Fluidmaster CFO on to Challenges in Slovenia
Fluidmaster Inc. has been busy solidifying its presence in the international market.
Number Cruncher at OC’s Goodwill Industries Helps Manage Swath of Businesses
Donald Voska is a generalist.
Santa Ana-based First American Financial Corp. said it’s paying $155 million to buy Interthinx Inc., an Agoura Hills-based provider of mortgage-loan-related data.
The parent of Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. appointed a longtime executive in its Tokyo headquarters to serve as president and chief executive of the local automaker.
Irvine-based marketing data specialist BlueCava Inc. recently raised $13 million in a second round of funding.
Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. said its I-Flow LLC business unit moved from Lake Forest to the Discovery Business Center in Irvine.
Sunwest Bank in Irvine acquired the assets and deposits of Syringa Bank, a Boise, Idaho-based bank that was closed by the state Department of Finance on Jan. 31.
Amazon.com Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.
Other items of interest in the Orange County Business Journal
The parent of Costa Mesa-based apparel company RVCA said it signed a new contract with founder and President Pat Tenore.
The shortage of registered nurses was one of the hottest topics in the Orange County and California healthcare sector in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s.
Institute’s Surgery Volume Ranks High Nationally
Hoag Orthopedic Institute, an Irvine-based specialty hospital, looks up to a role model for the type of healthcare it strives to provide.
Profits of 30 Biggest Drop 7%, Revenue Up
Orange County’s largest hospitals posted mixed results on the profit side over the past year or so. Includes the 2014 OC's HOSPITALS list for download (pdf)
Seek Entrepreneurs to Improve Healthcare, Bottom Lines
Orange County hospital systems are moving deeper into the “business of innovation” as they seek to respond to changes in the healthcare sector.
Has Theater, Wine Cellar, Professional Landscaping
The French-inspired estate at 1 Premier Point in Newport Coast has professionally designed gardens that lead to the front entry, where visitors enter a marble-floored foyer with soaring ceilings and marble columns.
Marketing Campaign ‘Proves’ They’re Tough
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has set out to prove its products are built to last.
Sapien 3 Sports Cuff to Stop Leaks, Cut Problems
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is adding another product to its less-invasive replacement heart valve lineup.
Intense Lighting Stays Local, Gets Larger HQ
Intense Lighting LLC, an Anaheim-based maker of interior and exterior lighting products, is expanding big in its hometown.
REAL ESTATE WATCH: ORANGE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
Commercial property under construction in Orange County totaled nearly 2.8 million square feet at the end of the third quarter.
Five-Year Deal to Boost Infrared Sensor Research
An unassuming office building on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach houses critical assets for the country’s national defense.
Feb. 10-19, 2014
A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments.
Feb. 3-11, 2014
A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.
97,000 Residents, 9,000 Businesses, $2.6B in Revenue—and Growing in OC
A special initiative under way in Buena Park by one of the largest banks in the U.S. is the latest reflection of the significant concentration of Korean-American businesses in Orange County.
Needs More Office Space, Parking to Shift Device Maker, Complete Consolidation
Toshiba Corp. executives are weighing an expansion of the 23-acre campus the company owns in the Irvine Spectrum, which is home to key segments of its sprawling U.S. operations.
APPAREL: Company continues to cater to tattoo lovers
Sullen Clothing Inc. doesn’t have broad brand recognition like Quiksilver or Billabong, but it does have legitimate standing among its core following of tattoo aficianados.
REAL ESTATE: Shares see modest rise despite choppy market
Executives at The New Home Co. think that the company’s transition to a publicly traded company will help “supercharge” its growth in Orange County and its other core California markets.
REAL ESTATE: 2014 opening ‘seems like it worked out’
The builders behind Baker Ranch in Lake Forest hope that patience pays off when they open the largest remaining housing development slated for the city.
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
TOURISM: Set for several initiatives, ‘building together’
Efforts to raise Orange County’s profile as a tourist destination continued with a first-of-its-kind agreement recently struck between the local tourism industry’s two largest organizations.
DINING: Flame Broiler plans 30 locations in ’14
There’s a simplicity in how Costa Mesa-based Flame Broiler Inc. operates—something founder Young Lee says has allowed it to grow consistently into its next chapter: a new headquarters.
REAL ESTATE: Bixby plans makeover for 45,000-SF office
Newport Center Drive might be the glamour location among Newport Beach offices, but Quail Street is developing a niche of its own in the city’s office market.
HOSPITALITY: Plans to add 2 OC properties to roster this year
Anaheim-based hotel developer and manager BroughtonCompanies recently moved to new digs in the Platinum Triangle district of the city as it looks to re-enter the OC market.
TECHNOLOGY: Plans to spend $50M on plant, HQ
HID Global has moved its U.S. headquarters from Irvine to Austin, Texas, where it’s building a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center.
The Irvine-based test and services division of EADS North America will be sold to an aerospace company in New York for $53 million in cash.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer was named to the board of directors of Strategic Realty Trust Inc., a San Mateo-based retail investment company, as part of a settlement between the company’s current board and a shareholder group that included its former manager, Costa Mesa-based Thompson National Properties.
Newport Beach-based hotel management company Rim Hospitality named Don Li chief operating officer of the company’s newly established Asia-Pacific division.
David Wilson, owner and chief executive of Wilson Automotive Group in Orange, received the 2014 David F. Mungenast Lifetime Achievement Award from the American International Automobile Dealers Association during the organization’s 44th annual meeting and luncheon in New Orleans.