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Key Tronic readies for resurgence

Key Tronic Corp., of Spokane, is gearing up to add hundreds of employees to its global work force in coming months as it settles firmly into its new role as a diversified contract engineering and manufacturing concern, and seeks to dive into a of a...

Itron plans to add jobs here

Itron Inc., the Spokane-based maker of automated meter-reading systems, expects to boost employment at its operations here by up to 30 percent, President and CEO LeRoy Nosbaum told a gathering of businesspeople last week.After struggling for the...

Retail center planned near Felts Field

Spokane restaurateur Dennis Kelly plans to develop a small retail center, called Felts Crossing, at the northeast corner of Trent Avenue and Fancher Way near the Felts Field municipal airport.Kelly says the retail center will be located on a he...

Group Photographersmoves into U-City Mall

Group Photographers Association last month moved from Liberty Lake into the first floor of the old Lamonts building at University City, filling that building.That leaves 20,000 square feet of space to fill in the 480,000-square-foot shopping on...

Pizza equipment maker seeks site for expansion

Lloyd Industries Inc., of Spokane, is looking to relocate to a larger facility here and has begun hiring to establish a second shift. It also expects to double its current small workforce within the next 10 months.The company, which designs, and...

L-P mill site sells, to be the Point at Post Falls

A group that includes Spokane developer Harry Greens company has bought the former Louisiana-Pacific Corp. mill site in Post Falls and plans a mixed-use project there called the Point at Post Falls.The group, Point at Post Falls LLC, closed on...

Bond tool eyed for light rail

The Spokane County commissioners are discussing the idea of establishing a tax-increment financing district along the route of a proposed light-rail commuter system in the Spokane Valley to help get the train system built.County Commissioner the...

Crown West to develop new building at SBIP

Crown West Realty LLC, of Spokane, plans to build an about $3.6 million office-and-warehouse structure in the southern portion of the big Spokane Business & Industrial Park.Crown West, which owns the 600-acre Spokane Valley park, is seeking a on...

Schweitzer Engineering to expand newest facility

Fast-growing Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, a Pullman, Wash., electronics manufacturer, already is planning to expand a manufacturing plant it opened just five months ago. Schweitzer Engineering will add at least 20,000 square feet of and...

South Hill med plaza proposed

Two health-care providers here are proposing construction of a four- to five-story medical building near Deaconess Medical Center, on Spokanes lower South Hill.Janice Marich, a spokeswoman for Spokanes Empire Health Services, which operates...

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