Spokane Journal of Business

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Beyond Boeing: INW aerospace manufacturers pursue space explorers

Ten days ago, little parts from Liberty Lake hurtled into Earth’s orbit....

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Snack maker Bumble Bar adds co-packing division

Spokane Valley-based snack maker BumbleBar has launched a business-to-business division with the...

Itron, Maine utility ink new contract

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. has secured a contract with Bangor, Maine-based electric utility...

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Top 25 Spokane-area business stories of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated news headlines in 2020 and served as the subtext for many of the sig...

Jubilant HollisterStier plans $70 million expansion

Spokane-based Jubilant HollisterStier LLC is planning to double its existing space and manufacturing...

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Beer Here: Entrepreneurs seek to capitalize on love of suds in coronavirus era

Tim Loucks and Tyler Cossey have never met, but the two Eastern Washington University business school alums have something in common: They’re trying to find their riches in beer. Loucks, 42, is looking to innovate keg storage of brews, and Cossey...

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Wood products pricing volatility likely to persist

A year marked by high demand, supply constraints, and mercurial commodities pricing likely will lead to continued volatility for at least the first half of 2021, some wood products industry observers say. Joel White, executive officer of the Spokane Home...

Tamarack Aerospace adds third installation center

Sandpoint, Idaho-based airplane winglet maker Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc. has opened an installation center in Aiken, South Carolina, marking its third expansion this year. The new space, which was developed through a partnership with Aiken-based ...

Itron signs big contract with utility in Northeast

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. has signed a contract with East Coast utility Nation Grid to help that company with its meter reading capabilities. Based in London and doing business in three northeastern U.S. states—New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode ...

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Forest Fortunes: PotlatchDeltic, Clearwater Paper find unexpected demand during tumultuous times

The notion that two of the Inland Northwest’s publicly-traded companies, one that manufactures wood products and the other that makes paper products, would see a surge in demand during a pandemic may once have seemed hard to fathom. ...

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