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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.
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.
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 subsidiaries have filed a federal application to site, build and operate a natural gas liquefaction facility in southeast Texas.
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.
Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.
Sempra International has withdrawn from talks it had hoped would allow the company to participate in a $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline project in Peru.
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.
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.
A former Sempra Energy executive has been tapped to head up a Valencia-based maker of industrial hydrogen sensors.
Cohu Inc. announced plans to acquire Japan-based Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a maker of metal probes used in electronics testing.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 16 that it received a $17.8 million contract for target drones.
San Diego craft beer maker Rough Draft Brewing Co. has been awarded the $35,000 MetroConnect grand prize for its recent export expansion efforts and job growth, presented by World Trade Center San Diego.
Envision Solar International Inc. has hired a former Navy SEAL chief to lead its sales and business development team.