Spokane Journal of Business

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City plans road, bridge work on Freya corridor

Next year could bring the start of about $5 million worth of street and bridge improvements to help accommodate increasing traffic on Freya Street, in East Spokane. If federal and state funds are secured, design work will start in 2000 on a on a...

Retail-office building being eyed downtown

Spokane commercial and industrial real estate specialists Paul Hawkins, Dick Edwards, and Pete Thompson are seeking prospective tenant-partners for a multistory, retail-office building theyd like to develop downtown.The building would be a...

MEI to buy East Coast software firm

MEISolutions.com, a 15-year-old Spokane company formerly known as Micro Enhancement International Inc., says it has agreed in principle to acquire a New Hampshire software-development firm for $2.8 million in cash and stock.Company Chairman and...

Agrium to close office here

Agrium Inc., a Calgary, Alberta-based fertilizer producer, plans to close its Spokane wholesale office Sept. 30, cutting about 35 jobs here, says Jim Pendergast, Agriums director of investor relations.The closure is part of a corporate to a of...

SESCO buys electrical unit of Pullman concern

Spokane Electrical Services Co., the Spokane-based parent of Rods Electric, Power City Electric, and PowerCom, has acquired the electrical contracting division of Champion Electric & Lighting, of Pullman, a 13-year-old electrical contractor and a...

Pullman chip maker cuts work force in half

Advanced Hardware Architectures Inc., a Pullman, Wash., company that designs and markets specialized computer chips, has laid off half of its 80 employees. The late-July cutbacks affected all of the companys departments.Asian flu came...

Legion Building plan crumbles

Total Concepts Real Estate Investments LLC, of Spokane, which bought and had hoped to restore the mostly vacant American Legion Building, a downtown landmark at 108 N. Washington, has deeded the 98-year-old structure back to its former owner, & the...

Big project proposed on U.S. 95, near Athol

Sherman Enterprises, of Hayden, Idaho, says it hopes to build a nine-acre shopping center as part of a 32-acre development it plans at the southeast corner of U.S. 95 and state Route 54, at Athol, Idaho, as early as next year.Developer of...

Alloy Trailers seeks court approval of sale

Financially struggling Alloy Trailers Inc., of Spokane, is seeking U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval here to sell its assets to California-based Alliance LLC for between about $2.2 million and $2.8 million.A hearing on the matter is scheduled...

Itronix names new top exec

Itronix Corp., of Spokane, has named a new chief executive officer to succeed Steve Gevurtz, who stepped down earlier this year.The new CEO, David C. Dayton, a 28-year veteran of the electronics industry, joined 6-year-old Itronix late one...

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