Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > North Idaho

Spate of highway projects in works in North Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department recently has awarded contracts totaling $12.4 million for highway projects now in their early construction stages in North Idaho, says Marvin Fenn, the department’s Coeur d’Alene-based District 1 engineering manager...

Hecla Mining agrees to acquire Mines Management

Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Mines Management Inc., of Spokane. The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2016 and is subject to approval by Mines Management shareh...

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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...

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Inland Northwest ski resorts rebound

Five Inland Northwest ski resorts are coming off much-improved seasons following the disastrous 2014-15 snow-drought season. Brad McQuarrie, general manager at Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, says the park 30 miles north of Spokane had many outstanding...

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Developing a different approach to dementia care

Senior caregiver Judy Cornish realized a few years ago that her dementia patients relaxed more if she chatted with them regularly about what was happening. Her friendly bantering used intentional words giving clients needed information to offset their l...

Idaho selects design team for joint higher-ed facility in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Department of Public Works has selected a team made up of H2A Architects PA, of Coeur d’Alene, and Integrus Architecture PS, of Spokane, to design a planned $9.7 million North Idaho Collaborative Education facility in Coeur d’Alene, says Ela...

New T-O Engineers office scores work on 10 projects

Since opening its first Washington office here this past December, Meridian Idaho-based engineering firm T-O Engineers Inc. has started more than 10 projects in the Spokane area. J.R. Norvell, office manager for T-O Engineers Spokane office, says the co...

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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...

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Panhandle EXPANSION

Southern Idaho-based Idaho Central Credit Union has just one modest branch in North Idaho, but the credit union has big growth plans there, just as it’s enjoying consistent strong performance across the financial cooperative, says Coeur d’Alene branch...

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Kent Hull lines up major projects

Kent Hull, managing partner at Iron Bridge Office Campus, says his development companies are planning major projects in Spokane and Hayden that could total $70 million in construction value. The project closest on the horizon would be Iron Bridge IV, a 9...

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