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October 31, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS
James Irvine, the Orange County mega-rancher, didn't like the price he was getting for his sugar beets, so in 1911 he formed a co-op and built his own sugar factory just outside Santa Ana. It was the Southern California Sugar Co., a three-story brick edifice designed and built by Dyer Co. of Cincinnati. The factory became such a notable Santa Ana landmark that picture postcards, above, were printed, sold and proudly mailed to relatives back East.
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BUSINESS
August 30, 2000 | Daryl Strickland
Corning Inc., the biggest maker of glass for optical networks, said Tuesday that it will spend more than $20 million to remodel and expand a plant in Garden Grove next year. The company said it will take over more space in the building, tripling the size, said John Knight, a Corning spokesman. Growth in high-speed Internet access has driven up demand for the company's switching devices that control computer data transmissions, he said.
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BUSINESS
November 26, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI
Ball Corp. has acquired an option to buy a Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. plant in Orange County as part of a $70-million purchase of four glass container plants. In an expansion of its glass making business, Ball, a Muncie, Ind.-based packaging company, said it agreed to purchase two of Kerr's commercial glass manufacturing plants in Plainfield, Ill., and Sand Springs, Okla. The deal is subject to approval by each company's shareholders and by the federal government's antitrust regulators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A national cookie company famous for making animal crackers will receive $12 million in federal Empowerment Zone funds to help build a factory on Garry Avenue near the Santa Ana River, the City Council decided Monday. The $113-million-a-year, 140-year-old Stauffer Biscuit Co. is moving its West Coast baking operation from Tustin to Santa Ana. The Santa Ana factory's assembly line will use 9,000 pounds of dough every hour when it starts running early next year, company officials told the council.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motorola Corp. said Thursday it plans to sell the Irvine semiconductor plant that it bought for $111 million in 1994 from Western Digital Corp. The plant, one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the Irvine Spectrum industrial park, has about 500 employees, a Motorola spokesman said. The company would offer employees positions at its other facilities if a new owner didn't want to retain all of the workers.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Boeing Co. has awarded Duke Energy Corp. a 20-year, multimillion-dollar contract to run heating and cooling systems at Boeing's Delta II rocket plant in Huntington Beach, the companies said Wednesday. Duke said its DukeSolutions unit will spend the next 18 months overhauling energy systems at the Space and Communications facility. "There's a need to modernize the energy facility, which was built 35 years ago," Boeing spokesman Walt Rice said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1994
A 42-year-old Garden Grove man suffered facial burns Sunday night when flames erupted inside a building where wooden mini-blinds are manufactured. Trong Van Dang, an employee of Travis Industries, had second-degree burns to the side of his face from the 9:33 p.m. fire and was taken to Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim Battalion Chief Roger Smith said. Anaheim firefighters, assisted by an Orange County Fire Department unit, put out the blaze within minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A national cookie company famous for making animal crackers will receive $12 million in federal Empowerment Zone funds to help build a factory on Garry Avenue near the Santa Ana River, the City Council decided Monday. The $113-million-a-year, 140-year-old Stauffer Biscuit Co. is moving its West Coast baking operation from Tustin to Santa Ana. The Santa Ana factory's assembly line will use 9,000 pounds of dough every hour when it starts running early next year, company officials told the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1996 | THAO HUA and ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A fire burned the 50-year-old plant of a rubber-parts company to the ground Tuesday afternoon, sending scores of employees and residents fleeing to the street and creating billowing black smoke visible for miles. Almost 80 firefighters and several helicopters battled the fire at Esco Rubber Products in the 100 block of Brea Boulevard, which began at 5 p.m.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1991
Ball Corp. has acquired an option to buy a Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. plant here as part of a $70-million purchase of four glass container plants. In an expansion of its glass-making business, Ball, a Muncie, Ind.-based packaging company, has agreed to purchase two of Kerr's commercial glass manufacturing plants in Plainfield, Ill., and Sand Springs, Okla., the company said. The deal is subject to approval by each company's shareholders and by federal antitrust regulators.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Boeing Co. has awarded Duke Energy Corp. a 20-year, multimillion-dollar contract to run heating and cooling systems at Boeing's Delta II rocket plant in Huntington Beach, the companies said Wednesday. Duke said its DukeSolutions unit will spend the next 18 months overhauling energy systems at the Space and Communications facility. "There's a need to modernize the energy facility, which was built 35 years ago," Boeing spokesman Walt Rice said.
NEWS
January 21, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manufacturing in Orange County, in a deep slump just a year ago, has come roaring back and appears primed for robust growth in the coming months, a new industry survey revealed Thursday. Just about every manufacturing industry, from makers of computer chips and medical devices to food processors, says it is seeing sharply higher new orders--a sign of increased production and hiring ahead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS
James Irvine, the Orange County mega-rancher, didn't like the price he was getting for his sugar beets, so in 1911 he formed a co-op and built his own sugar factory just outside Santa Ana. It was the Southern California Sugar Co., a three-story brick edifice designed and built by Dyer Co. of Cincinnati. The factory became such a notable Santa Ana landmark that picture postcards, above, were printed, sold and proudly mailed to relatives back East.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL
Now you know: There are 10,300 small manufacturing businesses in Orange County, according to a report by the California Manufacturing Technology Center. The dominant industries are aerospace and defense, electronics, computer equipment and biomedical products and equipment. State employment data for March show that manufacturers provide 241,300 jobs in the county, up 3.3% from 233,700 in March 1998. That means that 18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Damage to a foam-rubber manufacturing plant was estimated at $50,000 Tuesday, the morning after a stubborn fire forced the evacuation of 250 workers from neighboring businesses, officials said. About 8:40 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to Future Foam Inc., 1050 S. State College Blvd. A fire had spontaneously broken out in the 4-by-4-by-8-foot foam blocks the company makes, Fire Chief Stephen P. Magliocco said.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motorola Corp. said Thursday it plans to sell the Irvine semiconductor plant that it bought for $111 million in 1994 from Western Digital Corp. The plant, one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the Irvine Spectrum industrial park, has about 500 employees, a Motorola spokesman said. The company would offer employees positions at its other facilities if a new owner didn't want to retain all of the workers.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL
Now you know: There are 10,300 small manufacturing businesses in Orange County, according to a report by the California Manufacturing Technology Center. The dominant industries are aerospace and defense, electronics, computer equipment and biomedical products and equipment. State employment data for March show that manufacturers provide 241,300 jobs in the county, up 3.3% from 233,700 in March 1998. That means that 18.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four men weren't deterred by the conventional wisdom that you can no longer afford to build things in Southern California. When they decided a year ago to make a new kind of racing motorcycle, they ignored pessimists who complained that the Southland is expensive, restrictive and unfriendly to business. The trick, they determined, was to use the vast network of automotive and aerospace parts makers, suppliers and fabricators that already exists in this region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1996 | THAO HUA and ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A fire burned the 50-year-old plant of a rubber-parts company to the ground Tuesday afternoon, sending scores of employees and residents fleeing to the street and creating billowing black smoke visible for miles. Almost 80 firefighters and several helicopters battled the fire at Esco Rubber Products in the 100 block of Brea Boulevard, which began at 5 p.m.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1995 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell Corp. is expected to announce today that it has chosen Newport Beach over Colorado Springs as the site for expansion of its microchip manufacturing operations, a move that will add 150 new jobs. The $200-million expansion comes a year after a similar expansion at the same site by Rockwell, which is experiencing surging demand for the computer modem microchips. Rockwell already has 1,600 workers at its Newport Beach plant. "Right now, we have demand that outstrips supply.
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