Spokane Journal of Business

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Lone Wolf Distributors acquired by Texas group

A Priest River, Idaho, manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for Glock brand firearms has been bought by an out-of-state company. Lone Wolf Distributors Inc. was acquired on May 22 by Jersey Village, Texas-based Vigilant Gear ...

Colorado group acquires two Rathdrum companies

Denver, Colorado-based Kodiak Building Partners has added two Rathdrum-based construction companies ...

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Parting Thoughts with Cassel Promotions’ Tracy and Sam Cassel

Cassel Promotions & Signs started with a tube of fabric spinning in the wind atop a car. Cassel Pre...

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AquiPor tackles stormwater challenges

The owners of AquiPor Technologies Inc. claim that after about a decade of research and development...

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Shamrock Machining installs new technology

Shamrock Machining Inc., at 5704 E. First in Spokane Valley, has invested about $1 million in new ...

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Fueling an emerging industry: An alliance between public lands and timber products

Hilary Franz wants to shorten Washington’s forest-fire season, and she’s executing a plan to do just that. ...

Itron takes on new partnerships

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. is partnering with Singapore-based smart metering company EDMI Ltd. to develop and launch a new smart gas meter for use in the United Kingdom. The meter uses Itron’s Intelis platform and ultrasonic measuring technology...

McKinstry plans new West Plains fabrication facility

Seattle-based McKinstry Co. is in the process of buying undeveloped land north of Spokane International Airport, where it intends to build a $5 million fabrication facility for its Spokane operations....

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Making distance on Spokane’s manufacturing floors

Several Spokane-area manufacturers say most of their employees are in environments where being at a distance from each other has been the norm because of already established workplace configurations. ...

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Manufacturers grapple with aerospace slowdown

Spokane-area manufacturers that serve the aerospace industry say they’re staying aloft for now and feeling somewhat optimistic about the long term, even as new orders for aircraft and components have taken a nosedive. ...

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