Spokane Journal of Business

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SESCO buys electrical unit of Pullman concern

Spokane Electrical Services Co., the Spokane-based parent of Rods Electric, Power City Electric, and PowerCom, has acquired the electrical contracting division of Champion Electric & Lighting, of Pullman, a 13-year-old electrical contractor and a...

Retail-office building being eyed downtown

Spokane commercial and industrial real estate specialists Paul Hawkins, Dick Edwards, and Pete Thompson are seeking prospective tenant-partners for a multistory, retail-office building theyd like to develop downtown.The building would be a...

Re-creating Mardi Gras, more

Welcome to Holidays on Bourbon Street, said a sign affixed to a large, black triangular entryway that led party goers into the Ag Trade Center downtown. Inside, guests were greeted by purple, green, and gold balloons hanging from the a with...

Agrium to close office here

Agrium Inc., a Calgary, Alberta-based fertilizer producer, plans to close its Spokane wholesale office Sept. 30, cutting about 35 jobs here, says Jim Pendergast, Agriums director of investor relations.The closure is part of a corporate to a of...

Legion Building plan crumbles

Total Concepts Real Estate Investments LLC, of Spokane, which bought and had hoped to restore the mostly vacant American Legion Building, a downtown landmark at 108 N. Washington, has deeded the 98-year-old structure back to its former owner, & the...

Avista unit grows like wildfire

Avista Advantage Inc., a Spokane Internet-based billing and information management company, expects to hire at least 30 more people, to more than double the number of customer locations it currently serves, and to land its first customer for a it a...

Pullman chip maker cuts work force in half

Advanced Hardware Architectures Inc., a Pullman, Wash., company that designs and markets specialized computer chips, has laid off half of its 80 employees. The late-July cutbacks affected all of the companys departments.Asian flu came...

Big project proposed on U.S. 95, near Athol

Sherman Enterprises, of Hayden, Idaho, says it hopes to build a nine-acre shopping center as part of a 32-acre development it plans at the southeast corner of U.S. 95 and state Route 54, at Athol, Idaho, as early as next year.Developer of...

Alloy Trailers seeks court approval of sale

Financially struggling Alloy Trailers Inc., of Spokane, is seeking U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval here to sell its assets to California-based Alliance LLC for between about $2.2 million and $2.8 million.A hearing on the matter is scheduled...

Itronix names new top exec

Itronix Corp., of Spokane, has named a new chief executive officer to succeed Steve Gevurtz, who stepped down earlier this year.The new CEO, David C. Dayton, a 28-year veteran of the electronics industry, joined 6-year-old Itronix late one...

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