Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

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Riverstone Ramp-Up

Residential construction activity in the big Riverstone urban village northwest of downtown Coeur d’Alene is back in stride with 50 luxury and custom homes valued at a total of more than $30 million now in some stage of development....

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First of five bond-funded Post Falls school projects rises

Construction is under way on a $3.1 million expansion project at River City Middle School, in Post Falls, says Scott Fischer, the project architect with the Coeur d’Alene design firm Architects West Inc. ...

Transamerican Auto Parts plans big distribution center, store in Post Falls

Transamerican Auto Parts Co., of Compton, Calif., said this morning it plans to open a distribution center and a 4 Wheel Parts retail store in Post Falls. The company has leased an 85,000-square foot warehouse building at 5300 W. Riverbend that’s vis...

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After Coldwater Creek, Sandpoint finds strength in diversity

Sandpoint’s diverse and growing employment base is helping offset last year’s loss of major employer Coldwater Creek, several business representatives and observers there say. Companies representing software, aerospace, biomedical, and manufacturing ...

Aspen Homes erects new office building at Riverstone

Longtime Coeur d’Alene homebuilder Aspen Homes & Development LLC is constructing a new $1 million office building near the Spokane River in the Riverstone development, says Tom Stam, an Aspen Homes principal. Aspen Homes is acting as its own contractor...

Fatbeam wins fiber jobs with two school districts

Fatbeam LLC, a fiber-optic broadband provider based in Coeur d’Alene, says it has secured contracts with school districts in Pasco, Wash., and Bend, Ore. The company says in a press release that it will install a total of 58 miles of fiber to upgrade t...

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Willamette Valley Bank to move its Coeur d’Alene home loan center

Oregon-based Willamette Valley Bank plans to move its Coeur d’Alene home-loan center by summer into a new building on Sherman Avenue at the east edge of downtown, says Steve Novotny, the bank’s Coeur d’Alene sales manager and one of its loan officer...

Hecla to acquire Revett Mining in $20 million transaction

Hecla Mining Co., of Coeur d’Alene, said this morning it has agreed to acquire Revett Mining Co., of Spokane Valley, in a stock transaction valued at $20 million. The transaction is scheduled to be completed late this second quarter and is contingent...

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LaBreck Stainless Works LLC: Tapping stainless steel tanks

Brandon LaBreck, owner of LaBreck Stainless Works LLC, says his biggest concern for the company is keeping up with demand as he looks to expand. The three-year-old Hayden company’s mainstay is manufacturing and installing sanitary stainless steel tanks...

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