.

CACI One of Three Companies Eligible to Bid on a Possible $71M in Government Contracts

CACI Inc., based in Virginia with offices in San Diego, is one of three companies receiving U.S. Navy electronics contracts that could be worth tens of millions of dollars.