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Textiles Firm Sports New Fabrics for Activewear

MANUFACTURING: SAS buys new plant, machines to take run at healthy sector.

SAS Textiles sees looming opportunity in making fabric for activewear.

SpaceX, Boeing to Share NASA Contract

Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX and Chicago aerospace giant Boeing Co. will share a contract to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today.

August Shipping Up at Port of Los Angeles, Down in Long Beach

Cargo volumes increased last month at the Port of Los Angeles, although the neighboring Port of Long Beach saw a decline in activity after what officials there characterized as mismatch between last year’s peak shipping season and this year’s.

Bag Makers Join Plastic Ban Fold

MANUFACTURING: Pair of companies ready for reusable.

Pair of reusable bag makers say they are well positioned to win the sack race if the state adopts a plastic ban.

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Taking Off

L.A. manufacturers get lift from Chinese growth

Trade: Rising middle class in China is helping sell local exporters on the communist country as a valuable market.

L.A. Manufacturers Get Lift From Chinese Growth

It’s easy to oversimplify U.S.-China trade relations as a story of scrap materials going overseas while finished products come back, but the reality is becoming more complicated.

Former Port of Los Angeles Chief Joins USC

Geraldine Knatz, who served as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles from 2006 until last year, has joined USC’s faculty.

Grocer Gets In Bed With Breakfast

Fresh & Easy adds morning fare to draw more customers.

Fresh & Easy looks to wake up sales by offering breakfast items.

Plane Maker to Wing Way to New City, Incentives

AVIATION: Icon chooses Vacaville to consolidate HQ, manufacturing facility.

Light sport aircraft maker Icon takes off for Vacaville and the city’s business incentives.

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Cleaning Up

LAUNDRY: Wash Multifamily expands coin-operated business into Pacific Northwest, Alaska through pair of acquisitions.

Coin-operated machine business Wash cleans up by expanding into the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

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