Spokane Journal of Business

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Fred Meyer hopes store goes up in 2000

Fred Meyer Inc. says it hopes to begin work early next year on a planned store at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Thor Street in east central Spokane.Marilyn Coffel, a spokeswoman for the Portland, Ore.-based retail chain, says the is a...

Seattle company plans Hillyard retail project

Seattle-based Real Property Investors LLC says it plans to buy a 10.5-acre site at the northwest corner of Market Street and Garland Avenue in Hillyard and to develop a $9 million neighborhood retail center there.Mike McKernan, a partner in Real...

Montana company looks to win museum project

Bodell Construction Co., of Missoula, Mont., is the apparent low bidder for an expansion project at Cheney Cowles Museum here. Bodell Construction bid about $15.1 million to add more than 45,000 square feet of display and storage space at the of...

Major project foreseen on Hanson’s Idaho land

Hanson Industries Inc., of Spokane, plans a mixed-use development on 113 acres of land it acquired earlier this year along Interstate 90 on the Idaho side of the Washington-Idaho border, according to a master plan submitted to the City of Post vice...

Olympic Foods starts expansion, upgrades

Olympic Foods Inc., a Spokane-based company that makes juices, bottles juices, and manufactures plastic beverage bottles has started a warehouse expansion and expects to break ground soon on an office addition at its West Plains facility. Both a...

Visiontec seeks investors, hopes to raise $5 million

Visiontec LLC, a Spokane contract manufacturer, is seeking investors and hopes to raise at least $5 million to buy new equipment and buy or lease additional manufacturing space here.The 3-year-old company initially specialized in assembling used...

Diving for dollars in the deep

Imagine driving a wide-bodied Hummer more than nine miles down a dark, 24-foot-diameter yet-to-be-flooded sewer discharge pipe thats buried under the Atlantic Ocean floor near Boston Harbor. The purpose is to remove 55 water-tight bulkheads at of...

Daines eyes $50 million office park

Packet Engines Inc. founder Bernard Daines says a high-tech office park he hopes to develop in the Spokane Valley could house dozens of buildings with up to 3 million square feet of floor space and the capacity to house more than 1,000 workers. for...

Developers tee up more links

Excuse the pun, but the Spokane-Coeur dAlene golf market is at par with demand.That, however, is about to change.The golf course-to-population ratio here matches the national average, and area golf pros say their courses are busy, but not...

Logan Industries looks global

Newly spun off from Liberty Lake-based Telect Inc., Logan Industries Inc., a contract manufacturer for the electronics and other high-tech industries, plans to add about 20 jobs here by the end of the yeargiving it a total of 150 workersand to...

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