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Fisker Deal to Wanxiang America Closes

The sale of Costa Mesa-based luxury hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. has been completed, the company said Monday.

By Kari Hamanaka March 25, 2014 9:39 a.m.   Share
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HB Tray Manufacturer to Build Facility in N.C.

Huntington Beach-based Cambro Manufacturing, maker of plastic products for the food services industry, has announced plans to build a facility in North Carolina in an investment that’s expected to top $30 million.

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Fisker Appoints Interim President

Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive Inc. named Roger Brown interim president of the luxury hybrid automaker.

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Apparel Maker Inks Deal for China Factory

Lake Forest-based private label apparel maker 3D Industries said it partnered with a new factory in China.

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Hyundai Sonata to Get Apple CarPlay System

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. said its 2015 model year Sonata sedan will feature Apple Inc.'s new in-car app system.

Flag is Up for 5.11

Nascar Deal Part of Apparel Maker’s Race for Growth

5.11 Tactical is in for a wild ride.

Vans President Promoted, Adds Duties

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. promoted the skate shoe company’s president.

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Boeing to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Seal Beach, LB

Boeing Co. is adding about 1,000 engineering positions in Seal Beach and Long Beach in the next two years as part of companywide consolidation plan to boost efficiencies and meet the global demand for new aircraft production and related support.

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Irvine Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2M

An Irvine-based clean technology company that converts greenhouse gases into plastics has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

Quiksilver Aims for Addition by Subtraction

APPAREL: Rethinks retail strategy, product development under Mooney

Ripping off Band-Aids. That’s what Quiksilver Inc. Chief Executive Andy Mooney has been doing since taking the helm on a turnaround bid at the Huntington Beach-based action- sports apparel maker and retailer.

True Drinks Adds East Coast Distribution Deal

Irvine-based True Drinks Inc. has signed distribution agreement with ShopRite, a Keasbey, N.J.-based supermarket chain.

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TravisMathew Names VP Sales

Huntington Beach-based sportswear apparel maker TravisMathew said it hired John Mills as vice president of sales.

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March Sales Jump for Mitsubishi

March sales for Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. surged 70% from a year earlier to 8,996.

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Hobie Alter: Surfboard Shaper, Innovator

Hobart "Hobie" Alter, whose innovative surfboards and sailboats made him a legend in the surf industry, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

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SJC Camera Maker in Merger Agreement

San Juan Capistrano-based network camera manufacturer IQinVision has agreed to merge with Vicon Industries Inc. in Edgewood, N.Y. in an all-stock transaction.

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Mazda Taps Mitsubishi for Solar Panels at Irvine R&D Center

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations' research-and-development facility recently added solar panels to its rooftop in a move that brought two big names in Orange County together.