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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $61.8 Million Navy Award

General Dynamics Nassco said on April 2 that it made the initial cuts of steel on the third ECO tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers.

By Brad Graves April 2, 2015 4:14 p.m.   Share

San Marcos Company's Carts Super Bowl-Bound

If any players wind up injured at this weekend’s Super Bowl, it may be a local distributor’s golf carts whisking them off the field.

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Agriculture Incentive Zone Could Be Sprouting in S.D.

PROPERTY: Tax Breaks Used to Provide Plots For Growing Produce

The city of San Diego is considering new property tax incentives designed to get fresh produce onto tables in neighborhoods underserved by grocery stores, farmers markets and other sources of healthful foods.

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Company Finds Wire Service Niche and Runs With It

SPORTS: Endurance, Outdoor Sportswires Sell Access to Wider Audience

Tina Wilmott, a 20-year public relations veteran and avid athlete, wanted to find a way to publicize news about the sports she enjoyed — running, cycling and triathlons — in a less expensive way than mainstream news wires such as Business Wire and PR Newswire.

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Athletic Apparel Co. Stays Ahead of Game

CLOTHING: It’s on Top of Design, Shipping and Speed

When Matt Lehrer’s parents started Teamwork Athletics Apparel in the late 1980s, it was a part-time side business making baseball jerseys and pants. They ran a manufacturing sales rep firm focusing on sporting goods, and after a uniform supplier pulled out, they decided to give it a try themselves.

Mold-Maker Balda C. Brewer Moving Some Operations to Oceanside

Balda C. Brewer Inc. USA, a maker of plastic molds used in medical devices and other products, is closing a plant in Irvine this month and cutting 193 jobs. The company plans to shift more jobs out of OC with the relocation of other operations from Anaheim to the Inland Empire and San Diego County.

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Clean Energy Future Has Quantifiable Benefits

With a unanimous San Diego City Council vote in December to adopt the San Diego Climate Action Plan (CAP), San Diego became the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. to adopt an aggressive target of 100 percent renewable energy within 20 years. This positions the city as a forward-thinking leader in climate policy both nationally and globally.

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Co. Makes the Case That Less Is More for Phone Protection

RETAIL: Utomic’s Edge System Doesn’t Block Access, Aesthetics

Take a good look at your smartphone. What do you see?

Pure Project Debuting at H.G. Fenton’s First Brewery Incubator

Local beer microbrewer Pure Project plans a Jan. 30 opening, as the first tenant to debut at property owner H.G. Fenton Co.’s Brewery Igniter incubator facility in Miramar.

Pacific Beach Manufacturer to Appear on 'Beyond the Shark Tank'

Tower Paddle Boards, a Pacific Beach-based manufacturer, will appear on an episode of ABC’s “Beyond the Shark Tank” on Thursday, Jan. 28, showcasing its growth since billionaire Mark Cuban bought nearly a third of the company in 2012.

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General Dynamics NASSCO's Newest Vessel Leaves Shipyard

The Perla Del Caribe, the newest vessel to come out of the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, left San Diego on Jan. 26 for the Panama Canal and Jacksonville, Fla.

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Project Fairway

APPAREL: Company’s Fashions Play Well on the Golf Course and Off

Vivian Sayward had a problem with her golf game. It wasn’t her putting; it wasn’t her drive. It was her clothes.

France Buys Predator B From GA-ASI in Deal Worth $43.7 Million

France is buying its second MQ-9 Predator B system from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., according to a Pentagon contract announcement.

TEAL Electronics Merges With MTE Corp.

MTE Corp., a designer and manufacturer of power solutions for commercial and industrial applications, is merging with Sorrento Valley-based TEAL Electronics Corp., a developer of power solutions for OEM markets.

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Executive Q&A Tristan Grimbert, President/CEO EDF Renewable Energy

Despite doomsday headlines for all things “clean-tech,” Tristan Grimbert says renewable energy is anything but dead — and he has a client list to prove it.

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Cubic Acquisitions Boost Defense Side

DEFENSE: Co. Expects to Double C4ISR Sales in ’17

Cubic Corp. has been on an acquisition spree, snapping up three businesses including an Alabama company whose satellite dishes look like gigantic beach balls. The purchases, however, aren’t mindless. Nor are they fun and games.