Spokane Journal of Business

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Calvert to build new plant

Calvert Technologies Inc., a West Plains control panel manufacturer that expanded into electronic jail systems late last year after buying a division of Telect Inc., of Liberty Lake, says it plans to develop a new manufacturing plant in Airway and...

Printer maker turns new page

Output Technology Corp., the resilient Spokane manufacturer of high-speed computer printers, views 1999 as a clean sheet of paper upon which it hopes to imprint the first lines of its next chapter as a company.It wont be Chapter 11. Earlier...

Bankruptcy filings rise again

Bankruptcy filings in Eastern Washington rose again in 1998, to a record high, and bankruptcy observers say theres no signs that the increases will end anytime soon.Businesses and individuals filed 7,795 petitions seeking protection from in in...

Telect starts division for audio-visual gear

Telect Inc., the big Liberty Lake-based maker of telecommunications equipment, has launched a new division to serve the broadcast industry and industrial customers, as well as the relatively new and fast-expanding market of home automation and has...

Doctors take a glance at single-payer system

When a resolution calling for formation of a task force to study a single-payer health-care system surfaced at the 1998 annual meeting of the Washington State Medical Association, many felt it would be promptly rejected.Instead, the body, the of...

Fairchild set to adopt electronic contracting

Fairchild Air Force Base has resolved to convert completely to electronic contracting this year and figures to save thousands of dollars annually by doing so.By the end of fiscal year 1999, which ends Sept. 30 for the U.S. Air Force, Fairchild a...

Plans submitted for Rite Aid, retail space

Rite Aid Corp., a Camp Hill, Pa.-based drug-store chain, appears to be preparing to open its 14th store here near the northwest corner of Division Street and Francis Avenue on Spokanes North Side.County building records indicate that want to a...

J-U-B Engineers spins off its Web-design operation

J-U-B Engineers Inc., a large, Boise-based civil engineering firm that has offices in Coeur dAlene and Spokane, has spun off its Web-design operations into a separate, Coeur dAlene-based company called Civic Mind Media Inc.Civic Mind Media a...

Work to start in March on Indian Trail center

The first phase of Sundance Plaza, a proposed 300,000-square-foot retail center along Indian Trail Road on Spokanes North Side, is scheduled to start coming out of the ground in March.That $8 million phase, which will involve construction of a...

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