LA MANUFACTURING

Pier Pressure

Ports’ clean air plan and companies’ independent-contractor model drive up costs for truckers.

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Departures Launch Aerospace Industry Up List

MANUFACTURING: Loss of American Apparel, Toyota cuts employment numbers.

Aerospace companies rise to the top of the employers list after two other businesses depart.

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Terminal Consolidation Could Bring Sea Change

PORTS: Shipping line mergers are changing cargo movement locally, abroad.

Shipping line mergers are having ripple effects at L.A.’s twin ports.

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New Members Join Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission

The Long Beach Harbor Commission is getting two new members: former Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and former City Councilman Frank Colonna.

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Private Equity Fund First Beverage Ventures Raises $64 Million

Century City’s beverage advisor firm First Beverage Group has raised $64 million through its venture fund, according to a document filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Replacement Meal Maker Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

FOOD: Rosa to sell formerly online-only Soylent in stores to prep for national rollout.

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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$3 Million Grant to Fund Training for Laid Off American Apparel Workers

Around 600 former American Apparel workers who were laid off this year will receive new job skills training thanks to a $3 million California Employment Development Department award announced Thursday.

Maersk Reopens Port of L.A. Terminal After Cyberattack

A.P. Moller-Maersk reopened its Port of Los Angeles terminal Friday as the shipping giant restored many of its operations worldwide following a Tuesday cyberattack.

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Blue & Gold Suits Up With Apparel Firm’s Green

UCLA Athletics’ 15-year, $280 million apparel deal with Under Armour Inc. of Baltimore went into effect on July 1.

Maersk Halts Operations at Port of Los Angeles After Cyberattack

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk shut down its operations at the Port of Los Angeles’ largest terminal Tuesday morning after a cyberattack hobbled its computer systems worldwide.

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PermaCity Completes World’s Largest Solar Rooftop Project

L.A. solar developer PermaCity Inc. has completed the world’s most powerful solar rooftop generating project in San Pedro, company and L.A. city officials announced Monday while touring the facility.

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Port Truckers Strike Winds Down with Little Cargo Impact

This week’s strike by close to 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports was expected to end Friday with little effect on cargo movement, port officials said.

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Snack Puffs Up

Hippeas has new investors in the chickpea bag including Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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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.

New Chief Sets Sail at Port

Mario Cordero aims to buoy Long Beach port’s growth efforts

Newly 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.

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