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Hollister-Stier eyes expansion

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, of Spokane, is seeing so much demand for its services that the pharmaceutical manufacturer is contemplating adding a second high-speed production line at its northeast Spokane plant, a project that would cost $15...

Rockwood hopes to train athletes for next level

A sports performance enhancement program might not have made Michael Jordan a better basketball player, but might have made him a better athlete, says Tom Metzger, Rockwood Clinics director of physical therapy.Thats the role Rockwood hopes...

Spine care now a backbone for neurology center

Sacred Heart Medical Centers Inland Neuroscience & Spine Center, which opened last April with a strong emphasis on the treatment of strokes, now is developing a reputation for spine care.The center, which occupies about 6,000 square feet of a...

New Post Falls center designs chips for NASA

POST FALLSGary Makis scientific research center here is a lot like that ubiquitous ad campaign of a few years ago: The center doesnt make computer chips, it makes them more compact, less-power hungry, and more radiation-tolerant. Makis...

Logan Industries learns lessons, looks ahead

Spun off from Telect Inc. three years ago, Logan Industries Inc. has had to grow up quickly.During the past 18 months, the Spokane contract manufacturer has seen its revenues plummet by half, has slashed its work force by roughly two-thirds, a...

Avista exec optimistic about probe’s outcome

A key Avista Corp. executive says he likes the Spokane companys chances of coming out well when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission completes an investigation of alleged misconduct.The executive, Avistas Kelly Nor-wood, vice president...

7th building under way at Pinecroft

Lumber Yard Investments LLC, of Spokane, is developing a seventh building in its Pinecroft Business Park, which is located near Mirabeau Point in the Spokane Valley.The company started work on the $1 million office building earlier this month,...

CHAS agrees to buy former Saturn property

The Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS), a nonprofit provider of medical and dental care to low-income residents here, has agreed to buy the former Saturn of Spokane dealership property at 1007 W. Second.Peg Hopkins, CHASs CEO, the...

Company here develops methanol fuel processor

Genesis Technologies LLC, a small startup company here, is working to develop a methanol-to-hydrogen fuel processor that would be used in portable fuel-cell power systems designed for military field applications.Genesis landed a contract in to...

Rayner already is booking holiday parties, other events in historic South Hill home

Spokane developer Pete Rayner is negotiating to buy the historic Glover Mansion, on Spokanes South Hill, and already is operating it as a wedding and events facility.Rayner says he took over operation of the mansion at the end of August under...

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