Spokane Journal of Business

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Quest Aircraft grows its market reach, expands its Idaho plant

Quest Aircraft Co., the Sandpoint-based maker of the rugged Kodiak airplane, announced earlier this month at an aircraft show in Wisconsin that it has expanded its dealership network, and it also now offers a fully certified executive version of the plane...

Seright family plans to open third Ace Hardware store

Sandy and Nancy Seright and their son, Brett, plan to develop an Ace Hardware store in Rathdrum that will be their third in North Idaho....

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...

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...

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Bankcda attains record assets as outlook improves

Bankcda, one of the smallest and youngest Inland Northwest-based community banks, expects to crest $100 million in assets this year, says Wes Veach, bankcda president and CEO. ...

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 ...

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