Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Monrovia manufacturing and business-services companies have hit the headlines in recent weeks. Among our local newsmakers include:

AeroVironment, the creator of the drone used in combat, continues to collect contracts. The most recent one was a $5.5 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps. Read more.

Staar Surgical celebrated its 300,000th implant of its Visian ICL implants, used as an alternative to LASIK. Read more.

Environmental consultants MWH America became one of the first labs in the nation to meet the strict water testing requirements called UCMR3, enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

Miyachi Unitek, which creates systems and equipment for laser welding and cutting, unveiled a phone app for resistance spot welding help. Read more.

Green Dot, a company that provides prepaid Visa and MasterCards, acquired Bay Area-based Loopt for $43 million. Read more.