Spokane Journal of Business

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Billboard companies say poll gives them a defense

Spokanes biggest billboard company believes it has new ammunition it can use to plead its case at hearings scheduled by both the city of Spokane and Spokane County next month that could lead to the eventual elimination of most of the metro the on...

Dock builder looks beyond lake

HARRISON, IdahoHarrison Dock Builders business is spreading like the waves from a passing boats wake. True, about 60 percent of the 17-year-old companys revenue still comes from building custom docks for waterfront residences on Lake...

Rebound seen for Key Tronic

Analysts covering Spokane-based Key Tronic Corp. claim that the keyboard maker, with its new focus on contract design and manufacturing, appears to have executed a successful turnaround and should post increasingly positive earnings in its current...

Marsh taps Spokane as hub

Marsh Advantage America, a division of the insurance giant Marsh Inc., has put its West regional headquarterswith oversight responsibility for 11 states in Spokane and now plans to add as many as 75 people to its staff of about 100 here.The...

Dealing with ergonomics rule

Its either an expensive caprice that threatens the health of entire industries, or a progressive change that preserves the health of entire groups of workers.It is a new ergonomics rule adopted this spring by the Washington state of Labor...

Venture to compress straw into building blocks

Fresh Air Ag LLC, a Cheney company launched by a group of Spokane County grass-seed growers and other businessmen to find alternatives to field burning, plans to begin within six weeks compressing waste straw into densely packed bales that can be a...

F&M plans new branch on South Hill

Farmers & Merchants Bank, of Spokane, plans to open a branch inside the Albertsons Inc. store at Cedar Canyon Village at the southeast corner of 57th Avenue and Regal Street, says John Tombari, the banks chief operating officer.The bank to &...

Young coatings company moves headquarters here

Techni Force Coatings LLC, a Shoreline, Wash.-based developer of specialty paints, coatings, and finishes, is moving to Spokane, says Tim Brummett, the companys sales manager and co-owner.The company, which was formed nine months ago in that a...

WSU creates job here to boost biotech activity

Washington State University at Spokane has created a new position here thats expected to help researchersboth at Spokane-area colleges and in the health-care industry hereidentify new biomedical technologies and begin the long process of to 1...

Developer buys former Gung Ho

Payne Properties & Development, a company here owned by Al and Patricia Payne, has bought the former Gung Ho Restaurant building north of downtown Spokane and plans to remodel it for retail use.The building, which Payne Properties bought for and...

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