Spokane Journal of Business

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Quest Aircraft certified for safety in Russia, African nation

Quest Aircraft Co., the Sandpoint-based maker of the rugged Kodiak light airplane, says it has been awarded type certification from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee and the Civil Aviation Authority of Namibia, Africa. A type certificate is a saf...

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Architectural panel maker launches downtown

Former CenturyLink executive Tom Novotney and three partners have launched Revamp Panels LLC, a young Spokane-based company that makes functional metal art and other products. The company opened its first showroom earlier this month in a 2,500-square-fo...

Alcobra buys precision metal-cutting company

Alcobra Metals Inc., a Spokane specialty metals processor that services machine-shop and fabrication industries, has acquired Spokane precision metal-cutting company ShapeCut Industries LLC and plans to combine the capabilities of both companies, says Alc...

Sandpoint plane maker lands first sale in European market

The new European dealer for Quest Aircraft Co. has made its first sale of the Sandpoint-built Kodiak airplane, and Quest is seeking Europe-wide safety certification of the Kodiak, says Quest spokeswoman Julie Stone. Dusseldorf, Germany-based Rheinland Ai...

Unicep moves operations into former Odom facility on the West Plains

Sandpoint-based Unicep Packaging LLC says it has moved shipping, receiving, and administrative offices from a Liberty Lake distribution center space to the much larger, former Odom Corp. warehouse building on the West Plains and is renovating the structur...

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SCC looks to keep aerospace momentum rolling

Though federal funding from an Air Washington worker retraining grant will end in the fall, Dave Cox, dean of Spokane Community College’s technical education division, says he’s confident the department will continue to grow....

Clearwater Paper mulls Lewiston mill upgrade

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corp. is considering a $160 million upgrade at its pulp and paperboard mill in Lewiston, Idaho. The upgrade, which would include replacing aging digesters with a single, more efficient digester system, depends on certain co...

Wall systems company lands projects abroad

After sustained marketing efforts to garner market share overseas, Flexhibits, the Spokane-based company that designs and makes modular interchangeable wall systems for museums and science discovery centers, has recently signed contracts with companies as...

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Reopened Omak mill hits its stride

Omak Wood Products LLC has ramped up production and increased its workforce a year and a half after upgrading and reopening a long-closed plywood mill about 140 miles northwest of Spokane, says Dick Baldwin, the mill’s president. The mill is located in...

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