April 7, 1992 |
Drivers who haul furniture for North American Van Lines are about to get a firsthand look at the forces reshaping the U. S. defense industry. North American, a unit of Norfolk Southern Corp., last month ordered a $220,000 computerized simulator for testing and training its drivers. The simulator's builder: a joint venture that includes Perceptronics Inc., a Woodland Hills defense contractor that mainly produces tank- and missile-training simulators for the Pentagon.
June 28, 1994 |
One unsettling side effect of the wrenching cutbacks in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industries has been the dumping of large commercial and industrial properties on an already depressed real estate market. In the past few years, the huge Van Nuys General Motors auto assembly plant, Stroh Brewery in Van Nuys, 380 acres in Burbank owned by Lockheed Corp.