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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

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.

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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.