CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1986 |
The City of Anaheim and 15 organizations have been honored by the Orange County Transportation Commission for promoting programs that ease traffic congestion, save time and gasoline and reduce air pollution. Anaheim received the Transportation Partnership Award for creating the position of transportation event coordinator, which links all major hotels, recreational facilities and convention areas within the city to coordinate efforts when major events occur.
January 18, 2004 |
A jury found an airplane parts manufacturer negligent in the 2000 plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan and his son, and awarded their family $4 million. The Carnahan family's attorney argued that a pair of vacuum pumps made by Parker Hannifin Corp. failed, causing the plane to crash. Killed were pilot Randy Carnahan, his father and the governor's aide Chris Sifford. The jury awarded compensatory damages of $3 million for Mel Carnahan and $1 million for Randy Carnahan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2000
* The Rockwell Science Center in Thousand Oaks has received a four-year, $5-million contract from the Department of Defense to prepare for a domestic manufacturing capability to make thin film coatings for laser protective eye wear worn in the military. Money for Rockwell's contract comes through the Defense Production Act, which was created to make sure there are U.S.-based makers of key defense items. * Parker Hannifin Corp.
October 11, 1990
Larry M. Calvert, a 23-year manager at Parker Bertea Aerospace, has been named president and general manager of Fairchild Controls in Manhattan Beach. Calvert, 50, started at Parker Bertea, a subsidiary of Parker Hannifin Corp. in Cleveland, as a precision machinist in 1967. He later rose through the management ranks to became general manager of Parker Bertea in 1987. Fairchild Controls makes such aerospace components as valves and regulators. Calvert will report to Richard E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1990
Nine people were hospitalized Monday for minor respiratory problems after they inhaled a toxic chemical at an aerospace plant, fire officials said. The Orange County Fire Department hazardous materials team was called to Parker-Hannifin Corp., 18321 Jamboree Road, about 5:40 p.m. to clean up the spill. Employees at the plant were heating a quart of Dexter Hysol, an aerospace adhesive, when some of the chemical spilled and reacted with the heat to form a poisonous cloud, fire officials said.
February 2, 1999 |
Eaton Corp., an industrial powerhouse that makes systems and components for myriad industries, said it has agreed to buy Aeroquip-Vickers Inc., an aerospace and auto components maker, for $1.7 billion, or $58 a share, in cash. The acquisition would make Eaton's hydraulics business the world's second-largest, behind Parker-Hannifin Corp. Cleveland-based Eaton said it plans to issue stock later this year to generate about $400 million to help finance the acquisition.
September 22, 1988 |
Companies around the country are increasingly incorporating "fire-at-will" clauses in their employment policies, allowing for termination of non-union employees without cause. A common management practice for years, this policy fell from favor in the '80s, when courts began to support the rights of employees in many wrongful-discharge cases. Recently, however, companies have begun reinstituting these clauses in employment applications and other general policy documents.
October 8, 1992
Only Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties received more defense-related work than Orange County in 1991. However, the value of those contracts was down 10% from 1989's total. Among Orange County cities, Fullerton was the largest beneficiary of the 1991 pacts. Its billion dollars worth of contracts were more than double those of No. 2 Anaheim. Where the Work Went The largest share of defense awards to Orange County contractors in 1991 landed in two North County cities: Fullerton and Anaheim.