Spokane Journal of Business

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Waste Management to consolidate here

Waste Management of Spokane plans to move its administrative offices from Mead to a building in the Spokane Valley in the wake of an acquisition by its parent company of the assets of Western Refuse Co., of Airway Heights.Waste Management will a...

Calkins plans to close boat-trailer operation

Calkins Manufacturing Co., the longtime Spokane maker of boat trailers, plans to close its doors Dec. 31 and transfer the companys assets to its parent, Calkins Fluid Power Inc., also of Spokane.Jim Calkins, president of both companies, says a...

The truth about lie detecting

If Ted Pulver walks into your office with his leisurely smile and chummy handshake, someone has hired him to be there, and someone may have broken the law.It could be you. It could be a colleague. Whoever it is, Pulver is there to find out what...

Rahco lands big contract, sees revival

Getting the boost it needed to emerge from a two-year business lull, longtime Spokane industrial manufacturer Rahco International Inc. has landed a roughly $20 million contract to design and construct two massive conveyor and stacking systems for a...

PAML extends regional reach

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories Inc. (PAML), of Spokane, quietly has evolved into a 900-employee regional medical laboratory with annual sales in the $50 million range.Those figures make PAML the largest privately held laboratory in on...

Zak Designs plans expansion

Zak Designs Inc., of Airway Heights, plans to expand its facility here next year by 50,000 square feet, to crest $100 million in annual sales by the following year, and to make exports a bigger part of its business.Zak Designs, which designs and...

Mount Spokane schusses toward community goals

After one year at the helm of Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, Kirk Duncan is confident that the year-old ski hill operation he heads is on track.Hired in September 1997 by Mount Spokane 2000, the nonprofit organization that won the rights to...

Gonzaga Prep campaign to help fund big projects

Gonzaga Preparatory School, a private Spokane high school, has developed a list of construction projects it would like to launch in coming years, and has embarked on a fund-raising campaign to help pay for those projects as well as boost the says a...

North-south freeway job could get started in 2001

Construction of the long-proposed north-south freeway project here could begin within the next three years, provided that several million dollars are allocated to the project by the state Legislature and the federal government. Preliminary and a...

Doctors air discontent over failed negotiations

Eight Spokane physicians have issued a public statement expressing their disappointment that a doctors group here called Spokane Oncology/Hematology Associates and Spokanes major hospitals failed to reach an agreement on the possible of an is a...

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