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December 28, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
Camarillo-based Rifocs Corp., a privately owned manufacturer of fiber-optic instruments and components for the industrial, commercial and aerospace defense industries, has been acquired by Textron Inc. of Providence, R.I. Rifocs will become part of Greenlee Textron, a supplier of test, measurement and installation equipment for the data-signal-voice market. Projected 1999 revenues for Rifocs are $17 million. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
Camarillo-based Rifocs Corp., a privately owned manufacturer of fiber-optic instruments and components for the industrial, commercial and aerospace defense industries, has been acquired by Textron Inc. of Providence, R.I. Rifocs will become part of Greenlee Textron, a supplier of test, measurement and installation equipment for the data-signal-voice market. Projected 1999 revenues for Rifocs are $17 million. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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September 8, 1998
Fiber-optics manufacturer Rifocs Corp. has moved to a 31,890-square-foot plant at 1340 Flynn Road in Camarillo. The company, which designs and manufactures various products for commercial and military/aerospace industries, had outgrown its previous facility, also in Camarillo. In the past four years, Rifocs has grown from 20 to 64 employees and more than doubled its production capacity. The company was founded in 1990.
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November 14, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Rifocs Corp. in Camarillo, which manufactures fiber-optic test instruments and cable assemblies, has merged its operations with Datacom-Textron in Everett, Wash. Datacom is a manufacturer of test equipment for copper-based local area networks. Both Rifocs and Datacom are subsidiaries of Textron Inc. The merger, expected to be completed by next month, will involve the transfer of Datacom-Textron's operations to Rifocs' facility in Camarillo.
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June 22, 1999
* Richard Buerli has been appointed vice president of engineering by the board of directors of RIFOCS Corp. in Camarillo. The company manufactures fiber-optic instruments and components. Buerli has been with RIFOCS since September 1997. * Timothy F. McLoughlin has joined CSC General Contractors in Camarillo as director of marketing for the Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999
Success in high-tech industries depends, in part, on making things more convenient and efficient to use. Just ask the folks at Advanced Recognition Technologies. The Simi Valley company is in its ninth year of manufacturing software that enables phones, computers and other electronic equipment to be activated simply by voice or handwriting. Advanced Recognition Technologies' recent success has landed the company at No.
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October 6, 1998 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Rickenbach says he never planned to expand his fiber-optics manufacturing business so quickly. "Our long-range goal has been, and is, to build the company on a solid foundation, where we can be comfortable and provide a secure working environment," said Rickenbach, the founder and president of RIFOCS Corp. of Camarillo. "It has never been our goal to blow up the company fast." So much for slow growth plans.
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July 20, 1999 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any company with John Glenn and the Earth on its resume can expect to draw some attention. So don't be surprised to hear the RIFOCS Corp. name tossed around in the months ahead. The Camarillo-based manufacturer of fiber-optic components, instruments and test equipment is booked on NASA's space shuttle Endeavour mission scheduled for mid-September.
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