Spokane Journal of Business

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One Tree Hard Cider: Good times for hard cider

Now in its third year of operation, Spokane Valley-based One Tree Hard Cider LLC plans to keep expanding by extending its distribution area and creating a second tasting room here. The company increased production this year hoping to increase sales, a...

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Smelter plan raises power issue

The manager of the electric utility that would supply the recently announced silicon smelter planned in Usk, Wash., 50 miles north of Spokane, is anxious to know more about the potential big-power customer, Edmonton, Alberta-based HiTest Sand Inc. Colin ...

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S2 Media: Bringing business under the microscope

Spokane Valley-based S2 Media, a women-owned and -operated company that manufactures microbiological dishes, is eager to begin offering more products and expanding into the market, its co-owners say. S2 Media is a division of S2M Enterprises LLC, which ...

Valley chamber sponsors manufacturing expo

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the seventh annual Manufacturing Matters Expo, to be held Sept. 26 and 27. Rick Pickel, expo chairman and sales manager at Haskins Steel Co., says this year’s event will have 50 exhibit...

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Carbon-emissions tax initiative stirs strong debate

Spokane-area manufacturers and utilities contend that Initiative 732, which would create a tax on carbon emitted statewide, will hurt both businesses and residents, while proponents say it will reduce carbon emissions and benefit low-income families. The...

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Schweitzer Engineering plugs into rapid growth

Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., is growing quickly around the world, although it also remains committed to its home base, says company CEO Luis D’Acosta. The company recently broke ground on two buildings in which it plans to ex...

Cd’A parts maker acquires West Side competitor

The husband-and-wife owners of Accurate Molded Plastics Inc., a plastic parts maker based in Coeur d’Alene, have bought competitor Mold-Rite Inc., of Woodinville, Wash., for an undisclosed sum. Together, the two companies employ 230 people, including a...

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Empire Technical Development finds fresh focus on bugs

Peter Bean had no idea when he co-founded Empire Technical Development LLC three years ago that he’d one day pack his bags and travel to the Entomology Society of America’s annual trade show to try to drum up new business. “No, it certainly wasn...

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Nelson Brothers Inc.: Inventor at heart

Rod Nelson, president and owner of Spokane Valley-based Nelson Brothers Inc., has developed a conceptual prototype for a sprinkler system he says can conserve water by being programmed from an app downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. “The potential is...

Sterling International debuts clip-on repellent

Spokane Valley-based Sterling International Inc. has debuted its latest product, a clip-on mosquito repellent. Called the GoClip, the device is designed to fend off insects while attached to a shirt collar, waistband, shorts pocket, hat, or lanyard. S...

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