Kay covers the manufacturing, transportation and ports beats.
ENERGY: Rentech pulls in $150 million from Blackstone to pursue new ventures.
Blackstone Group powers up wood- and fertilizer-focused Rentech with $150 million investment.
The South Bay industrial market had a robust first quarter, fed by continuing improvement in the general economy. As a result, rents increased in both the office and industrial markets.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 34 percent in March compared with the same month last year.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.
FOOD: $75 million venture aims to handle imports, exports through Long Beach.
Construction of a $75 million, 250,000-square-foot cold-storage facility in Long Beach began last month.
INTERNET: Clearance.co in reverse merger with Miami shell company.
Executives’ connection leads to e-commerce site Clearance.co’s union with Development Capital Group.
MANUFACTURING: Smaller player Astrophysics aims to expands sales by 50 percent.
Astrophysics battles bigger rivals to lock down a piece of the security screening market.
MANUFACTURING: Recent U.K. acquisition expands Pelican’s presence in sector.
Case maker Pelican secures new markets as its government business ebbs.
Ross Goldberg remembers what his father told him 11 years ago when he asked if he’d join him again on opening day at Dodger Stadium.
AEROSPACE: Boeing says deals came quickly for its more efficient products.
Boeing Co. announced last week that it has completed the primary structures of the world’s first pair of all-electric satellites, which are expected to be delivered late this year or early next.