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NASA Orders Engines for Antelope Valley Experimental Aircraft

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center has awarded a $16 million contract to purchase up to three engines from General Electric Co. for use on the space agency’s experimental airplane now in development.

Capstone Rallies 44 Percent on Upgrade

An upgrade from Oppenheimer has pushed the stock of Capstone Turbine Corp. to its highest price in nearly a year.

Source Photonics Opens China Factory

Source Photonics has opened a new facility in Jintan, China for manufacturing Indium Phosphide lasers and related components.

Dole to Close Another Berry Operation

Dole Food Co. Inc. in Westlake Village has announced another mass layoff relating to strawberries as the company continues to back out of its California berry operations.

Northrop Acquisition Expands Valley Footprint

Northrop Grumman Corp. will acquire Orbital ATK Inc. in a deal valued at $9.2 billion. With the transaction the Falls Church, Va. aerospace and defense contractor will add an additional San Fernando Valley region location to its portfolio.

Wesco Hires New CFO

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. has named Kerry Shiba as its new chief financial officer effective Monday, the company announced.

Preview: Dole's Cash Deals

Dole Food Co. cuts berry operations and swaps properties to help reduce debt.

Limoneira Reports Lower Profits, Higher Revenue

Limoneira Co. announced lower third-quarter profits Monday which nonetheless met analyst expectations and sent the stock up more than 6 percent.

Limoneira Signs Collegiate Tennis Marketing Sponsorship

Limoneira Co. has formed marketing partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association to sponsor the organization’s upcoming community service month, the Santa Paula citrus grower announced Tuesday.

Van Nuys Manufacturer to Cut 155 Jobs

Clover Imaging Group will eliminate 155 positions from its Van Nuys location as it consolidates its production and packaging operations closer to its manufacturing centers.

Dole Plans to Move Farming Out of Southern California

Dole Food Co. Inc. in Westlake Village will shrink its Oxnard berry operations as part of a plan to move its farming operations out of Southern California, the company said in a recent letter to the state.

Monster Digital Shares Soar After Prospectus Filing

Monster Digital Inc. filed a preliminary proxy statement on Friday for its planned merger with a North Carolina biopharmaceutical company, sending the price of shares up more than 60 percent.

JPL Launches ‘Eyes on the Eclipse’ App

Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada-Flintridge has developed an app so people can preview Monday’s solar eclipse, the aerospace research and development facility announced Thursday.

Preview: Manufacturing 661

The cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale and Lancaster have made manufacturing a mainstay of their economies

Burbank Aerospce Manufacturer Acquired by Private Equity Firm

A private equity firm has acquired a Burbank aerospace parts supplier.