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May 24, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of a consolidation, Sigma Circuits Inc. said it will close its Costa Mesa plant, lay off about 150 workers and withdraw a planned public offering. The Santa Clara circuit board maker said that soft demand is spurring the company to shut its 10-year-old Costa Mesa circuit board manufacturing plant in two months. About 20 other employees in Orange County will remain with the company.
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May 24, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of a consolidation, Sigma Circuits Inc. said it will close its Costa Mesa plant, lay off about 150 workers and withdraw a planned public offering. The Santa Clara circuit board maker said that soft demand is spurring the company to shut its 10-year-old Costa Mesa circuit board manufacturing plant in two months. About 20 other employees in Orange County will remain with the company.
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
Companies ranked by growth in profit from 1994 to 1995. *--* 1995 Profit % Change Rank Company ($ millions) 1994-95 1 Sigma Circuits, Inc. 3.12 6,109 2 Angeles Mtg. Inv. Trust 17.29 4,767 3 Chalone Wine Group, Ltd. 0.49 4,400 4 Regency Health Services 4.45 4,317 5 Stanford Telecommunicat. 4.87 3,257 6 United States Filter 16.66 2,213 7 ILC Technology Inc. 4.68 2,120 8 Advanced Logic Research 7.54 1,270 9 Washington Construction 8.17 1,104 10 Inference Corporation 3.77 1,080 *--*
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April 20, 1997
* Charles A. Orchard has been named director of retail management for the Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach. He was previously regional sales engineer for Modern Equipment, and, before that, production manager for Organic Milling and plant manager for National Pax. Janice Lieberman has been appointed director of human resources. She was formerly human resources supervisor for Sigma Circuits Inc. Also, Russel Glass has joined the resort as food and beverage director.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
Companies ranked by increase in sales from 1994 to 1995 *--* 1995 1995 revenue revenue Rank Co. ($ millions) % growth 1 NETCOM On-Line Comm. Svcs 52 324 2 Ascend Communications 150 280 3 Asyst Technologies Inc. 97 256 4 Oak Technology Inc. 271 228 5 ESS Technology Inc. 106 216 6 Integrated Process Eqpmt 145 204 7 FPA Medical Management 53 186 8 Mattson Technology Inc. 55 183 9 C-Cube Microsystems Inc. 125 177 10 Positive Response TV, Inc 68 176 11 Copart Inc. 90 158 12 Creative Computers Inc.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1995
* Trish Bartel has joined Chapman General Hospital in Orange as director of business development. She was formerly director of marketing and strategic planning at Saint John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica. * Charles E. Moran has been named president of Irvine-based National Education Corp.'s corporate training subsidiary, National Education Training Group in Naperville, Ill. He succeeds Robert Soto, who has resigned.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1995 | TOM PETRUNO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hottest new California stock issues of 1994 are mostly in the business of getting information from Point A to Point B--and moving it faster, easier and more cheaply. Companies involved in computer and telecommunications networking dominate the Times list of best-performing California IPOs, or initial public offerings, measured from their 1994 offering prices to market prices on April 13. At the top of the list: Ascend Communications, a 6-year-old Alameda-based firm that floated 2.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
Companies ranked by percent gain in stock price. *--* % Change Price as 12-month Rank Company 52 Weeks of 4/19/96 high 1 L.L. Knickerbocker Co. 1148 9.75 10.40 2 Amati Communications Corp. 882 13.5 19.75 3 PCC Group, Inc. 833 3.5 3.5 4 California Amplifier 599 33.63 36.38 5 Ascend Communications 575 59.5 62 6 Quality Systems, Inc. 575 20.25 32.25 7 IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp 571 26 29.25 8 Vitesse Semiconductor 467 26.94 28.25 9 C-Cube Microsystems Inc. 399 52.38 73.5 10 Proxim, Inc. 390 30.
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