Spokane Journal of Business

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StanCraft boat manufacturer rides wave of growth

Stan-Craft Boat Co., the Post Falls-based venerable wooden boat manufacturer that’s no stranger to staying afloat in turbulent times, actually thrived during the Great Recession and is now stronger than ever, its third-generation owners say. Coeur d’...

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Nonprofit, partners to launch RE:Source sustainability network

Spokane educational nonprofit Sustainable Resources Inland Northwest is partnering with businesses and public organizations here to launch a new sustainability project this summer, called RE:Source. RE:Source is what’s known as a byproduct synergy net...

Key Tronic posts dip in earnings

Key Tronic Corp., the Spokane Valley-based provider of electronic manufacturing services, announced today net income of $1.4 million, or 13 cents a diluted share, for its 2014 fiscal year third quarter that ended March 29, down from income of $2.9 million...

Itron to supply water meters to Saudi Arabian city

Itron Inc., the Liberty Lake-based maker of utility metering reading technology, says it has contracted to supply its water metering technology to Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co., which is installing it in the city of Jeddah, enabling the city to meas...

VPI Quality Windows to buy assets of Oregon company

VPI Quality Windows Inc., a Spokane Valley vinyl window and patio door manufacturer, has agreed to buy the window and door manufacturing assets of Beaverton, Ore.-based Mercer Windows. Burke Blevins, president and CEO of VPI, says that specifically, the ...

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Sonderen Packaging adds capacity at its East Spokane facility

Sonderen Packaging Inc., a longtime Spokane paperboard carton maker, is acquiring new equipment to increase its capabilities and is asking a state agency to issue up to $7 million in bonds to help finance the cost of the machinery. The agency, the Washin...

Unicep Packaging buys new production equipment

Sandpoint-based Unicep Packaging LLC says it has acquired a new manufacturing line that produces sealed single-dose products with enclosed applicators. The terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. The production line packages certain topical produc...

Daybreak Oil & Gas starts drilling work in Kentucky

Daybreak Oil & Gas Inc, a Spokane-based company engaged in gas exploration, development, and production, says it plans to drill 20 wells in Eastern Kentucky. The company says in a news release that it broke ground on the first of those wells March 19 an...

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Aerospace company plans West Plains facility

Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC, a Kent, Wash.-based aerospace supplier, announced this morning at a press conference plans to build a 150,000-square-foot aerospace manufacturing facility on the West Plains. The facility could create as many as 150 j...

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Inland Northwest Lighthouse nearly set to expand

Nonprofit Inland Northwest Lighthouse, which operates a manufacturing facility in North Spokane where it employs nearly 50 people, soon will start using a major expansion of its building there that it says will enable it to expand its workforce. Baker ...

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