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Revett Minerals delays Troy Mine production start

Spokane Valley-based Revett Minerals Inc., which in December suspended mining at its Troy Mine in Montana due to safety concerns, says it won't resume operations there until late next year as it constructs a new underground route to copper and CEO...

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Calling all inventors, gadgeteers: Makerspace group forms in Spokane

A nonprofit organization here named Spokane Create! is embracing a growing trend in the U.S. and globally to launch community workshops called "makerspaces," where a diverse group of people can tinker with technology and build gadgets.The people...

Hecla reports deeper loss

Hecla Mining Co., of Coeur d'Alene, reported today a third-quarter net loss of $8.6 million, or 3 cents a basic share, compared with a loss of $1 million in the year-earlier period.The loss occurred as Hecla reported a 42 percent increase in to to...

Spokane exhibit maker rolls out new line of museum displays

IQ Smart Interactive LLC, a Spokane-based company that designs and makes museum exhibits, says it is launching a new product line this month named Flexhibits, which are modular wall-structured systems to hold interactive, interchangeable science of...

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Spokane Valley fabricator adds space, client work

Spokane Valley-based Precision Cutting Technologies Inc., a fabrication shop that is experiencing growth in making parts for several manufacturing companies here, is expanding its production area by almost double with a $500,000 building Clint and...

Plane maker delivers its 100th unit

Sandpoint light airplane manufacturer Quest Aircraft Co. says it has manufactured and delivered its 100th Kodiak aircraft.The company presented the aircraft to Sunstate Aviation, of Phoenix, earlier this month, says Julie Stone, a spokeswoman is...

Sonderen Packaging prepares for ownership transition

Well into its 50th year in business, Spokane carton maker Sonderen Packaging Inc. is preparing to transfer control of the company to the Sonderen family's third generation of ownership, says company President Mark Sonderen.The transfer is he as...

Associated Painters set to expand at Spokane Airport

Associated Painters set to expand at Spokane Airport

Spokane-based Associated Painters Inc. has revived plans to build a second aircraft-painting hangar at Spokane International Airport and expects to grow its total workforce here to 100 employees next spring, says Reed Friese, the company's general...

Mines Management trims expenses, posts smaller loss

Spokane-based Mines Management Inc., which is involved in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious- and base-mineral properties, has reported a net loss of $1.8 million for the second quarter, which compared with a net loss of $2.4...

Revett Minerals posts loss, cites halted activity

Spokane Valley-based mining company Revett Minerals Inc. says suspended underground mining at its Troy Mine in Montana since December led to its second-quarter net loss of $4.1 million, compared with a loss of $2.2 million for the year-earlier says...

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