June 1, 2000 |
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.
January 21, 2000 |
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.
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October 31, 1999 |
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.
April 13, 1999 |
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.
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November 5, 1997 |
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.
October 24, 1997 |
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.