Industry: Manufacturing
April 10, 2017

Rancho Cordova’s role as a hub of the aerospace industry will soon end. Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. Monday said it will eliminate 1,100 of its 1,400 local jobs over the next two and a half years, and will shut down manufacturing operations. Aerojet Rocketdyne said plans to consolidate its California-based Sacramento and Vernon operations and Gainesville, Va., sites while centralizing and expanding its existing presence in Huntsville, Ala. with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

March 27, 2017

The company said Monday that it’s ending negotiations with the Bay Area city of Vallejo to buy land for an automobile assembly plant.

Feb. 27, 2017
Orders for long-lasting factory goods climbed last month due to purchases of military and civilian aircraft, overshadowing a weak start to 2017 for business investment in new equipment.

The latest new vehicle sales data from California New Car Dealers Association shows continued but slowing growth in Californians’ purchases of new cars and trucks.

Feb. 1, 2017
The company said it will tack on 750 jobs at the new headquarters. It was not immediately clear if the Glendale positions would be cut in the process. . . Nestle isn’t the first major company to uproot its L.A. headquarters in recent years. Jacobs Engineering Inc., Toyota Motor Corp.’s North America division, and coffee maker Farmer Bros. Co. all decamped to Texas.
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