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January 15, 1992 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing unexpected cuts in its space business, Rockwell International Corp. said Tuesday that it will lay off as many as 1,000 employees in Downey and Seal Beach by spring, the latest job cuts in the hard-hit Southern California aerospace industry. "We have encountered unexpected reductions in our NASA business," said Robert G. Minor, president of the Seal Beach-based firm's Space Systems Division.
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March 6, 1998
John A. McLuckey, who began his 39-year career as a clerk and rose to become president of Boeing Co's. Space Systems division, said he will retire on April 1. He will be succeeded by James F. Albaugh, president of the Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power unit of the $4-billion-a-year Space Systems division. Both men are former Rockwell International Corp. executives who came to Boeing when the Seattle-based company acquired Rockwell's space and defense operations in December 1996.
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BUSINESS
September 5, 1986
Jack D. Coffman has been named vice president of production at the General Dynamics space systems division.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aerospace industry veteran John A. McLuckey, who began his 39-year career as a clerk and became president of Boeing Co's. $4-billion-a-year Space Systems division, said Thursday that he will retire April 1. He will be succeeded by James F. Albaugh, president of the Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power unit of Boeing Space Systems. Both men are former Rockwell International Corp.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1998
John A. McLuckey, who began his 39-year career as a clerk and rose to become president of Boeing Co's. Space Systems division, said he will retire on April 1. He will be succeeded by James F. Albaugh, president of the Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power unit of the $4-billion-a-year Space Systems division. Both men are former Rockwell International Corp. executives who came to Boeing when the Seattle-based company acquired Rockwell's space and defense operations in December 1996.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Martin Marietta Corp., maker of the Titan space rockets, said it completed the $208.5-million purchase of General Dynamics Corp.'s Space Systems division in San Diego, which makes the Atlas and Centaur rockets. . . . Rockwell International Corp. said it agreed to sell its automotive plastics business for an undisclosed price to privately held Cambridge Industries Inc. of Dearborn, Mich.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1988
Lockheed, Calabasas, has named Minoru S. (Sam) Araki executive vice president-plans and programs of Lockheed's Missiles & Space Systems Group. He succeeds John N. McMahon, who was earlier promoted to Missiles & Space Systems Group president. Vance D. Coffman will succeed Araki as president of Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.'s Space Systems division. Coffman and Sherman N. Mullin, vice president-advanced tactical fighter programs, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1990 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
New York-based Loral Corp. officials have told securities analysts that the company is considering the sale of 49% interest of the Palo Alto Space Systems Division of Ford Aerospace Corp., which is based in Newport Beach. If Loral follows through, the unit would become the second subsidiary of Ford Aerospace to be sold (or partially sold) since Loral agreed to buy the defense and communications subsidiary of Ford Motor Co. in August.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell Space Systems got a doozy of a request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 18 months ago: Cut maintenance costs for the space shuttle fleet by 20% or risk losing the contract. The Downey-based division of Rockwell International Corp. decided that one place it could save was on computer costs, which exceed $30 million a year. In a bold step, it decided to buy computing services from an outside firm instead of the corporation's internal computer department.
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May 11, 1994 | SHARON MOESER
Nearly three-fourths of the work force at Rockwell's Space Systems Division here will be laid off at the end of this month when modification work on the space shuttle Atlantis is complete. Rockwell spokeswoman Janet Dean said that effective May 27, the number of employees in Palmdale will be cut from 300 to 80. The few who are remaining will maintain the modification facility and prepare it for the arrival of the next orbiter.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Martin Marietta Corp., maker of the Titan space rockets, said it completed the $208.5-million purchase of General Dynamics Corp.'s Space Systems division in San Diego, which makes the Atlas and Centaur rockets. . . . Rockwell International Corp. said it agreed to sell its automotive plastics business for an undisclosed price to privately held Cambridge Industries Inc. of Dearborn, Mich.
NEWS
August 18, 1993 | JAMES S. GRANELLI and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Workers at McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s space systems plant, along with hundreds of others in the Southern California aerospace industry, face more layoffs following NASA's decision Tuesday to make Boeing Corp. the prime contractor for the often-criticized Space Station Freedom. McDonnell's space systems division in Huntington Beach, which has been working on the multinational Freedom project for nearly six years, was given a more limited role as one of Boeing's subcontractors.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1993
The Space Systems division of McDonnell Douglas Corp. has won defense contracts totaling $22.9 million, one to improve the avionics of its Delta II rocket and the other to devise a better way of blowing it up. The contracts are a continuation of work already in progress at the Huntington Beach plant, a McDonnell Douglas spokesman said.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
General Dynamics to Trim Space Unit Jobs: The company's Space Systems Division will cut 300 jobs, freeze or reduce pay for salaried workers and drop at least six vice presidents this year, management told employees in a letter. Workers of the San Diego-based unit received the letter Monday from Michael Wynne, division president.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anticipating a reduced demand for military satellites, Rockwell International Corp. said Wednesday that it is dismantling its space and satellite electronics division here. The company said it will divide the division's work among three other company units in Southern California. William Mellon, a Rockwell spokesman in El Segundo, said the reorganization will not affect the division's 1,400 workers in Seal Beach.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1992 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed built the top-secret military satellites used during the Cold War to spy on the Khrunichev weapons factory in Moscow, but today Lockheed executives are busy cutting a commercial deal with the same Russian operation. The company's space systems division, the largest U.S. producer of space equipment, is preparing to announce a major joint venture with the Moscow factory that would mark a new thrust in its commercial business.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1992 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing unexpected cuts in its space business, Rockwell International Corp. said Tuesday that it will lay off as many as 1,000 employees in Downey and Seal Beach by spring, the latest job cuts in the hard-hit Southern California aerospace industry. "We have encountered unexpected reductions in our NASA business," said Robert G. Minor, president of the Seal Beach-based firm's Space Systems Division.
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