MANUFACTURING

American Vanguard Buys Non-Crop Co.

AMVAC Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp. in Newport Beach, bought OHP Inc. in Mainland, Pa., on undisclosed terms.

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ASICS Replaces Creative Agency

ASICS Corp., the parent of Irvine-based ASICS America Corp., selected Saatchi & Saatchi as its global creative agency.

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Hyundai Connects With AutoGravity App

Hyundai Capital America, with operations in Newport Beach and Irvine, joined the AutoGravity car shopping and financing platform.

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Hyundai Appoints US Head

Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Kyung Soo Lee president and chief executive, effective today.

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Metal Processor Buys Division

All Metals Processing of Orange County LLC acquired Triumph Processing-Embee Division Inc. from its parent, Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc., on undisclosed terms.

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Sonendo Raises $50M

Sonendo Inc. in Laguna Hills raised $50 million in a growth investment round by New York private equity firm General Atlantic.

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UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant

University of California-Irvine said today the National Science Foundation awarded $8 million to a UCI-led consortium to develop a system that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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Jannard Partners Up in ‘Disruptive’ Smartphone Venture

Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine said its upcoming smartphone will be developed in partnership with Menlo Park-based Leia Inc.

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Yamaha Will Peddle eBikes Here

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it plans to enter the U.S. electric bicycle market in 2018.

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Peregrine Gives Back Some Gains

Shares in Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tustin rose 12% in intraday trading Monday and rose another 4% after hours on a nearly four-fold increase in revenue and a sharply lower quarterly loss; trading volume on the day was three times its 90-day average. In Tuesday midday trading the drugmaker gave back some of those gains.

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Ducommun Closes HB Buy

Santa Ana-based aerospace manufacturer Ducommun Inc. closed its $60 million cash buy of LS Holdings Company LLC, the company said today.

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J&J Vision Buys Dry Eye Platform

Santa Ana-based Johnson & Johnson Vision completed its acquisition of TearScience Inc. in Morrisville, N.C. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Rockwell in $30B Sale to UTC

The local units of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins Inc. could be in line for another shakeup in the wake of its planned $30 billion sale to United Technologies Corp.

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Automakers’ Sales Mixed

The majority of Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in August, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Microsemi Donates to UCI

University of California-Irvine said today that Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. donated $1.5 million to the university.

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