California Business Casualties

 
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2010
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Grew elsewhereAbraxis HealthN/ALos AngelesBiotechnology Company
Expand elsewhereAmonix Inc.280Seal Beachmanufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems
Moved jobs elsewhereAPL300OaklandShipping & logistics
Grew elsewhereAQT Solar1000Sunnyvale
MovedBanker's ToolboxN/ANorth HollywoodProduces financial industry software and wire processing
Expand elsewhereBazz Houston Co.35Garden GroveMetal stamping company
Plan to relocate headquartersBeckman CoulterN/APalo AltoBiomedical test equipment manufacturer
ClosedBiogen Idec327San DiegoBiotechnology products
Moved headquartersBMC SelectN/ASan FranciscoBuilding materials distributor
Expand elsewhereCannon Power GroupN/ADel MarDevelops, constructs, operates, and maintains utility-scale wind and solar energy projects
Expand elsewhereCB Richard Ellis60Newport BeachCommercial firm
Grew elsewhereCereplast Inc.N/AEl SegundoProduces bio-plastic resins
Closing facilityCoca-Cola North America50Mount ShastaWater bottling plant
Grew elsewhereCODAN/ASanta MonicaElectric car and battery company
Moved headquartersConsolidated Electrical Distributors120Los AngelesElectrical equipment firm
Expand elsewhereCorinthian Colleges 600Santa AnaPost-secondary education
Considering moveCreators SyndicateN/ALos AngelesIndependent syndicate
Grew elsewhereDigital Domain500VeniceVisual Effects
MovedDimensional Fund AdvisorsN/ASanta MonicaFund advisors
LayoffsDitech269Costa MesaMortgage company
Moved headquartersDot Hill Systems Corp.N/ACarlsbadDevelops network storage products
Expand elsewhereEdwards Lifesciences1IrvineSells medical technologies
Moved headquarterseEye Digital15IrvineDigital security
Expand elsewhereFacebook200Palo AltoSocial networking website
Expand elsewhereFirst American Corp.400Santa AnaInsurance company
Moved jobs elsewhereFormFactor Inc300LivermoreSystem-on-a-chip (SOC)
MovedGenentechN/ASan FranciscoPharmaceuticals
Considering moveGlobalstar, Inc.150MilpitasProvides commercial and consumer mobile satellite voice and data services
LayoffsHarman International Industries, Inc.72NorthridgeElectronic Parts and Equipment,
MovedHayden Automotive73CoronaAuto-parts maker
Moved jobs elsewhereHino Motors Manufacturing USA Inc. N/ALong BeachManufactures trucks
Closing facilityHormel Foods Corp.150TurlockManufactures food products
MovedImperial-Newton Inc.N/AHuntington BeachManufacturer of wrenches
Moved jobs elsewhereInsulTech LLC100Santa AnaThermal and Acoustic Insulation
Grew elsewhereIntel1Folsom / Santa Clarachip maker
Expand elsewhereKaiser Aluminum Corp.N/AFoothill RanchProduce fabricated aluminum
Moved jobs elsewhereKulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.56Irvine Manufacture of semiconductor assembly equipment
MovedKyjen Company21Huntington BeachMaker of toys and other products for dogs
Closing facilityLand O' Lakes 80Tulare Produces cheese
Expand elsewhereLegalZoom.com Inc1Los AngelesOnline legal services
Moved jobs elsewhereLennox Hearth Products Inc. 71Orange CountyHearth products
Closing facilityLife Technologies Corp.150CamarilloBiotechnology tools company
Considering moveMalibu BoatsN/AMerced Boat manufacturer
MovedMaxwell AmericaN/ASanta AnaBoating equipment maker
Expand elsewhereMcAfee, Inc.N/ASanta ClaraMakers of computer security softwares
Considering moveMiaSoléN/ASilicon ValleyManufactures copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels.
MovedMotorVac TechnologiesN/ASanta AnaManufactures diagnostic equipment
Expand elsewhereNetwork Appliance646SunnyvaleDevelops software for data
Expand elsewhereNewport Partners LLCN/AIrvineDevelops and finances properties with tax credits
Moved headquartersNorthrop Grumman300Los AngelesManufactures products for aerospace
Closing facilityNovellus Inc.N/ASan JoseSupplier of chemicals for manufacturing of semiconductors
Plan to relocate headquartersPixel Magic40Toluca LakeDigital effects for motion pictures
MovedPixel2Canvas N/ALake ForestPhotography, design and printing businesses
Expand elsewherePower-One350Camarillorenewable energy and equipment manufacturer
MovedPrecor Inc.70ValenciaManufactures fitness machines
Moved headquartersPremier Inc.300San DiegoHealthcare alliance company
Moved headquartersRace Track Chaplaincy of America N/AInglewoodNon-profit organization
MovedRedbarn Pet Products200Long BeachPet products
Plan to relocate headquartersSAICN/ASan DiegoScientific, engineering, and technology applications company
Moved jobs elsewhereSmart Business Advisory & Consulting 50 Emeryville officeAccounting and business consulting
Expand elsewhereSolaicx Inc.N/ASanta ClaraMaker of parts for solar panels
Closing facilitySolyndra40San FranciscoManufacturers solar panels
Grew elsewhereStion Solar 1000San Josehigh-efficiency thin-film solar panels
Plan to relocate headquartersStructured Solutions Inc.200PasadenaLoan-management company,
MovedTASQ Technology350RocklinProviders of point-of-sale (POS) equipment and services
Closed facilityToyota Motor Corp.4FremontCar manufacturer
Plan to relocate headquartersTriZetto Group Inc.N/ANewport BeachMakes software to help administrators manage billing and other services
Moved headquartersTrue Games Interactive Inc.50IrvineVideo game company
Considering moveU.S. Olympic CommitteeN/AIrvineOlympic International Relations office
Closed facilityUnilever PLC61IndustryManufactures consumer products
Considering closeUS Airways1Orange CountyJWA maintenance station
Grew elsewhereVinPerfectN/ADavisStartup company
Expand elsewhereVizio100IrvineMaker of flat-panel HDTVs
Expand elsewhereWestern Digital Corp.N/ALake ForestManufactures disk drive
Closing facilityWilliam Bolthouse Farms Inc.214Buttonwillow Produces bottled juices and salad dressings
Considering moveWorkforce Management N/AIrvineMagazine with a human resources focus
Expand elsewhereZyngaN/ASan FranciscoMakers of social games

2009
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Expand elsewhereAgilent TechnologiesN/ASanta ClaraLife science
MovedApria Healthcare Group200Lake Forest Health care group
MovedBar-StoN/ATwentynine PalmsGun-barrel manufacturer
Moved headquartersBarefoot MotorsN/APetalumaManufacturer of all-electric, all terrain vehicles
Moved headquartersCallTower, Inc.N/ASan Francisco Provides unified communications solutions for voice and data
Closed facilityCalPortland Cement100ColtonCement plant
Moved jobs elsewhereCessna Aircraft Co30Long BeachManufacturer of light and midsize business jets
Moved headquartersDaVita Inc.N/AEl SegundoProvider of kidney care
Closed facilityDeutsch Industrial Products Division25BanningManufacture circuits
Moved headquartersEMRISE Corp. N/ARancho CucamongaManufacturer of defense and aerospace electronic devices
Moved jobs elsewhereFoxconn Electronics50FullertonManufactures motherboards
Closed facilityGregg Industries230El MonteManufactures parts for industrial and automotive industries
Moved jobs elsewhereHawker Beechcraft Services N/AVan NuysManufactures business aircraft
MovedHelix Wind Inc.N/ASan DiegoGreen energy company
Closed facilityIntel Corp.N/ASanta ClaraSilicon technology
Expand elsewhereIntuit, Inc.N/AMountain View,Develops softwares
Closed facilityJ.C. Penney260Carmichael Call center
Closed facilityKlaussner Home Furnishings 84La MiradaManufactures furnitures
Expand elsewhereLinkIt Software Corp.N/ASanta ClaritaDevelops software
MovedMariah PowerN/ALodiManufacturer of small wind turbines
MovedMedtronic1Northridgeiabetes therapy management and education center
MovedModern Living8Grass ValleySpecializes in children's high-end furniture
ClosedPandemic Studios200Los AngelesGame developer
Closed facilityRockwell Collins600San JoseAviation electronic solutions
Moved headquartersScale ComputingN/ASan MateoData-storage developer and manufacturer
Closed facilitySchott Solar Inc.5RosevilleSolar power firm
Moved jobs elsewhereSolarWorld Industries AmericaN/ACamarilloProvider of solar technology
MovedSpecial Devices Inc.250MoorparkProvider for precision engineered energetic devices
Moved headquartersStarKist's35San FranciscoSeafood products
Moved headquartersStasis Engineering12SonomaManufactures and resells equipment that enhances the performance of luxury cars
Moved headquartersTelmar Network Technology Inc. N/AIrvineSupplier of new and refurbished telecom equipmen
Expand elsewhereTerremark WorldwideN/ASanta ClaraProvider of IT infrastructure services
Closed facilityTerumo Cardiovascular Systems65TustinDevelop, manufacture and distribute medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery
Closed facilityTTM Technologies, Inc.84Hayward Printed Circuit boards
Closed facilityUSAA Insurance 625SacramentoAuto insurance
Expand elsewhereYesVideo, Inc.N/ASanta ClaraDigital media company

2008
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
LayoffsAlza Corp.600Mountain ViewPharmaceutical and medical systems company
Moved headquartersBraxton TechnologiesN/APleasantonManufactures parts for aerospace vehicles
Moved headquartersComputer Sciences CorporationN/AEl Segundo Provides technology-enabled solutions to businesses
Moved jobs elsewhereDuPont Fabros TechnologyN/ASanta Clara Developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers.
Moved jobs elsewhereDynamic Cooking SystemsN/AHuntington Beach Cooking equipment for the commercial food industry.
Moved headquartersHCL America Inc.N/ASunnyvaleGlobal IT services company
Closed facilityHershey Co.600OakdaleProduces chocolate
Moved jobs elsewhereNumira BiosciencesN/AIrvineResearch company specializing in high-resolution imaging and analysis of small animal specimens
Expand elsewherePayPal N/ASan JoseOnline payment service
MovedRacing Optics Inc. N/ASan Clemente Manufacturer of laminated tearoffs
MovedRacing Optics Inc. N/ASan Clemente Manufacturer of laminated tearoffs
Closed facilitySeagate Technology,N/AMilpitasCreates digital storage devices

2007
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Expand elsewhereAlorica, Inc.N/AChinoCustomer service management firm
LayoffsAlza Corp.600Mountain ViewPharmaceutical and medical systems company
LayoffsAlza Corp.600Mountain ViewPharmaceutical and medical systems company
MovedAmerican AVK57FresnoProducer of fire hydrants and other water-related products
Moved jobs elsewhereBlizzard EntertainmentN/AIrvineProduces game softwares
MovedCommerce Overseas Corp.N/ATustinAerospace supplier
Grew elsewhereHino Motor Manufacturing USAN/AOntarioAutomotive parts supplier
Closed facilityKing Kelly Marmalade20CerritosMade food products
Expand elsewhereLinkedInN/AMountain ViewOnline media company
Expand elsewhereShutterflyN/ARedwood CityInternet-based publishing service

2006
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Closed facilityAkzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.56BreaManufacturer paint, coatings, chemical and healthcare products
LayoffsCon Agra230FresnoConAgra Foods Inc. announced it will lay off about 230 workers at its tomato processing plant next month as it scales back operations.
ClosedDe Francesco & Sons, Inc.187FirebaughProduced dehydrated onion and garlic
Plans to closeFormica Corp318RocklinLaminate for countertops
Closed facilityIris USA Inc.70StocktonProduces plastic-products
ClosedMcCormick400SalinasSpice maker
LayoffsNestle Waters North America, Inc55Brea50
LayoffsSiemens177ConcordMedicine
Closed facilityTitan Plastics Group80BreaPlastic Injection Molder

2005
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Moved jobs elsewhereAgilent300Santa RosaHigh tech manufacturing
ClosedAtlantic Envelope70HaywardEnvelope manufacturer
MovedBuckaroo48OxnardMagazine publisher
ClosedClark Foam120Laguna NiguelFoam blanks for surfboards
ClosedDelphi300AnaheimAutomotive Battery
Plans to closeElectra Gear50Anaheim
Moved jobs elsewhereKelp Company135San DiegoKelp harvesting facility
Moved jobs elsewhereKyocera Corp450San DiegoTelecommunications Equipment
Plans to closeNational Vitamin Company130PortervilleVitamin's
Grew elsewherePrescription Solutions 850Costa MesaPrescription Drug Distribution
Plans to closeReady Pac Produce Inc110IrwindaleProduce packing company
Grew elsewhereRita Medical Systems N/AMountain ViewCatheters and radiofrequency ablation products
Moved jobs elsewhereSolectron244LincolnComputer repair and warranty service

2004
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
Considering move Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.N/APittsburg guided-motion components
Moved jobs elsewhere Tandus Group150Santa AnaCarpet manufacturer
Plans to closeAqua Measure Instrument Company20La VerneCompany manufacturers handheld sensors that measure moisture in materials including food, chemicals, wood and gypsum wallboard
LayoffsConexant Systems300Newport BeachChip designer
Moved jobs elsewhereDayStar Technologies Inc.N/AGrass Valley7-year-old pioneer in solar power generation technologies
Plans to closeEarthlink1300RosevilleCall centers
Moved jobs elsewhereElectronic Data Systems Corp82Rancho CordovaInformation Tech Services
Moved jobs elsewhereGRC80ChatsworthLaser Printer Cartridge remanufacturer
Plans to closeMedtronic100SonomaMedical manufacturing
Closed facilityNabisco235BreaFood
Plans to closeNewell Security 100Yorba LindaSecurity Installment
Plans to closeOregon Steel Mill230NapaSteel Manufacturer
Moved jobs elsewhereRobinsons-May364HollywoodTelecom
MovedStrickly Wholesale SignsN/AVan NuysSign Manufacturer
LayoffsSun Microsystems200Newark
Plans to closeThe Vendo Company325FresnoVending Machines
Considering moveVanTech Engineering Inc.30VisaliaBright , flame retardant clothing under the SafetyLine

2003
Status - Click for detailsCompanyJobs affectedCityBusiness description
LayoffsAgilent Technologies1500Sonoma
LayoffsAir FiberN/ASan Diego
ClosedAmerican Tool & EngineeringN/ASan Diego
MovedApollo Dental ProductsN/AFresnoManufacturers dental products
Hiring freezeARRC TechnologyN/ABakersfieldPhone systems
LayoffsB & T Industries80MercedCabinets and doors for mobile homes
LayoffsBest Washington Uniform SupplyN/ALong BeachUniform manufacturer
Considering layoffsBiomed Corp50Concord
MovedBomatic Inc.100OntarioBottle manufacturer
LayoffsBuenaventura Medical GroupN/AVenturaMedical Group
Considering moveCamellia City ServicesN/ASacramentoLandscaping & Construction
Considering closeCenters for Elders IndependenceN/ASan JoseManaged care for eldery
Considering closeCeradyneN/ACosta MesaCeramics
MovedCoast Converters160Los AngelesPlastic manufacturer
Hiring freezeCountrywide Home LoansN/ASouthern CaliforniaLoans/Mortgages
Closed facilityDenso WirelessN/ACarlsbadCentral Air & Heating
Cut benefitsDillon Lucas Commerical Interiors, IncN/ATracyInterior Design
Plans to closeDreyer's Grand Ice Cream221Union CityMakes packaged and bulk ice cream and frozen desserts
ClosedEscon ToolN/AEscondidoEquipment manufacturer
Plans to closeFidelity National FinancialN/AIrvineTitle Insurer
Considering moveFurniture by ThurstonN/AG. ValleyFurniture Manufacturing
MovedGE Nuclear100San Josetechnology-based products that help owners of Boiling Water Reactor nuclear power plants safely operate their plants
ClosedGravltonN/ASan Diego
MovedHewlett Packard500RosevilleComputers
Closed facilityI-BusN/ASan Diego
MovedIsmocaN/ACarlsbad
MovedLambda/QualidyneN/AChula Vista
Hiring freezeLawson Roofing CompanyN/ASan FranciscoRoofing/Construction
MovedLinncoN/ASanteo
Considering closeMacMurray PacificN/ASan FranciscoWholesale hardware supply
ClosedMaster MachineN/ASan Diego
LayoffsMeadwestvaco21San Francisco
Hiring freezeMidwest LandscapingN/ALong BeachLandscaping
LayoffsMount Vernon Mills240El Dorado
ClosedOwens Saint Louis170Hayward
ClosedPacific ServicesN/ASan Diego
MovedPatmont Motor WerksN/ALivermoreManufactures motor scooters
ClosedPlexus (formely Qtron)N/APoway
MovedPower OneN/ASan Diego
Plans to closePowerwareN/ASan Diego
ClosedRabinN/ACarlsbad
ClosedRedlake MSDN/ASan Diego
Hiring freezeRubicon Children's CenterN/AFremontNon-Profit programs for at-risk children
ClosedSan Diego TransformerN/ANational City
Considering closeSBS TechnologiesN/ACarlsbad
MovedSeismic Tech 150Carsonearthquake-activated shut-off valves
Considering layoffsSheffield PlattersN/ASan DiegoElectroplating and metal finishing
LayoffsSierra Pacific12Rancho CordovaHeating & Air Conditioning
ClosedSierra Pine Company120El DoradoLumber
Hiring freezeSilver Star Automotive550GilroyCar dealer
ClosedSMTEKN/APoway
Considering closeSouth Coast Building Services100San DiegoJanitorial services
LayoffsTapestry IncN/ALos AngelesGarment manufacturer
ConvertedTarts & TrufflesN/ASacramentoBakery
Hiring freezeTaylor GuitarsN/ASan Diegoguitar manufacturer
Hiring freezeTel Tec Systems, IncN/ABakersfieldSecurity Systems
LayoffsThe Vendo Company N/AFresno
LayoffsThomas Burns Plastering, IncN/AYuba CityPlastering
Closed facilityToppan ElectronicsN/ASan Diego
ClosedWestern RadioN/ASan Diego
ClosedWoodsideB BiomedicalN/ACarlsbad