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Northern Technologies set to grow

Northern Technologies Inc., a Liberty Lake-based manufacturer of electrical-surge-suppression devices, has been acquired as part of a larger transaction, sparking some big expansion plans here.Within the next 16 months, Northern Technologies to...

Falco’s morphs into the future

Since the early 1920s, Falcos Garden Center & Stove Shop has served customers from the same Spokane Valley location. It has borne many names, including Joes Place, Falcos & Son, and Falcos Garden Center, and has sold everything from ice to...

Hospital may spin off dialysis

In a move that underscores the increasingly competitive nature of health care, Sacred Heart Medical Center has solicited and is mulling offers from two major national companies to buy its 38-year-old kidney dialysis program. The Spokane hospital is...

Who’ll be first strong mayor?

Ten months before city of Spokane voters will choose their first strong mayor under the new form of government they narrowly approved in November, names of possible candidates have begun to emerge.Candidates wont officially file for the post a...

Cross-border metro area nears

Spokane and Kootenai counties could become one metropolitan area in the eyes of statisticians, economists, and relocation consultants after figures are tallied from the 2000 U.S. censusno matter what either county has to say about it. the two in...

H-P leases extra space in industrial park here

Hewlett-Packard Co. has leased 21,400 square feet of space at the Spokane Business & Industrial Park and plans to move part of its printed-circuit assembly division there from Liberty Lake in April.Liz Cox, spokeswoman here for the big Palo says...

GU agency must break even or close doors

Gonzaga Universitys Regional Information Services, an offshoot of the Foley Center library that provides fee-based research services to businesses, has been given an ultimatum: break even or shut down.Library officials say the universitys 1,...

Exec said to be trying to stop project collapse

A Spokane real estate executive says a California businessman is trying to prevent the collapse of a call-center project here after two men and a company that allegedly were involved in the project were indicted by a Spokane grand jury for federal...

Coldwater Creek ends foray in Japanese market

Coldwater Creek Inc., the Sandpoint, Idaho-based direct-mail retailer, has pulled out of the Japanese market after testing it for about two years. The company, tucked away in North Idahos Selkirk Range, sells gifts, clothing, and home furnishings...

Local companies likely to get turbine plant work

Cogentrix Energy Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based power producer, will serve as its own general contractor on construction of a $100 million power plant it is developing in Rathdrum, Idaho, with Avista Power Inc., of Spokane. The company will strive...

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