June 17, 1992 |
In competitive swimming, as in any sport, the achievements of certain athletes give their names an almost mythic quality. An example is Steve Furniss, a former world and U.S. record holder and Olympic medal winner. The Orange County native, widely remembered for his accomplishments in the water, is now making a splash as president and owner of Tyr Sports Inc., the fastest-growing manufacturer in the competitive swimwear industry.
July 26, 2000 |
The manufacturing industry in Orange County, led by high-tech companies and fed by faster employment growth, picked up more steam in the second quarter while the overall manufacturing sector nationwide lagged, according to a Chapman University survey released Tuesday. Even the prices manufacturers pay for raw materials, from silicon to nails, subsided during the second three months, growing at a slower rate and easing for now worries about inflation and an economic slowdown.
March 27, 1993 |
The maker of the Vans brand of sneakers and casual shoes reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss of $2.4 million Friday and said that its president has resigned. The news sent Vans Inc.'s stock down $2.25 a share to close at $6.875 in NASDAQ trading. The price hit a peak last year of $25.75. Industry analysts tried to calm the market with projections of long-term health for the 27-year-old Orange-based company, which over the years has seen its fortunes soar and sink. Richard P.
July 18, 1992 |
Manufacturers in Orange County reported slight production increases during the second quarter, leading economists at Chapman University to boost an economic confidence indicator to its highest level in two years. The private university's quarterly Purchasing Managers Index rose to a level of 51.5 from 47.6 in the first quarter.
April 4, 1997 |
Recognizing Orange County as a hotbed of medical and biotech research and development, the nonprofit California Manufacturing Technology Center has formed a group to work exclusively with local medical manufacturers. "Orange County has an estimated 2,000 medical-related manufacturers," says David Braunstein, the Hawthorne center's chief executive. "We've formed the medical technology group to provide this vibrant industry with the affordable and objective services it needs to survive and grow."
September 6, 1996
The California Manufacturing Technology Center, which provides assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in Orange County and elsewhere in Southern California, has received $25.8 million in federal funds over the next six years to expand its services.