DINING: Profits Stay In-House; Beer Could Sell in Liquor Stores
For a little over two decades, Brigantine Restaurant Corp., founded in 1969 in San Diego, had collaborated with Pacific Beach-based Karl Strauss Brewing Co. for the creation of its house beer, Brig Brew.
Viasat Inc. said on Oct. 15 that its in-flight satellite connectivity equipment will be a factory-installed option in Gulfstream G280 business jets.
The U.S. Navy issued a preliminary contract that will let General Dynamics NASSCO build a sixth in a series of ships for expeditionary warfare.
Sempra Energy, working in conjunction with an activist investor group, named Cynthia L. Walker and Michael N. Mears to its board of directors on Oct. 11.
General Atomics is part of a team that wants to support NASA’s next, unmanned trip to the moon. Under a proposal submitted to NASA, GA’s Electromagnetic Systems division would build a lunar lander in the United States.
Cubic Corp. said that it is in the process of hiring 150 people in San Diego for new positions in its transportation business. It also plans to upgrade its headquarters in Kearny Mesa to accommodate company growth.
Genomatica, which manufactures plant-based chemicals, raised $90 million in an equity offering.
BREWING: Growth Puts Emphasis on Brands, Names
When Elvin Lai, co-founder of San Diego-based Abnormal Beer Co., had a chance conversation with Nick Floyd, co-owner of Indiana-based 3 Floyds Brewing Co., in 2017 during the Copenhagen Beer Festival in Boston, he thought the trademark misunderstanding between them had been resolved.
RETAIL: Subscription Soap Service Delivers Natural Product, Laughs
You would be hard pressed to find a company in any industry that does not offer a subscription service.
Viasat Inc. said on Oct. 3 that a major investor, the Baupost Group LLC, will get a presence on its board as a non-voting observer. As of Oct. 4, Baupost had an $861 million stake in the Carlsbad company.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals is flying higher after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reaffirmed its drug in uncharacteristically public fashion.
ENERGY: Co. to Serve Other Customers; It May Hurt Facility Construction
The Chinese government’s new schedule of tariffs should be no concern for San Diego’s Sempra Energy, according to at least one industry analyst.
Everyone Counts, an electronic voting registration company, was acquired by an Ohio company that specializes in mobile and blockchain voting.
Judge Thomas Pender issued his final determination on Sept. 28, stating that banning the import of iPhones would be against the public interest.
NASA has awarded General Atomics a $38.5 million contract to host a NASA instrument on a GA Electromagnetic Systems Group satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.