Spokane Journal of Business

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Rare Ayre: Bottling a sense of place

Newly established business owner Michelle Anderson describes herself as a kind of story teller, whose company is working to tell the stories of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic places through their scent. “This region’s landscapes are so very e...

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North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

As Idaho’s aerospace industry continues to grow, so too do programs like those offered through North Idaho College’s Aerospace Center for Excellence, says aerospace director Patrick O’Halloran. “The future for aerospace jobs in this region looks ...

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Telect in growth mode as founders exit its board

As Telect Inc.’s co-founders leave its board, the Liberty Lake-based communications networking equipment manufacturing company is looking to continue its recent growth. “We definitely consider this period to be one of growth,” says company Preside...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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-...

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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...

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