Spokane Journal of Business

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BumbleBar expands as sales increase sharply

Spokane Valley-based BumbleBar Inc. says it has moved to a larger manufacturing facility to accommodate its rapid growth. The gluten-free snack bar maker has moved into 36,000 square feet of space in the Flora Industrial Center, at 3014 N. Flora Road. It...

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Spokane Valley manufacturer CXT begins partnership with hydroponics company

Spokane Valley-based CXT Inc. has begun a new manufacturing partnership with Vertical Harvest Hydroponics LLC, an Anchorage, Alaska-based company that designs and builds what are called containerized growing systems. Containerized growing systems are co...

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Pearson Packaging’s growth wave

Pearson Packaging Systems, the West Plains-based maker of packaging equipment, says it expects double-digit revenue growth this year and for the foreseeable future. President and CEO Michael A. Senske says the company has experienced that sustained level...

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Post Falls parts maker restrengthens through reshoring

Swiss Tech Precision USA, a Post Falls company that makes critical metal parts that other manufacturers use in a variety of products, is regaining strength largely through reshoring efforts of its U.S. customers, says Christopher Mark Choate, who bought S...

Kalispel Tribe studies starting clothing company

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is exploring the possibility of starting its own sewing and clothing company, says the planning director for the tribe. In March, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved a $50,000 grant t...

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Kaiser plans to increase efficiency with upgrades at Trentwood

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. vice president Scott Endres says the $150 million investment the company has committed to its Trentwood plant in Spokane Valley in the next five years is vital to keeping the company competitive in the global market for its immediate...

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Landing a drone hub

Efforts are underway to lift the status of Kootenai County as a national hub for drone technology. Brad Ward, president of Hayden-based Empire Unmanned LLC, contends the Hayden, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Rathdrum area has a collaborative edge ov...

Boeing cuts jobs to reduce prices

Boeing’s new cost-reduction plan has deep ramifications for Washington because the bulk of the 4,500 job cuts are likely to land here. CEO Dennis Muilenburg asked investors to view the savings initiative as “playing offense in a competitive marketpl...

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Holster maker Tedder Industries targets growth

Thomas Tedder sees no signs that U.S. guns sales will decline anytime soon. That means his holster-making company, Tedder Industries, currently of Hayden, likely will enjoy strong growth for years to come, he says. The company had 30 employees when it mo...

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Servatron inks its first contract in aerospace

Spokane Valley-based Servatron Inc. has entered the aerospace industry by signing a three-year contract with AvtechTyee, an Everett, Wash.-based manufacturer of electronic systems for the aerospace industry, to test and assemble that company’s electroni...

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