The '80s have been called by some the decade of corporate avarice. But the list below suggests not only the expected acquisitions of smaller companies by larger corporations but also of major corporations streamlining their subsidiaries.
Location: Santa Ana Old Name: Micro D New Name: Ingram Micro D Reason for Change: Acquisition by Ingram Industries Location: Costa Mesa Old Name: Pacific Savings Bank New Name: Pacific First Bank Reason for Change: Purchase by Royal Trustco Ltd. Location: Laguna Niguel Old Name: Fluorocarbon Co. New Name: Furon Co. Reason for Change: Corporate moniker sounded like CFC* Location: Placentia Old Name: Rockwell Measurement and Flow Control Division New Name: BTR Dunlop Inc. Reason for Change: Purchase by BTR Dunlop Inc. from Rockwell International Location: Irvine Old Name: Coopervision Companies Opthalmics Surgical Products New Name: Alcon Laboratories Inc. Reason for Change: Purchase by Alcon Labs. Headquarters move to Fort Worth, Tex. Location: Costa Mesa Old Name: Disc Instruments Inc. New Name: Dynapar Corp. Reason for Change: Purchase by Dynapar Corp. from Honeywell Inc. Move of headquarters to Gurnee, Ill., is possible. * CFC stands for chlorofluorocarbon, the ozone-destroying gas.
Source: Anspach Grossman Portugal Inc.