Enevate, a startup in the lucrative battery development industry, has signed a lease in Irvine for a new headquarters six times the size of its current home, also in the city.
The company should have plenty of room after it moves by year’s end from 20,000 square feet at UCI Research Park. The new digs measure 125,000 square feet at 34 Parker Drive, enabling the company to grow its electric vehicle battery pre-production line and corporate offices.
“With Enevate’s expanding customer base, increased number of projects, and more employees we simply ran out of room at our current facility,” said Enevate CEO Robert A. Rango. “This is a major milestone for the company during a very exciting time in mobility as the world transitions to electric vehicles.”
Enevate has signed a lease for 125,000 square feet at 34 Parker Drive in Irvine, helping the company expand its electric vehicle battery pre-production line and corporate offices. (Courtesy of Enevate)
The privately held company has raised $192.6 million in seven funding rounds, according to Crunchbase. Investors most recently have included Fidelity Management and Research Co. and Infinite Potential Technologies.
Enevate said it will use the new HQ to increase its battery pre-production line, which also will serve as a demonstration facility for automakers and battery makers looking to make batteries in industrial-scale factories, including gigafactories.
The company expects to complete its move into the new facility before the end of this year.
New yoga studio opens in Surf City
Brandon Elderkin has opened Dawn Patrol Yoga, a surf-inspired yoga and group fitness gym, in Huntington Beach.
The studio offers a variety of classes including yoga for athletes, vinyasa flow, yoga for the 55-and-older crowd, and strength and conditioning.
Hours are 6:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Address: 9510 Hamilton Ave.
Burrel Lee Wilks III, vice-chairman and co-founder of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, is opening his own franchise of the boxing gym March 5 in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of Burrel Wilks III)
Boxing gym expands with Newport Beach franchise
Want to work out with former boxer Floyd Mayweather?
A gym concept called Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is opening March 5 in Newport Beach.
This particular gym was franchised by Burrel Lee Wilks III, vice-chairman and co-founder of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, who said he loved the concept so much he wanted to own his own studio.
The concept uses a projection system so that members can train “alongside” Mayweather, whose image is projected using smart-screen technology.
“I can’t say it enough, it’s all about the team that’s around you, and Burrel has played a pivotal role in the success of our brand,” said Mayweather in a statement.
Address: 21163 Newport Coast Drive
Indochino is partnering with Nordstrom, opening inside the luxury retailer’s stores at the Brea Mall and soon in Mission Viejo. (Courtesy of Nordstrom)
Indochino debuts at 2 Orange County Nordstrom stores
Men’s apparel company Indochino is partnering with Nordstrom, opening inside the luxury retailer’s stores at the Brea Mall and soon in Mission Viejo.
Nordstrom stylists have been trained by INDOCHINO to guide customers through myriad fabrics and customization options including lapels, buttons, lining and monogramming.
Garments are custom-made to a client’s measurements and shipped directly to their door in two to three weeks.
The affordable Exer Urgent Care is opening a clinic March 2 in Costa Mesa, its 27th in Southern California location and third in Orange County. (Courtesy of Exer Urgent Care)
Urgent care startup opens clinic in Costa Mesa
Exer Urgent Care is opening a clinic March 2 in Costa Mesa, its 27th in Southern California location and third in Orange County.
The urgent care concept based in Los Angeles touts affordable and high-quality medical care at a fraction of the cost of an ER. Its team is made up of ER-trained doctors and licensed medical personnel.
Address: 235 E. 17th St. in the 17th Street Promenade
Hours: Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nonprofit Alzheimer’s Orange County’s annual Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ returns to an in-person affair at Angel Stadium on Saturday, March 19. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Annual Alzheimer’s walk is March 19
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The walk is the nonprofit’s largest fundraising event, with money going toward helping residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.
AlzOC hopes to attract more than 5,000 walkers and runners and to raise over half a million dollars. There is a $30 registration fee for runners. While there is no cost for walkers, participants can give donations.
On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 2-mile walk and 3-mile run.
For more information, go to alzoc.org/walkrun.
Fundraiser launches to house the homeless
United to End Homelessness, an initiative by the Orange County United Way, has launched the “A Place to Call Home” fundraising campaign to help house 630 households by June 2022.
The nonprofit says it is facing a $4 million funding gap while it seeks to secure 630 rental units.
The campaign is looking for financial donations and rental unit referrals. Newport Beach-based Tarsadia Foundation has already given the effort a $1 million contribution.
WelcomeHomeOC is a partnership with the county, local housing authorities, Apartment Association of Orange County, California Apartment Association, individual property owners and the service provider community. Since its inception, the program has housed more than 570 people.
To learn more, go to bit.ly/35n3isx.
J.R. Galardi, 33, has been named CEO of Irvine-based Galardi Group, the parent company of Wienerschnitzel, Tastee Freez and Hamburger Stand. (Courtesy of Galardi Group)
New CEO for Galardi Group, parent of Wienerschnitzel
J.R. Galardi, 33, has been named chief executive officer of Irvine-based Galardi Group, the parent company of Wienerschnitzel, Tastee Freez and Hamburger Stand.
The title of CEO has been added to his current position as company president which he has held since 2017.
The company’s former CEO, Cindy Galardi Culpepper, remains executive chairman.
“I’m honored to continue my father’s legacy and have the opportunity to build upon the brand he created over 60 years ago in addition to the extended portfolio of concepts he believed in,” said Galardi, president & CEO of Galardi Group Inc.
Galardi wants to open Wienerschnitzel locations outside the U.S. before year’s end. He also is eyeing concepts such as virtual kitchens and alternative product licensing.
Leadership changes at Fuscoe Engineering
Irvine-based Fuscoe Engineering, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has announced some key executive changes.
John Olivier, a 30-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to CEO and president. He replaces Patrick Fuscoe, who remains executive chairman of the company he founded in 1992. Jill Littley is the civil engineering firm’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
Olivier, an Orange resident, is responsible for strategic planning to achieve the firm’s long-term goals. He oversees engineering, environmental and survey/mapping services, as well as marketing/client relations for all four Fuscoe office locations in Irvine, San Diego, Ontario and Los Angeles.
Littley’s primary responsibility is the daily operations of Fuscoe’s finance, accounting, human resources, information technology and administrative functions. Littley lives in Laguna Niguel.
Irvine resident Beth Krom, 63, has been appointed to the committee to review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance. (File photo: Orange County Register)
Irvine resident Beth Krom, 63, has been appointed to the committee to review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance. The owner of Beth Krom Creative, she served as an Irvine city council member from 2000 to 2016, including as Irvine’s directly-elected mayor from 2004 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Krom is a Democrat.
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