Spokane Journal of Business

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Building material prices surge

With construction material costs rising nationally, Inland Northwest construction companies are feeling the impacts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics producer price index for construction materials increased 2.2 percent from April to May, marking the...


Tomahawk Steelworx LLC: Picking up new uses

Where most people see small tools and old car parts, Lloyd Morris sees a lamp, a shelf bracket, or a...


MacKay Manufacturing reports growth in sales

A decade after the Great Recession, MacKay Manufacturing Inc. owner and Vice President Katie MacKay ...


Ag Enterprise Supply: Enterprising more custom jobs

Ryan Kuster, parts and manufacturing department manager for Cheney-based Ag Enterprise Supply Inc., ...

Northwest Bedding

Northwest Bedding to be shuttered

Longtime Spokane-area mattress maker and retailer Northwest Bedding Co. will shut down operations th...


Sesh Technologies grows with cannabis industry

As the cannabis industry continues its rapid expansion, manufacturing companies across the country are clamoring to develop new technologies to meet the needs of growers, producers and consumers. One such company is Sesh Technologies & Manufacturing LLC,...

Permits secured for Gold Reserve project

Gold Reserve Inc., a mining company incorporated in Canada with executive offices in downtown Spokane, has received the permit to begin construction activities at a gold, copper, and silver mining project in southeast Venezuela in conjunction with the Ven...


Latah Bistro owner, partner pursue a flour-ing venture

Restaurateur Dave DuPree has agreed to sell the popular Latah Bistro restaurant in south Spokane and its neighboring coffee stand, Latah Latte, in order to focus full time on a growing business venture, a company called Flour Farm LLC, which makes a glute...


Tariffs import uncertainties for some Spokane-area manufacturers

Although images show President Donald Trump surrounded by smiling aluminum and steel workers after signing two proclamations imposing tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel, some Spokane-area buyers and manufacturers of steel and aluminum say they aren...


Northwest Summers: On the cutting edge

When a windstorm ripped through the region in fall of 2015, it left in its wake tons of yard waste from battered trees—debris destined for the dump or a burn pile. But Dallas and Kate Summers, owners of Northwest Summers, a custom art business on Spoka...

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