Spokane Journal of Business

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Pacific Steel to relocate recycling facility in East Spokane

Pacific Steel & Recycling has obtained building permits to construct two new industrial buildings valued at $8 million combined, at 2901 E. Trent, where the company plans to move its Spokane operations. City of Spokane permit records show Hansen-Rice ...

Plese Printing to start vehicle-wrap business

Kim Plese, the owner of Plese Printing & Marketing, of Spokane, has purchased an acre of vacant ...

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Tamarack Aerospace emerges from Chapter 11 reorganization

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has issued a final decree and close...

Nicotine lozenge maker Nic Nac Naturals to start in Hillyard

Fledgling nicotine lozenge manufacturer Nic Nac Naturals LLC has leased a 6,500-square-foot building...

Zak! Designs plans addition to accommodate growth

Airway Heights-based Zak Designs Inc. is planning a $3.9 million, 24,000-square-foot addition to ...

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Distribution space is in high demand across the Inland Northwest

Spokane is booming with new manufacturing and distribution warehouse space as developers attempt to seize on the area’s most in-demand commercial sector. ...

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Mercer International buys closed Katerra plant in Spokane Valley

A Vancouver, British Columbia-based timber company has acquired the 270,000-square-foot former Katerra Inc. facility in Spokane Valley for $50 million and plans to hire at least 40 workers at the site to ...

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Transloader moves into part of old Kaiser Mead plant

Tristar North Inc., a sister company of Vancouver, Washington-based Tristar Transload PNW Inc., has set up shop in the former Kaiser Aluminum Corp. plant at 2111 E. Hawthorne, north of Spokane. Peter Howe, owner of the transload company, says it’s...

Production and Manufacturing Academy returns

Though COVID-19 derailed the second Production & Manufacturing Academy class in 2020, it didn’t dampen the spirits of a group of high school juniors and seniors who just graduated in the 2021 class....

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Hazzard Fab Worx races to keep up with demand

Luke Shuman, owner of Spokane-based Hazzard Fab Worx LLC, says demand is at an all-time high for his shop’s custom offroading and four-wheel drive products and services, but parts availability remains unpredictable. ...

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