Spokane Journal of Business

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Pearson Packaging acquires robotics maker Flexicell

Pearson Packaging Systems, the West Plains-based maker of packaging equipment, has acquired Virginia-based robotic system integrator and automation equipment manufacturer Flexicell Inc. Michael A. Senske, Pearson Packaging president and CEO, says the pur...

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Highwood Global sparks life into old plant

A relative newcomer to the Spokane-area manufacturing sector, Highwood Global LP is developing reputation for creating big things at the former R.A. Hanson Co. industrial campus north of Hillyard, claims company president Kevin Kerr. Having grown into it...

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Clementine & Agnes: Creator of Color

Most people could probably guess that Spokane cosmetologist Robin Peltier, with her glittering skin and red-lipped smile, works with color. Peltier, 54, is the owner of Clementine & Agnes, a young company that makes and sells mineral makeup, as well as a...

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Rohinni to light it up in 2018

Having developed light-emitting diodes smaller than the eyes of ants, Coeur d’Alene-based Rohinni LLC is poised for monumental growth in 2018, CEO Matthew Gerber says. The tech engineering startup is anticipating to generate more sales both here and in...

Spokane Valley issues first permits for Katerra factory

The city of Spokane Valley has issued a permit to Katerra Inc. to begin foundation work for its $35 million factory planned at 19202 E. Garland Lane. Representatives for Menlo Park, Calif.-based Katerra couldn’t be reached for comment. An affiliate, K...

HiTest Sand seeks power services for smelter

Silica Investments Inc., the parent company of Canada-based HiTest Sand Inc., earlier this week submitted to the Pend Oreille County Public Utility District a formal request for power services for its proposed silicon smelter south of Newport, Wash., says...

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SmaK Plastics grows in North Idaho

ince leasing a shuttered Coeur d’Alene facility and moving in last April, Vancouver, Wash.-based SmaK Plastics Inc. subsidiary SmaK Products Inc. has grown its North Idaho workforce. Jonathan Smalley, company president, says SmaK Products plans next m...

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North Idaho Energy Logs Inc.: Fueling fires far and wide

As winter approaches and outside temperatures drop, business at one remote company, North Idaho Energy Logs Inc., is blazing. Clark Fairchild, the company’s co-owner and general manager, says production is on an upswing at North Idaho Energy Logs with ...

NIC Global Manufacturing expands to Pullman

Woodinville, Wash.-based sheet metal manufacturer NIC Global Manufacturing Solutions has opened a new warehouse facility in Pullman, which it says will enable it to better supply long-time client Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. “Our sales with...

Key Tronic seeks counsel about unsolicited suitor

Brett Larsen, chief financial officer at Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp., says the electronics manufacturing service provider is consulting with its attorneys about the behavior of an East Coast electronics manufacturer that’s attempting to execut...

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