MANUFACTURING

OC Automakers See November Declines

Month had fewer selling days

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Laura Schwab Jumps to Rivian

Former Aston Martin Americas president joins as sales ramp at electric automaker

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Brea’s Veris Manufacturing Acquired

Emerald buys 120-employee contractor

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Defense-Driven Ducommun Bullish on 2021

AEROSPACE: Expects return to growth mode

Back on track; big projects

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Anduril Stresses Contributions of Former Military Members

Veterans Make Up About 20% of Firm’s Workforce

Anduril Industries, the tech-focused defense and border protection company in Irvine, says it believes so much in military experience that about 20% of its workforce is made up of veterans.

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Disney Takes Pandemic Hit; Others Boost Jobs

Albertsons, Edwards, Allied Universal Climb in Ranks

Despite being battered by COVID-19, a slimmer Walt Disney Co. held onto its spot as the largest employer in Orange County by headcount, while the next two largest employers—University of California-Irvine and the local county administration—managed to increase their staffs.

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Adagio Medical Scores $42M for Heart Device

HEALTH: New way to treat cardiac arrhythmias

Bergheim backers, big market

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Axonics Sees Sales Jolt, as Stock Rises

DEVICES: Could hire 100 more in OC in ‘21

Growth in size, market, rep

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

Monet Networks Inc. of Irvine recently raised a $500,000 bridge round of financing led by India’s SenseAI Ventures.

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Mitchell & Ness Start Mash-Up with SI

First of Several Capsules Launched with Magazine

Irvine-based vintage clothing and apparel firm Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. struck an interesting deal with publisher Sports Illustrated that will include capsule collections for NFL, NBA and MLB fans.

Fitz Games Stays Local With Hispanic Account

Comedy-Based Card Games Falls for Casanova

Costa Mesa advertising agency Casanova McCann has added the Fitz Games business to its fold.

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OCBJ INSIDER

The Electric Truck Town

Locals get lit, fit; ... plastics

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New Epson HQ in Los Alamitos Sold for $59M

REAL ESTATE: Lincoln sells to Korean investor

Deal four times 2014 sale

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Urovant Commits to Irvine Amid $140M+ Sale

DRUGMAKERS: Preps for commercial launch in ‘21

New owner, new product, same home

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New Alteryx CEO Anderson: Buys Likely

TECHNOLOGY: Analytics co. has almost $1B to spend

Wall Street watching

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