MANUFACTURINGRecent and archived news stories on: Aerospace, Agribusiness, Chemicals, Electronics, Energy, Fabrication, Industrial, Plastics, Textiles...
Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp. said today that it would buy Lensar Inc. for up to $59 million.
Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine is recalling 256,459 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles, citing the potential for loss of steering, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
$325M in Funding, Hiring Spree Point to National Network of Small Cell Base Stations
A just-completed $325 million fundraising deal for Mobilitie LLC comes as the Newport Beach-based wireless infrastructure company is gearing up for what it is calling the “largest network deployment initiative in the U.S.”
REAL ESTATE: Pegged for 626 homes; deal estimated at $190M
A China-based homebuilder looking to diversify its operations into the U.S. has bought a big development site in Lake Forest.
TECHNOLOGY: Follows sale of stake to same company
Western Digital Corp.’s ongoing push into more lucrative storage products geared for corporate customers got a boost last week in another deal with China-based information technology provider and electronics manufacturer Unisplendour Corp.
HEALTHCARE: Kybella seen as next ‘pipeline in a product’ for drugmaker
Allergan PLC’s operations in Irvine appear poised to remain front and center in the drugmaker’s research and development endeavors.
Costa Mesa-based wastewater solids reduction and removal company JWC Environmental acquired IPEC Consultants in Canada on undisclosed terms.
Laguna Beach-based virtual reality startup NextVR Inc. raised $30.5 million in a Series A funding round that included a mix of sports- and entertainment-related firms.
Irvine-based startup Pop raised $6 million in venture capital funding.
Costa Mesa-based Karma Automotive notched a deal to integrate BMW components into its vehicles.
Manufacture of Parts For Others ‘Outperformed’
Making parts for other manufacturers is paying off for San Clemente-based ICU Medical Inc.
AnyMeeting Customers Can Sync With Other Tools
Web conferencing and webinar software company AnyMeeting Inc. in Huntington Beach is using Sunnyvale-based Zapier Inc.’s technology to help customers connect its products to popular business apps, including Salesforce, HubSpot, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, and more than 400 others.
‘Warcraft’ Movie to Debut In Theaters Next June
The long-awaited release of the movie version of flagship Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s franchise game “Warcraft” will hit movie theaters in June.
8 Acres a Few Blocks From Former Beckman HQ
Western Realco has added another property in Fullerton—and another site with ties to medical testing company Beckman Coulter Inc.—to its industrial development pipeline.
St. Louis-based Shoes.com said it acquired socks and apparel brand Richer Poorer Inc. in San Juan Capistrano on undisclosed terms.