Stories for September 2002
Monday, September 30
Western Digital Plans More CapEx Spending; MSC Signs Licensing Deal With Bombardier; Fluor Settles Dispute
Western Digital Corp. plans to spend up to $65 million on capital expenditures; MSC.Software Corp. has signed a $1.85 million licensing deal with Montreal's Bombardier Inc.; Canada's Bema Gold Corp. and Kinross Gold Corp. said they've received $24 millio
Interest in accounting classes has surged at Southland schools, despite the demise of Arthur Andersen, once one of the "Big Five" accounting firms, and the technology downturn that started a few years back.
Two former bankers at New York-based Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. have started their own firm hoping to carve out a niche.
Players and fans aren't the only ones who have enjoyed the playoff-bound Anaheim Angels' winningest season ever. The team has also been a boost for sporting goods stores, souvenir vendors, sports bars, restaurants and others who cater to the baseball team
Anaheim electric vehicle maker Taylor-Dunn Corp. has bought another company,a maker of air cargo handling vehicles.
Commercial production in Orange County fell last year, although there are signs of a pick-up.
Los Angeles' commercial production industry has yet to recover from the actors' strike that shut down filming two years ago and may have caused permanent damage by shifting more filming overseas.
Monday, September 23
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering continues to add to its faculty.
Broadcom Corp. Chief Executive Henry Nicholas has taken out space in the Summit Office Campus at Aliso Viejo.
Monday, September 16
Where have Orange County's wealthy turned during the economic downturn?
Minneapolis-based KKE Architects Inc. recently opened a Newport Beach office to tap its growing client base in the Southland.
Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp said it has sold $5 million of preferred stock to an unnamed institutional investor.
Opportunity for North County's Large Tenants; Although activity in the North Orange County industrial market began to ramp up in the first quarter with absorption figures improving slightly, vacancy rates have continued to climb in most submarkets.
Crown Realty Taps Property Manager to Oversee Portfolio; Housing Permits Up 16.7%
When the economy is in the doldrums, businesses typically look for government to extend a helping hand with tax breaks or other stimulus measures.
Investors hope that Irvine-based Exult Inc.'s expanded deal with International Paper Co. is a strong step toward its year-end profitability target.
Monday, September 9
Irving, Texas-based Mexican food maker Mission Foods Corp., part of Mexico's Gruma SA de CV, has moved a distribution facility to Fullerton from Cerritos.
A year later, local Arab-American businesspeople say the closer scrutiny afforded to them in the wake of the attacks has eased.
The Golden Truffle's Annual Soft-Shell Crabfest Is a Treat This Week
Irvine-based C.K. Cooper & Co. plans to hit the road this month to raise $5 million for a fund investing in energy companies.
Refractec Inc., an Irvine-based maker of medical devices to correct vision problems, has completed a $15 million fourth round of funding.
Publishing magnate Robert Petersen is counting on a Huntington Beach publisher to keep Sports Afield Magazine alive.
Joyce Ukropina has a simple answer for broadcast clients asking if they should advertise on Sept. 11: don't.
CommunityMedia Buys More Small Weeklies; the Food Network Takes a Bite of Wahoo's
Santa Ana-based Mexmil Co. is set to emerge from bankruptcy with a cash infusion, new ownership and a pledge to repay its creditors in full.
Monday, September 2
The Center Club, the private business and social club near the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is looking to expand.
Small Buildings are Bright Spot in Sluggish M & W; Market
Analyst: Edwards Could Benefit in Valve Supplier Fallout; Healthcare Directors Fare Well
Hop-On Calls on Infea in Disposable Phone Deal; DMarc Partners with Clint Eastwood