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Top Growers

For companies focused on expansion, it’s time to re-examine the business model.

This year’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list reveals the diversity of the San Fernando Valley region’s economy.

US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Avantus’ Buying Spree Fixes on Fastener Firms

Aviation company makes three strategic acquisitions.

Avantus Aerospace in Santa Clarita assembling a fastener division to compete against rivals.

Disney Beats Expectations With $710 Million Loss

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Quarterly Revenue Eludes Netsol, Tix Corp.

Netsol Technologies Inc. fell short of revenue projections, while Tix Corp. reported zero revenue for the quarter.

Disney to Cut 300 Jobs at ESPN, Other Divisions

Disney is cutting about 500 jobs from its sports network ESPN as cost pressures from the coronavirus outbreak accelerate the company’s move into streaming.

Freight Right Global Logistics Inc.

Freight Right Global Logistics Inc.

Freight Right Global Logistics Inc.’s business model brings technology to the commercial transportation sector.

Valley Companies Benefit From Vaccine Rally on Wall Street

The stock market hit record highs Monday due to pharmaceutical companies reporting a breakthrough in a coronavirus vaccine.

Collaborative Seeks to Assists Ventura County Manufacturers

The Economic Development Collaborative in Ventura County has partnered with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting to provide services to manufacturers.

Warner Center Designated Transportation Innovation Zone

Warner Center has been designed as the first Transportation Technology Innovation Zone in Los Angeles.

Market Scan, GM to Better Car Buying

Camarillo firm to work on ‘Shop. Click. Drive’ platform.

Market Scan Information Systems Inc. announced this month it would integrate its software with General Motors Co.’s “Shop. Click. Drive” digital retailing platform.

High Demand Means Buy Time at Public Storage

REAL ESTATE: Analysts cheer REIT’s report of property acquisitions in quarter.

Executives with Public Storage discussed acquisitions with research analysts during their conference call on third-quarter earnings.

Sector Deals With COVID Ups, Downs

Banker sees busy time for plastics, food, beverages.

As a senior vice president at Bank of America for an area that includes the San Fernando Valley, Redonna Carpenter-Woods keeps a close eye on manufacturing companies.

PS Business Parks Finds Tenants ‘Doing Fine’

REAL ESTATE: Big lease improves industrial REIT’s third quarter.

PS Business Parks recruits a major tenant to improve third quarter earnings.

Pandemic Effects Boost Private Company Sales

LIST: From data storage to online sales, entrepreneurs adapt to the times.

Among companies on the Business Journal’s list of Private Companies with the biggest increases in revenue was Lamps Plus Inc. The Chatsworth retailer of lamps, lighting fixtures and home furnishings saw its revenue rise by 166 percent in 2019 to put it at No. 13 on the list. The previous year, the company had been No. 24 with $150 million in revenue for 2018, a Business Journal estimate.

Valley Festival Takes Viewers to the Drive-In

Three-weekend event will debut comedy ‘Take Me to Tarzana’ and 21 other projects filmed in the region.

The Valley Film Festival wants to take you for a drive.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquired for $4.4 Billion

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

Executives Promoted at PennyMac Financial

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. has announced two promotions within its executive ranks, effective Jan. 1.

Video on Buildings

MARKETING: Projected images tell brand stories for clients of Paintscaping.

Woodland Hills firm PaintScaping goes from rocks to rockets with its 3D projection technology.

Eta Compute Series C Gets $12.5 Million

Investment features artificial intelligence marketing deal.

Eta Compute Inc. announced last month it had raised $12.5 million in a Series C round of funding.