AEROSPACE: Competition launched private-sector push.
X Prize Foundation contest asks participants to get rolling on a robotic moon rover.
MANUFACTURING: Sector proves fertile in L.A. County.
Despite the sector’s struggles, deals are being put together for small companies.
Protein bars maker Quest Nutrition has filed a WARN notice signaling it plans to close two L.A. manufacturing facilities and lay off 524 employees.
Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc. announced Wednesday that its security division was awarded a $21 million order from U.S. Customs and Border Protection as part of an ongoing inspection technology contract.
MANUFACTURING: Buyer of BakeMark thinks national.
BakeMark USA’s baking products prove a hot acquisition target.
METALS: A-Mark looks to diversify with Goldline deal.
A-Mark looks to mine new customers and markets with its acquisition of Goldline.
Santa Monica-based Taste of Nature Inc. announced a new licensing partnership with Famous Brands International, the parent company of Mrs. Fields cookies.
The Port of Long Beach reduced its air pollution levels in 2016 by a record amount as it moves toward a goal of zero emissions, according to a study released this week.
SHIPPING: Program aims to consolidate cargo data online.
Port of Los Angeles moves to extend and expand a program to centralize cargo data online.
MANUFACTURING: Kids at center of Mattel push.
Mattel looks to deal for Chinese educational centers as a means to boost child’s play.
Vernon-based electric vehicle battery pack maker Romeo Power has closed a $30 million seed financing round, the company said Thursday.
New electric-vehicle maker Chanje looks to hit the roads with a focus on last-mile goods delivery.
New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.
New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..
Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.
The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.
El Segundo-based meal kit delivery service Chef’d has raised $25 million from Smithfield, Va., pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., the investor announced Monday.