Spokane Journal of Business

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Nicks Handmade Boots buys old Display House building

Nicks Handmade Boots has bought the former Display House building in Spokane Valley and plans to move its operations there this fall, says Nicks general manager Frank Petrilli. The 20,000-square-foot space, which is located at 6510 E. Sprague and will h...

De Leon Foods to open second grocery store, tortilla making facility in Spokane Valley

De Leon Foods Inc., a Spokane-based company that operates a Mexican food store and deli, plans to open a second outlet at 15530 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley, says owner Sergio De Leon....

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Tate Technology founder, partner roll out new water softening device

Spokane entrepreneurs Lee Tate and Daniel Phinney say they’ll begin marketing this month an electronic device they’ve developed that treats hard water to prevent lime-scale deposits from forming and reduces existing deposits without the use of salt, c...

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Inventor set to roll out all-purpose car device

A Spokane-area man has created a tool that he says can be used for five-different functions, ranging from a small snow shovel to a traction device in bad weather. Kevin Klier of Colbert, Wash., says both Napa Auto Parts and O’Reilly Auto Parts have agr...

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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