Spokane Journal of Business

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Software Spectrum booms

Software Spectrum Inc., the Garland, Texas-based software seller and technical-service provider, says it expects to add more than 300 employees here this year, giving it a total work force of around 900.Alison Eldred, the companys manager says...

KXLY starts big expansion of its studios

Spokane Television Inc., which operates a group of radio and TV stations here including KXLY-TV, has launched a big expansion and remodeling project at its broadcast center on Boone Avenue north of downtown.Garco Construction, of Spokane, began...

Vandervert erects new facility for F.O. Berg

By Of the Journal of BusinessVandervert Construction Inc., of Spokane, has begun work on a 23,000-square-foot building in the Spokane Valley for F.O. Berg Co., where that Spokane-based company will focus on manufacturing industrial fabric new...

Growth Management finale may be delayed

Years of Growth Management Act planning were to culminate late this spring with the finalization of urban growth area boundaries here and the presentation to the public of new comprehensive plans for both the city of Spokane and Spokane prospects 5...

A blending of art and science

As Hamilton Photography & Film Co. points out in its brochure, anybody can point a camera and snap a picture. Its the simple chemistry of light on film.Great photography or cinematography, the company suggests, begins with an artists vision....

$30 million office park planned

First National Financial Group Inc., of Spokane, plans to build a 44-acre business campus in Liberty Lake that is to include two medical buildings, a hotel, a restaurant, and four structures that would house manufacturers and manufacturing which is...

Tidyman’s to expand its reach

During the past year, whats now known as Tidymans LLC digested a merger that nearly doubled the number of stores it operates to 23, is expected to boost its annual sales to more than $300 million, and has expanded its territory.But the chain...

Construction activity soars

Spokane city and county recorded a dramatic $188 million combined increase in building permit activity in 1998, zooming past numbers posted during a mostly lethargic construction season the previous year.Together, they issued permits last year a...

Bullhide Liner launches initial public offering

Bullhide Liner Corp., a Spokane maker of a spray-on, pickup truck bed liner, is planning an aggressive expansion, fueled in part by money its attempting to raise in an initial public offering launched in December.Ron Grossman, Bullhides says...

Strawboard offering eyed; British want to buy shares

Northwest Strawboard Inc., a Pasco, Wash.-based company thats been formed to develop three plants in Eastern Washington to make particle board out of straw, hopes to raise $5 million in a stock offering to help pay for the first of the plants, in...

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