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The vacancy rate in the Orange County manufacturing and warehouse sector steadily decreased over the past 12 months from 2.8% to 2.5% at the end of the first quarter.
Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations said it’s skipping the auto show arena and plans to instead unveil its revamped 2016 MX-5 Miata on Sept. 3 during simultaneous events in Japan, Spain and Monterey, Calif.
Three of the four Orange County-based automakers outpaced the industry overall in June, according to Autodata Corp.
Mazda North American Operations’ Drive for Good holiday promotion has grown into a new role as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s corporate partner of the year.
Kia Motors America has signed on as the official automotive sponsor of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
MARKETING: Fresh logo, campaign reflect push on higher-margin services
Ingram Micro Inc. has launched its largest global branding initiative to date, a “natural next step” for the company as it “evolves from a distribution powerhouse to the world leader in technology and supply chain services,” according to Chief Executive Alain Monie.
Irvine-based captive automobile finance company Hyundai Capital America has partnered with Fair Isaac Corp., better known as FICO, in a move to provide free credit scores to customers.
Oculus VR Inc. has acquired the product design and engineering firm that developed the Xbox 360 controller.
Ingram Micro Inc. in Santa Ana has launched a new logo, a part of rebranding effort aimed at reinforcing “agility, insight and dependability” as its top qualities.
The EvoNexus technology business incubator, which cut its teeth in San Diego, is expanding into Orange County.
How Oculus Went From Startup to FB Venture
You won’t find virtual reality gaming developer Oculus VR Inc. on this week’s list of the biggest private companies based in Orange County—and the maker of virtual reality headsets didn’t make the rankings last year, either.
Yorba Linda-based electronics products maker B&K Precision Corp. has acquired Teknix SA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC sold its stake in TASI Group, a testing, measurement and inspection equipment maker that had been in its portfolio for about seven years.
Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.
One Gets 2nd Valve OK, Other Sues Another Maker
Two companies that are seeking to compete with Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in the less-invasive replacement heart valve market have had a busy month.