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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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Blizzcon 2014 Date Set

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment will hold its annual fanfest November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Vans’ Action Man

Bailey to Run 3 VF Brands as Part of Newly Formed Group

Action sports might be the equivalent of a four-letter word for some apparel brands these days as everything from music and street influences encroach on the segment’s traditional territory.

Firm Snags Boeing Work for Military Radios

MANUFACTURING: Plans to build components in Santa Ana

A Santa Ana-based manufacturer has landed a multimillion-dollar contract to supply key electrical components for specialized radios made by Boeing Co. in Huntington Beach for military search-and-rescue missions.

Aerospace, Defense Contractors Back to Even on Jobs Here

Reverse Employment Dip, Adding 147 Local Jobs

Employment at Orange County’s largest aerospace and defense contractors was about flat over the past 12 months, an improvement from slight job loss last year.

MSC Software Wins $26.1M Judgment

A Newport Beach-based software manufacturer won a $26.1 million judgment in an intellectual property dispute with a Michigan company.

Sonata Will Have In-Car Apple System

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

ADDENDUM -- Week of April 21

Adventure City amusement park is adding a roller coaster that’s scheduled to open late summer. Rewind Racers, a $2 million coaster, will move both backward and forward. The two-acre park straddles the Stanton and Anaheim city line.

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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.