Shwanika Narayan

Reporter (Manufacturing and Trade)

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Hollywood Bed Building Bigger Facility to Handle Major Retail Orders

Chain Reaction

Wal-Mart’s made-in-USA program has helped bolster sales of frame maker Hollywood Bed.

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Former facility of American Apparel set for AST Sportswear operation.

CLOTHING: Property Gets Dye Jobs

AST Sportswear will fold its dyeing operations into a former American Apparel property.

AST Sportswear Takes Over Former American Apparel Manufacturing Site

With the lease officially signed in the fourth quarter of 2016, Brea-based AST Sportswear Inc. has finally moved into the former American Apparel facility in Hawthorne.

Tight office market has power supply maker mulling options

Pulling Plug?

Santa Monica’s energized office market is squeezing power supply maker Pioneer Magnetics.

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Port of Long Beach to Name Mario Cordero Executive Director

Mario Cordero is set to become the Port of Long Beach’s new executive director after a Board of Harbor Commissioners vote scheduled for Friday.

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March Cargo Volumes Surge at San Pedro’s Twin Ports

The twin ports of Long Beach and of Los Angeles saw increased cargo traffic in March. The Port of Long Beach saw a 20 percent increase in its cargo numbers compared to a year ago and posted its best quarter since 2007. The Los Angeles port saw a whopping 29 percent jump in incoming cargo containers compared to the year earlier.

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Pritzker Group’s ProAmPac Acquires Trinity Packaging Corporation

Pritzker Group Private Capital’s recently acquired ProAmPac on Monday folded in a competitor in the packaging manufacturing industry, marking the first deal of the year for the West L.A. private equity firm.

Clean Air Plans Cast Cloud Over Business at Ports

REGULATION: Imposition of ‘facility caps’ could spur companies to leave state.

Cargo handlers fear being boxed out by a state proposal to curb pollution at facilities.

Alliances Slow On Scheduling

SHIPPING: Port businesses wait as partners come together.

New alliances among cargo lines have left some port businesses high and dry on scheduling.

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Clean Air Plans Cast Cloud Over Business at Ports

SHIPPING: Zero-emission timeline relies on existence of undiscovered technology.

Terminal operators say a proposal for zero-emission equipment by 2030 doesn’t add up.

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