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Deering Tunes In to Overseas Potential

TRADE: Price, Culture Come Into Play for Banjo Maker

During a five-day music festival in the Indian tourism capital of Jodhpur, Spring Valley businessman Greg Deering received a great deal of attention just walking around with one of his signature banjos.

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Three Tenants Pre-lease Space at Carlsbad Industrial Development

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.

Gov't Orders Vista-Built Scanners in Deal Worth As Much As $66 Million

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 Seeks Approval to Build Texas Natural Gas Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiaries have filed a federal application to site, build and operate a natural gas liquefaction facility in southeast Texas.

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NASSCO President Fred Harris to Retire; Kevin Graney Named Successor

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.

The Gym Store Acquired by Manufacturer Johnson Health Tech

Taiwanese fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech has acquired San Diego-based specialty retail chain The Gym Store Inc.

Sempra Subsidiary Withdraws From Negotiations on Peru Pipeline

Sempra International has withdrawn from talks it had hoped would allow the company to participate in a $6.5 billion natural gas pipeline project in Peru.

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Small Brewers Plan To Sell Abroad

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.

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Will Trump Maintain Tough Trade Stance?

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.

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Former Sempra Exec Named CEO of Manufacturing Firm

A former Sempra Energy executive has been tapped to head up a Valencia-based maker of industrial hydrogen sensors.

Cohu Inc. to Acquire Japanese Manufacturing Company

Cohu Inc. announced plans to acquire Japan-based Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a maker of metal probes used in electronics testing.

Kratos Gets $17.8 Million Contract for Drones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 16 that it received a $17.8 million contract for target drones.

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Miramar Brewer Takes Top Local Honor for International Expansion

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.

Former Navy SEAL to Lead Sales Team at Envision Solar

Envision Solar International Inc. has hired a former Navy SEAL chief to lead its sales and business development team.

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Updated Jet-Powered Predator Aircraft Makes Virgin Flight

A new, larger model of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Predator C Avenger aircraft made its first flight on Oct. 27, the company said Nov. 10.