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Beyond Beads bonds buddies

Jody Young and Cindy Majeski both remember learning how to do beadwork as a hobby at a young age and how joyous it felt when they discovered they could sell the custom-designed pieces they made.Now, the two close friendsthey call themselves in...

Pacific Security refocuses

Pacific Security Cos., a longtime Spokane-based commercial real estate developer and real estate receivables investor, has changed its name to Pacific Security Financial Inc. to reflect a shift in emphasis.We are aggressively pursuing real as...

Postal annex to cost $60 million

The U.S. Postal Service expects to spend more than $20 million to equip the $40 million, 362,000-square-foot distribution annex its building at the Spokane International Airport Business Parkand that investment will quicken mail handling here....

Park aimed at biotech bloom

Biomedex Inc., the young Spokane company that hopes to launch a $200 million biomedical and biotechnology business park on the West Plains, has goals far more reaching than mere real estate development.Launched quietly this year by a group of of...

United Paint counts on coatings for future growth

United Paint & Coatings Inc., of Spokane, plans to leave paint in the past, and count, instead, on specialized coatings to carry the company into the next millennium.Within the next five yearsas the company continues to produce its current and...

Fiber-Tech Industries expands operation here

Fiber-Tech Industries Inc., a Spokane-based manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced plywood panels for the transportation industry, is expanding. The company has leased an additional 40,000 square feet of industrial space in the Spokane Business &...

Wolff expands apartment complex at Liberty Lake

Alvin J. Wolff Inc., of Spokane, has begun work on an $11.6 million expansion of its 186-unit Big Trout Lodge apartment complex at Liberty Lake. It expects to complete the project, which will nearly double the size of the complex, within a is under...

Wal-Mart starts work at Shadle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has launched work on a big retail store at Shadle Center, the first of two megastores that the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant plans on Spokanes North Side.CSI Construction Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based has to...

Design deadline looms on Trent realignment

Washington state Department of Transportation officials say theyve told the city of Spokane and Washington State University at Spokane that the department must start design work this spring on either a new Trent Avenue bridge west of Hamilton or...

Guardian Angel Homes starts $6 million facility

A new Hayden Lake, Idaho, company called Guardian Angel Homes LLC has begun construction of a $6 million assisted-living complex in Post Falls.The project involves building four 10,000-square-foot structures at 1050 E. Mullan Ave. that will be a...

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