An Oxnard engineering firm that specializes in designing manufacturing plants is expanding briskly in Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim--areas where business is far healthier than in California, the company's president says.
In its latest deal, IPC Systems Engineering Inc. has signed a contract to do the engineering on a $35-million tuna cannery in the Federated States of Micronesia.
The facility will be the first major tuna cannery built from the ground up in the past 20 years, said Charles S. Bonzagni, IPC's president and chief executive. The project, which will produce revenues of more than $2 million for IPC, is one of several in which the company is involved in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Bonzagni said he is winding up negotiations to design a plant in China that will produce laminate materials for printed electronic circuit boards. Another project, in India, also involves material used in circuit boards, he added.