Spokane Journal of Business

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Lloyd Industries’ plan beyond pans

Lloyd Industries Inc., the prominent Spokane Valley pizza pan and bakeware maker, is expanding the nonculinary manufacturing side of its operations with the launch of a newly named affiliate, Lloyd Metal Fabrication, says Traci Rennaker, the company’s p...


Servatron stays on growth track

The president of Spokane Valley-based Servatron Inc., a maker of electronic circuitry boards, says he expects the company to top $26 million in sales this year, which was the sales total the company reached last year. “Based on our current trend, we fu...

Marijuana testing a must for many manufacturers

Manufacturers in the Northwest are facing a new crisis. Until recently, hip tech firms and Mom and Dad’s couch were the biggest recruiting threats to the manufacturing industry. Although many manufacturing companies are adapting with flex schedules, lea...


Percussionaire set to breathe life into old Coldwater Creek campus

Bonner County-based manufacturer Percussionaire Corp. is preparing to move its operations to new quarters this summer, a decision company CEO Mark Baillie says will allow for increased production capabilities, as the company gets ready for the release of ...


Kaiser ramps up plant investment at Trentwood

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. officials say the company has started spending more aggressively on the $150 million investment the company has committed to at its Trentwood plant in Spokane Valley. Kaiser announced near the end of 2015 it would be investing the m...


Sales swell for StanCraft Boats

Barely a year after settling into its Hayden headquarters and production facility, Stan-Craft Boat Co., the North Idaho-based maker of hand-built wooden boats, has launched plans to expand its operations there this summer, says StanCraft president and co-...


Wemco stays on uptick in new digs on the West Plains

It’s been two years since Wemco Co., an Airway Heights-based light-industrial equipment manufacturer, expanded into a new production facility, and according to one company official, it’s not yet done growing. Matt Turner, Wemco’s executive vice pr...


Deer Park’s loyal Knights

The Deer Park business community has high financial hopes for its new business park and industrial center, which now has as its first tenants, two subsidiaries of the 49-year-old Knight Construction & Supply Inc. Knight EZ Dock Inc. and Knight Wall Syste...


Action Fasteners reports rising revenue trend

Tim Jackson started Action Fasteners & Supply Inc., of Spokane, in 1994 out of his garage with two sheets of plywood and four sawhorses. Today, the wholesale fastener distribution company at 3335 E. Trent operates in 10,000 square feet of space and is a ...


Ohmygaia LLC: A natural solution to sweat

It’s good to press hard in a race running toward the finish line, but one Coeur d’Alene woman wanted to get to that point with a little less perspiration. A runner of marathons, Wendy Harris heard the same complaint from other female distance runners...

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