November 7, 1997
Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego) wants to reopen a washed-out stretch of the San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railroad that would link Arizona businesses to San Diego's port instead of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Railtex Corp. of San Antonio has been operating limited freight service along the western part of the 110-mile line. The eastern part was washed out years ago. The line would cost up to $123.6 million to modernize. Filner is seeking congressional support to make the project more feasible.
June 14, 1996 |
The Cleveland company that bought Cimco Inc. early this year has agreed to sell the local company's core plastics molding business to an Arizona company for an undisclosed price. More than 350 employees at Cimco's three molding plants in Costa Mesa will remain in place for now, but a restructuring is likely, said Nicholas Smeed, an executive at InteSys Technologies Inc. in Gilbert, Ariz. It expects to complete acquisition of the operation late this month.
February 16, 1996 |
Dick Cloud watches as the stream of smoke from his twice-broken nose succumbs to the gritty haze churned by thousands of tires grinding the desert crust. "Why on earth do folks keep comin' here?" Cloud asks the question so often on his mind. He grins sheepishly. His voice has a pinch-me huskiness: "Hey. I ain't complaining. But it does make ya wonder, don't it?"
July 26, 1995 |
Learn from your competition, a business axiom, applies equally to Southern California and the rest of the state. Both could learn a trick or two from neighboring Phoenix and Arizona. Phoenix is glowing these days because four semiconductor plants are now a-building there--including the $1.3-billion plant, the world's largest, being erected for Intel's P6 microprocessor.
August 2, 1994 |
Twentieth Century Fox said Monday that it will build its new 300-employee animation film studio in Phoenix after Arizona offered the company about $1 million in job training funds and low-interest loans to buy state-of-the-art digital animation equipment. The decision marks the first time one of the big Hollywood studios has located a significant operation in Arizona, and it is another reminder that Southern California does not have an exclusive franchise on movie-making operations.
August 11, 1992 |
McDonnell Douglas, the aerospace giant beset by a sliding defense market and problems in its commercial aircraft business, said Monday that it will consolidate its organization, shut down major parts plants in Ohio and Culver City, and possibly sell its helicopter business in Arizona. The St. Louis-based company said it will consolidate six defense divisions into two groups, leaving its Douglas Aircraft commercial unit in Long Beach as the only autonomous operation.