LA MANUFACTURING

Recent and archived news stories on: Aerospace, Agribusiness, Chemicals, Electronics, Energy, Fabrication, Industrial, Plastics, Textiles...

New Chief Sets Sail at Port

Mario Cordero aims to buoy Long Beach port’s growth effortsNewly appointed Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero spent time with the Business Journal to discuss the outlook for one of the region’s biggest economic drivers.

Commerce Owner of Papaya Clothing Files for Bankruptcy

Cornerstone Apparel Inc., the Commerce-based owner of teen retailer Papaya Clothing, filed for bankruptcy in U.S. bankruptcy court in Los Angeles last week.

Honda Paces Field of Foreign-Owned Companies

HEADQUARTERS: Pending exit of Toyota shakes up list of businesses in L.A. County.

American Honda Motor has homed in on the top spot of foreign firms with U.S. bases in L.A. County.

Tease photo

Truck Drivers, Warehouse Workers Plan Strike at Ports

A group of truck drivers and warehouses workers set a date of June 19 for a strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Tease photo

May Cargo Volumes Surge at Ports

Both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recorded their highest May cargo numbers in history.

Tease photo

Kombucha Pioneer Tees Up Second Site in Vernon

BEVERAGES: Millennium Products looks to pour it on as healthy drink sales boom.

Millennium Products bottles up more space to boost output of its kombucha drinks.

Beyond Meat Makes Distribution Deal for 280 Safeway Inc. Stores

Beyond Meat, an El Segundo maker of a meat alternative, is increasing its reach with a deal to be distributed in 280 Safeway Inc. stores in Northern California, northern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Local Roots Expands to Ship Out its Farming Containers

Outside In

Local Roots Farms looks to get its adapted shipping containers into rotation as crop producers.

Tease photo

Colleges Build Up Ranks of Manufacturing

EDUCATION: Workers with midlevel skills in demand.

Community college initiative helps students put together careers in advanced manufacturing.

Tease photo

Forever 21 Cuts Prices With F21 Red Chain

APPAREL: High on Low

Fast-fashion pioneer Forever 21 is speeding its efforts to expand its discount brand F21 Red.

Tease photo

Business Rebounds for Furniture Maker Virco as School Budgets Increase

Hard Lessons

MANUFACTURING: Furniture maker Virco is sitting prettier as school districts up their postrecession budgets.

Tease photo

April Cargo Volumes Spike at L.A., Long Beach Ports

Cargo volumes rose in April at the country’s two busiest ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, with L.A.’s hitting a record for the month.

Tease photo

Shoemaker Comunity Takes Steps to Support Social Responsibility

Sole Focus

Shoemaker Comunity looks to follow in the “giving company” footsteps of Toms.

Tease photo

Soylent Raises $50 Million, Plans In-Store Sales

Meal-replacement drink manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc., maker of the Soylent drink, announced on Thursday that it had raised a $50 million Series B round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Tao Capital Partners, and prior investors Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

Investor Dips Into Social Impact With Chip Buy

Venture capital firm’s deal for snack maker gives gang reform program a taste of the equity.

Tease photo

Prev