Spokane Journal of Business

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MPM subsidiary forms alliance with USX unit

AirPol Inc., a Parsippany, N.J.-based subsidiary of MPM Technologies Inc., of Spokane, has entered into a joint marketing agreement with USX Engineers & Consultants Inc., a subsidiary of big Pittsburgh-based USX Corp.Separately, MPM Technologies...

Pend Oreille Mine work to be bid yet this month

Spokane-based Cominco American Inc. expects to call for bids this month on the first parts of a $70 million project to reopen the Pend Oreille zinc and lead mine near Metaline Falls, Wash., says Dave Godlewski, an environmental manager for Cominco...

Crown West buys building from Itron

Crown West Realty LLC, of Spokane, has bought a former Itron Inc. office-and-manufacturing facility and adjoining land in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, Crown West President Richard Rollnick says.Crown West, which owns the 600-acre has...

Nonprofit here plans third project in Valley

Northwest Regional Facilitators, a Spokane nonprofit organization, plans to begin building its third adjacent affordable housing apartment complex in the Spokane Valley next month.The planned 25-unit complex, which is to be called Hidden Pines,...

Wal-Mart is considering expanding Valley store

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the giant Bentonville, Ark.-based retail chain, is looking to expand its store in the Spokane Valley into a supercenter store that would carry groceries, in addition to its typical mix of general merchandise.Wal-Mart has an...

Lydig Construction gets $29.9 million U-High job

Central Valley School District has selected Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, to build the planned new University High School in the Spokane Valley.Dave Jackman, the school districts director of auxiliary services, says the project, near of...

Defaults here keep on rising

The number of foreclosures in Spokane County will climb into record territory this year if a current upward trend doesnt soften.A total of 691 foreclosures on deeds of trust were recorded through August of this year here, up about 24 percent a...

Bringing oceanic life inland

Helen Givens grew up not far from the Oregon coast, became a competitive swimmer at an early age, dreamed as a child about being a mermaid, and developed a lasting appreciation for aquatic life.Given such a background, its not surprising that...

Garco starts Colville Aladdin plant

Garco Construction Inc., of Spokane, has started work on the new, $4.5 million manufacturing and administrative facility in Colville, Wash., announced recently by Aladdin Hearth ProductsConstruction began last month on the about pre-engineered a...

Work gets under way on retail center

The Sullivan Group LLC, a development company here headed by Spokane real estate executive Mark Pinch, has broken ground on an about $2 million retail center in the Spokane Valley.Pinch says the project, which is located at 506 N. Sullivan, is...

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