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Revett Minerals posts loss, files for U.S. corporation

Spokane Valley-based Revett Minerals Inc. has reported a third-quarter net loss of $600,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of $4.4 million a year ago. The loss follows 10 months of halted operations at the company's Troy Mine in...

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Wemco plans big new facility on West Plains

Airway Heights-based Wemco Inc., a light industrial equipment manufacturer, is starting a $6 million project to build a new production facility on a 10-acre parcel on the West Plains, says John Rouse, the company's vice president.The project is...

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Engineering firm slims down machine manufacturing

Lambie Engineering LLC, of Spokane Valley, is hoping to revolutionize the way companies fabricate parts through the concept of lean manufacturing. One of the tenets of lean manufacturing, says Lambie Engineering President and owner Ken Lambie, a...

Vandermeer to expand, move in Valley

Vandermeer Forest Products Inc., a Lynnwood, Wash.-based wholesale lumber supplier, is preparing to move its Spokane Valley operations onto its own property in the Valley from leased office space and a third-party distribution facility, says Gary a...

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...

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