Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

HiTest Sand buys land to build silicon plant south of Newport

Canada-based HiTest Sand Inc. has bought 186 acres of land south of Newport, Wash., and started the application process for necessary permits to build a $325 million silicon smelter there, says Gregg Dohrn, who’s working as the HiTest project manager fo...

West Star Industries eyes $5.6 million facility in Hayden

West Star Industries, a Hayden-based maker of commercial stainless steel food-service products and equipment, plans to build a $5.6 million manufacturing plant in Hayden, a building permit application on file with the North Idaho city shows. Michelle Foc...

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Snacktivist Foods: Health food’s sweet spot

Joni Kindwall-Moore and her children have issues with certain foods. Eggs give her hives, and wheat makes her joints ache. Her son experiences bouts of digestive troubles and eczema from some foods, and her daughter was born intolerant of dairy products....

BumbleBar to produce new nutrition bar line for Dean & DeLuca

Spokane Valley-based snack maker BumbleBar Inc. has been selected by Wichita, Kan.-based food retailer Dean & DeLuca to make its new line of nutrition bars. Founded in 1995, BumbleBar makes plant-based, gluten-free energy bars, cookies, granola, and othe...

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