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Max Spalding buys surplus Boeing land

Max Spalding, owner of Spalding Auto Parts Inc. in the Spokane Valley, has bought more than 70 acres of surplus land from Boeing Co. behind Boeings West Plains fabricating plant.Spalding says he plans to develop some speculative buildings on 2...

District 81 initiates technology spending

Spokane School District 81 has begun spending part of about $26.6 million it has earmarked for a complete technology upgrade at all of its schools. The first wave of spendingfrom which several Spokane businesses will benefitincludes $14.3 of...

After a scare, RAHCO ships order to Pakistan

When Pakistani officials flexed their military muscles in late May by detonating several nuclear devices in underground tests, the shock waves resonated all the way to Spokane, where RAHCO International was preparing to ship $2 million worth of to...

Too much room at the inns?

By the end of this year, Spokane County is expected to have 5,800 hotel roomsabout double the number it had 10 years agobut room receipts arent growing as rapidly as rooms are being added, and occupancy rates are down. Put simply, the here...

Goodrich cinches property

The manufacturing plant that B.F. Goodrich says it plans to build on the West Plains to make carbon disks for airliner brakes appears destined for a site on the south side of Interstate 90 near the Medical Lake interchange.The Richfield, company...

Olivetti building up for sale

Wang Laboratories Inc., of Billerica, Mass., has decided to lease out and ultimately to sell its big 46-acre Olivetti North America campus at Liberty Lake because it doesnt need all of the space at the property, says a Spokane real estate agent,...

Home building to start at Black Rock project

Construction could begin this summer on 40 to 50 high-end homes in the Black Rock golf-resort development near Coeur dAlene Lake, developer Marshall Chesrown says.Although no building permits have been issued for homes at Black Rock, Chesrown...

Wemco plans for new plant still stymied

Wemco Inc., a heavy-equipment manufacturer based on the West Plains, has been trying for two years to obtain zoning approval to build a new, larger manufacturing plant here and the companys president says hes so frustrated at the delay that the...

54-unit apartment project planned

Inland Construction Co., of Spokane, plans to develop a $4 million, 54-unit apartment complex on Spokanes South Hill, five blocks south of the Cedar Canyon Shopping Center.Darin Davidson, a spokesman for Inland Construction, says site work for...

Wal-Mart to remodel Valley store

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is moving forward with plans to remodel and significantly expand its Spokane Valley store into whats called a Wal-Mart Supercenter, which involves adding a full-service supermarket to the stores retail mix.The big, chain...

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