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San Pedro Ports Set Month and Fiscal Year Records

The Port of Long Beach set a new fiscal year record in container movement and the Port of Los Angeles recorded its best September in history, the ports recently announced.

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Twin Ports, Two Records

SHIPPING: Gains come amid global consolidation trend

The maritime shipping industry has seen a rising wave of consolidation.

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Metal Finishing Company to Stop Operations Emitting Toxic Compound

Anaplex Corp. in the city of Paramount has been ordered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to temporarily curtail all operations and processes emitting toxic hexavalent chromium.

Moss Adams’ Innovator Award Back in Fashion

Elie Madi tapped for honors at Petersen Automotive Museum

Moss Adams brings back Fashion Innovator Award after two-year hiatus.

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Cadiz Promises $5M in Mojave

UTILITIES: Funds for water systems would come from project’s revenue

Cadiz Inc. donates $5 million toward improving water quality.


Apparel manufacturers invest in digital wholesale site

Apparel manufacturer Fashion Domino finding roadmap to e-commerce retailers.

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Truckers, Warehouse Workers on Strike at Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Truck drivers and warehouse workers launched a three-day strike on Oct. 1 at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles claiming unpaid back wages from logistics companies.

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Judge Rejects Appeal of Approval of Refinery Expansion Project

A local judge has rejected an appeal of the environmental approval for the $460 million refinery merger and expansion project proposed by the former Tesoro Corp.

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Preview: One-Person Car Dealer

Jerry Kroll has a simple if daunting mission for his Canadian electric vehicle company – to close the last gas station.

Clorox Backs Homeless Effort

NONPROFITS: Lincoln Heights-based Dolan pairs up with shower service

Dolan Group secures funds for laundry truck.

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BH Firm Takes $10M Bite of Jerky

FINANCE: Monogram Capital’s third investment

Private equity firm Monogram Capital feeds appetite for jerky with another investment.

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Local Energy Firm Executive Forms Project Financing Company

The chief executive of Arensis Corp., a downtown provider of micro waste-to-energy systems, has formed a separate project financing company that will use blockchain and smart-meter technology to better target potential customers, Arensis announced Sept. 25.

$870 Million Approved to Expand On-Dock Rail Facility at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners approved an $870 million budget for an on-dock rail facility that plans to largely shift cargo movement from trucks to trains.

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Artisanal’s Heady Brew Leads to Fast Growth

Tony Yanow’s Golden Road follow-up set to open 13th location, more to come

Artisanal Brewers Collective expands footprint in L.A.

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Rubber Compound Manufacturer Kirkhill Acquired for $49M

Downey-based Kirkhill Manufacturing Co., makers of rubber compounds used by the aerospace, medical and automotive industries has been acquired by Swedish competitor, Hexpol, for $49 million.