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Spokane Rock Products digs into concrete market

Spokane Rock Products Inc., the 2-year-old supplier of concrete and rock whose Portland-based parent moved to Spokane earlier this month, now is embarking on a significant expansion push, both in facilities and employment.The company is spending...

Integral Designs builds new facility in Valley

Integral Designs USA Inc., a Spokane-based manufacturer of high-end mountain gear thats on pace to post record sales this year, has started construction on a new manufacturing and office facility in the Spokane Valley.Company President Brian a...

Midwest concern plans two concrete plants here

Knife River Corp., a Bismark, N.D.-based construction materials conglomerate, says it plans to build two ready-mix concrete plants in the Spokane and Coeur dAlene areas that together will employ up to 50 people.The plants should open by July a...

South Hill home center set to close

Heights Home Center & Nursery, a Spokane home-improvement store located near the southeast corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on Spokanes South Hill, plans to close its doors at the end of next month, says store owner Stanley G. out of...

Seor slices salsa stuff singly

Some people call Gabriel J. Mendez a doctor of salsa.Actually, his doctorate is in Latin American history, but when he couldnt find a college-level teaching job within commuting distance of Spokane, he made salsa his business.He founded in...

Rahco gets $21 million in projects

Rahco International Inc., the longtime Spokane industrial manufacturer, has landed two contracts to design and build mining and canal-building equipment worth a combined about $21 million. That work comes on the heels of delivering another about of...

Wal-Mart spurs development

POST FALLSA Coeur dAlene-based partnership wants to leverage the draw of the soon-to-be-built Wal-Mart store here by embarking on two commercial developments near the stores site that would have a combined value of $24 million. Real estate a...

Schweitzer mulls adding second ‘six-pack’ chair

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located near Sandpoint, is drawing up plans to install a second high-speed, six-person chairlift on the ski hill this summer, although it wont decide whether to do so until April. The proposed $3.2 million project a...

Avista Communications, Fiber might be merged

Avista Corp. plans to merge its Avista Communications and Avista Fiber affiliates later this year, the Spokane-based company disclosed in its annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission late last week.Avista Communications be...

Michael Nowling to buy home health-care entity

Michael Nowling, who last month resigned his post as president of the Heart Institute of Spokane, has signed a letter of intent to buy the assets of Family Home Care, a Spokane home health-care provider with nearly 200 employees.Nowling has to &...

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