SD MANUFACTURING

$741M Border Project Gets Finishing Touches

CONSTRUCTION: Crossing Achieves LEED Platinum Status

A $741 million project to rebuild the San Ysidro border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico officially wrapped up in December.

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Viasat Rolls Out Residential Internet Service in Mexico

COMMUNICATIONS: Already in Brazil, Co. Sets Sights on Rest of Latin America

Viasat Inc. plans to dramatically expand its residential internet service in Mexico and Brazil during the coming year.

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Acquisition Bringing Needed Resources to Before the Butcher

RETAIL: Experienced Team to Expand Products, Footprint in $12 Billion Market

Early last year, Before the Butcher Inc., a San Diego-based company that makes plant-based meat products.

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Executive Q&A: Alex Sun

CEO Mitchell International

Mitchell was founded by Glenn Mitchell in 1946 in a garage in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood here in San Diego.

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Wind Turbines on Wheels Drive Uprise Energy’s Business

CLEAN TECH: Founders Build on Yacht and Windmill Experience, Raise $1 Million

Wind turbine Specialist Uprise Energy was recently selected as a top three finalist in the clean tech category during the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards, presented by Connect and the San Diego Venture Group.

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Flavored Whiskey Is Gaining Favor

MANUFACTURING: Distilleries Pile Into Space With 5.5% Growth

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Honey. Yes, these are traditional candy bar flavors.

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Taylor Is in Tune With Its Mexico Operations

RETAIL: Tecate Site Helps Company To Be Globally Competitive

Operating a factory in Baja California, Mexico, for nearly two decades has helped El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars.

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Sempra Starts Second LNG Production Line in Louisiana

Sempra LNG announced in late December that the second train, or production line, of its Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana has begun its work of converting natural gas to a liquid state for export.

Kinnate Raises $74.5M for Cancer Programs

The company’s programs fall under the banner of kinase inhibitors, which are designed to thwart cancers from metastasizing.

Defense Bills Reach Their Final Forms

NASSCO in Line for $607 Million; GA-ASI, Northrop Grumman to See Benefits

Congress spent the weeks before Christmas finalizing the 2020 Defense Department budget.

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Modern Times Beer Opens Oakland Location

The House of Perpetual Refreshment, a new location by San Diego-based Modern Times Beer, has opened in Oakland.

Blenders’ Founder Sells 70% Equity Stake In Sunglasses Co.

CEO Says Team to Remain the Same; Co. to Keep P.B. HQs

In early October, Blenders Eyewear founder Chase Fisher told San Diego Business Journal the company had grown its revenue by 300% in the last two years.

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Paired With Shops, Winery Flourishes

RETAIL: Environment Is Perfect for Events, Makes It a Destination

Bernardo Winery was founded in 1889. At 130 years old, it is the oldest winery in Southern California.

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Wind Turbines on Wheels Drive Uprise Energy’s Business

CLEAN TECH: Founders Build on Yacht and Windmill Experience, Raise $1 Million

Wind turbine specialist Uprise Energy was recently selected as a top three finalist in the clean tech category during the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards.

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