Spokane Journal of Business

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North Idaho Energy Logs Inc.: Fueling fires far and wide

As winter approaches and outside temperatures drop, business at one remote company, North Idaho Energy Logs Inc., is blazing. Clark Fairchild, the company’s co-owner and general manager, says production is on an upswing at North Idaho Energy Logs with ...

NIC Global Manufacturing expands to Pullman

Woodinville, Wash.-based sheet metal manufacturer NIC Global Manufacturing Solutions has opened a ne...

Key Tronic seeks counsel about unsolicited suitor

Brett Larsen, chief financial officer at Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp., says the electronics...

HiTest Sand buys land to build silicon plant south of Newport

Canada-based HiTest Sand Inc. has bought 186 acres of land south of Newport, Wash., and started the ...

West Star Industries eyes $5.6 million facility in Hayden

West Star Industries, a Hayden-based maker of commercial stainless steel food-service products and e...

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Snacktivist Foods: Health food’s sweet spot

Joni Kindwall-Moore and her children have issues with certain foods. Eggs give her hives, and wheat makes her joints ache. Her son experiences bouts of digestive troubles and eczema from some foods, and her daughter was born intolerant of dairy products....

BumbleBar to produce new nutrition bar line for Dean & DeLuca

Spokane Valley-based snack maker BumbleBar Inc. has been selected by Wichita, Kan.-based food retailer Dean & DeLuca to make its new line of nutrition bars. Founded in 1995, BumbleBar makes plant-based, gluten-free energy bars, cookies, granola, and othe...

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Ag Energy Solutions finds unexpected market for biochar

Carbon Logic, the first product line to be produced by Ag Energy Solutions Inc., of Spokane Valley, is going to pot—yes, the green leafy stuff. Ag Energy originally was formed in 2010 to make equipment to convert agricultural waste into energy. For now...

Key Tronic is target of hostile takeover attempt

Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp. says it learned last week through a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it’s the target of a hostile takeover bid by an East Coast electronics manufacturer. Brett Larsen, chief financial officer for...

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HiTest Sand shifts gears in site search

Edmonton, Alberta-based HiTest Sand Inc. is working on Plan C in its search for a site to develop a $300 million silicon smelter in northeastern Washington HiTest Sand now is looking at a site south of Newport, says Colin Willenbrock, general manager of ...

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