Spokane Journal of Business

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Deer Park’s loyal Knights

The Deer Park business community has high financial hopes for its new business park and industrial center, which now has as its first tenants, two subsidiaries of the 49-year-old Knight Construction & Supply Inc. Knight EZ Dock Inc. and Knight Wall Syste...


Action Fasteners reports rising revenue trend

Tim Jackson started Action Fasteners & Supply Inc., of Spokane, in 1994 out of his garage with two sheets of plywood and four sawhorses. Today, the wholesale fastener distribution company at 3335 E. Trent operates in 10,000 square feet of space and is a ...


Ohmygaia LLC: A natural solution to sweat

It’s good to press hard in a race running toward the finish line, but one Coeur d’Alene woman wanted to get to that point with a little less perspiration. A runner of marathons, Wendy Harris heard the same complaint from other female distance runners...


Startup SafeGuard Equipment energizes investors

Three recent University of Idaho graduates, each hailing from families of electrical workers, have generated substantial attention from Spokane-area startup investors as a company they’ve founded, SafeGuard Equipment Inc., develops a wristband that woul...


Garco Building Systems to keep some staff in Spokane

Despite the recent layoff of 112 manufacturing workers and the shuttering of manufacturing operations at Garco Building Systems’ Airway Heights facility, the company says it will retain nearly 50 workers here in information technology, sales, and procur...

Able Label grows under former Red Lion executive

Art Coffey, former CEO of Red Lion Hotels Corp. and now president of Able Label, says the Spokane label-manufacturing company has seen consistent strong growth since he and his wife, Kaleen, bought it and moved it to larger quarters. The company is locat...


Litehouse expands operations in Sandpoint

Litehouse Inc., the Sandpoint-based salad dressing maker is in the midst of a $6.2 million expansion project at its Sandpoint manufacturing plant where it hopes to continue increasing its production and its workforce. The company plans to break ground be...


Water discharge regulations raise concerns

Three municipal operators along with Kaiser Aluminum Corp. and Inland Empire Paper Co. have Spokane River discharge permits up for renewal, but participants are raising concerns about higher regulatory standards being imposed as part of permit updates. F...


Scrap metal woes pile up

Spokane-area scrap metal collection and recycling companies say a global market slowdown has battered their industry in recent years, and industry forecasts indicate a rebound in demand for scrap metal is still at least three years away. “It’s really...

Spokane-area exports grow by $17 million

Goods exported from the Spokane and Spokane Valley metropolitan area totaled a little over $823 million last year, marking a 2.1 percent increase from 2014, according to the International Trade Administration’s 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview rel...

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