Spokane Journal of Business

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Hotstart acquires UK engine heating manufacturer

Spokane Valley-based maker of engine heating equipment Hotstart Inc. has acquired IPU Group’s engine heating business based in the United Kingdom. ...

Exotic Metals explores West Plains expansion

Kent, Wash.-based Exotic Metals Forming Co. is considering constructing two more manufacturing facilities on its 56.6-acre property on west McFarlane Road, in Airway Heights....

Golden West Packaging acquires Allpak Container

Los Angeles-based Golden West Packaging Group LLC has acquired packaging manufacturer Allpak Container LLC, which has operations in Cheney and Renton, Wash....

Itron expands work with Brazilian utility

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. says RGE, a Brazil-based subsidiary of CPFL Energia, will expand its Itron GenX network to the utility’s commercial and industrial customers....

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Making a case for Boeing in Spokane

Chicago-based Boeing Co. is signaling it likely will delay announcing until next year its much anticipated new aircraft line referred to as the new middle-market airplane, or more informally the 797, says Larry Krauter, Spokane International Airport CEO. ...

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Icons LeRoy Nosbaum: Engineering a Spokane-area tech manufacturer to success

In a career that spanned more than 40 years in the utilities industry, LeRoy Nosbaum spent about 17 years at Liberty Lake-based energy and water technology and services company Itron Inc., including two separate periods as the company’s CEO. ...

Litehouse names new president

Litehouse Inc., the Sandpoint, Idaho-based dressing and consumer packaged goods company, has named longtime company executive Kelly Prior as its new president. Prior also will join the Litehouse board of directors, according to a press release issued ...

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Innovating Idaho: Coeur d’Alene’s entrepreneurial ecosystem accelerates

There has long been a notion that to succeed in the technology sector, you have to relocate to Seattle, Boston, or the Silicon Valley. But a group of like-minded people in Coeur d’Alene are working to break that mold and turn the Lake City ...

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Glucose Revival prepares product for market

Three-year-old Spokane startup company Glucose Revival is preparing its product, the Thrive glucose necklace, for an initial soft launch this month, says owner Kris Maynard....

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Post Falls holster maker shifts aim

Thomas Tedder, founder of Post Falls gun holster manufacturer Tedder Industries LLC, has sold a majority share of the company to Houston-based investment concern Main Street Capital Corp., and says he now plans to focus on real estate investments ...

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