Spokane Journal of Business

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Addis buys dealership in Newport

Tom Addis, who owns two auto dealerships in Coeur dAlene, is buying Jackson Motors Inc., a longtime Ford dealership in Newport, Wash., and will move that dealership to a new location there. Addis company, Tom Addis Automotive Group, expects...

Group sells offering, to buy Bruchi’s chain

Bruchis Inc., a Spokane-based chain of corporately owned and franchised Bruchis sandwich shops, is expected to be sold sometime in the next 10 months to a newly formed Seattle company that plans to market the chains restaurant concept a...

Spokane printer maker plans to move to SBIP

Output Technology Corp., a manufacturer of high-speed computer printers here, plans to move into a 20,000-square-foot space at the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, in the Spokane Valley.Crown West Realty LLC, the Spokane company that owns and...

Spokanite heads surge by clothier

Former Spokane clothier Harvey Jones is heading a fast-growing Seattle-based sportswear company that now is working to build a worldwide distribution network.The company, Cutter & Buck Inc., hopes to make its clothing a prominent brand, as...

Zak Designs loads its plate

Since arriving in Spokane just six years ago, Zak Designs Inc. has quadrupled its sales, more than tripled the size of both its work force and its West Plains facility, and made a push into foreign markets.Now the distributor of cartoon to...

Cheney studies citywide broadband fiber system

The city of Cheney expects early next month to hire a contractor to design the backbone of a high-capacity fiber-optic network that eventually could bring broadband computer and telecommunications lines to its 4,000 utility customers, including...

CXT Inc. buildings for sale

CXT Inc., the Spokane Valley manufacturer of concrete railroad ties and prefabricated concrete buildings, has posted signs at its administrative office building and a nearby building identified as a concrete crossing-panel production plant offering...

Telect woes humbled, strengthened its CEO

The man behind the Spokane-area company that seemingly could never stumble but did this year, told business leaders here last week that for the first time in his life, there were mornings in recent months when he curled up in bed and dreaded going...

Coeur unit to consult on the environment

Coeur dAlene Mines Corp. is fighting back against a flagging metals market by spinning off its environmental and governmental relations operation into a subsidiary that will do consulting work for the Coeur dAlene-based mining company, its and...

Racing family picks up speed

One day a few years back, Sheri Herberholz waited for her husband, Larry, and oldest son, Dana, to come home with the familys first real race car. The two returned with a flatbed trailer carrying car-body parts. It didnt exactly rev her tells a...

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