Spokane Journal of Business

PacWest Machinery to start work on new Spokane Valley dealership

Company to move Spokane equipment dealership next April

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PacWest Machinery will move to its new quarters in Spokane Valley, shown above, from a smaller space at 4030 E. Trent.

Kent, Wash.- based PacWest Machinery LLC is constructing a new Volvo Construction Equipment Dealership at 3515 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley.

PacWest Machinery CEO Andrew Wold says construction crews broke ground last month, and the company plans to move from its current, smaller office at 4030 E. Trent by next April.

PacWest Machinery “has been expanding its business and has outgrown its current leased facility on East Trent,” says Wold.

A press release issued by PacWest says the project involves building a 35,000-plus-square-foot building on about 9 acres of land. A building permit issued by the city of Spokane Valley enables the construction of up to 43,900 square feet of space at a construction cost of $5 million, which would include the heavy equipment dealership and service center and handling related site improvements.

In the press release, PacWest Machinery says the larger building will “enable the company to stock more equipment, as well as host demonstrations and training.” Amenities at the new dealership include a warehouse, modern showroom, and service capabilities.

PacWest Machinery LLC is the project owner.

Architectural Ventures, of Spokane Valley, is the building permit applicant, and Divcon Inc., of Spokane Valley, is listed on the application as the general contractor. A representative of Divcon couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

According to the Spokane County Assessor’s site, PacWest Machinery purchased the project site in March for $1.3 million.

PacWest Machinery also has branches in Eugene, Ore. and Portland. Wold declines to disclose an employee count.

The company supplies sales, rental, service, and aftermarket parts for Sweden-based Volvo construction equipment in Washington, Oregon, and northern Idaho, according to its website. It also offers equipment from other manufacturers, such as Iowa-based GOMACO Corp. and Texas-based TYMCO Inc.

The development is just one of the prominent projects underway in that area.

A $9 million multitenant warehouse facility at 15909 E. Marietta is in the works, the Journal reported last month. 

The warehouse, under the project name SDS Valley Facility, would include 110,400 square feet of space. SDS likely refers to SDS Realty Inc., a local real estate company that has shared ownership with the project owner, S&L Sullivan LLC.

Permits indicate the project will cover three parcels totaling 7.6 acres on the northwest corner of Fire Lane and Marietta Avenue, about two blocks east of the Marietta-Sullivan Road intersection. 

Along with five other parcels, the site was purchased as vacant land by the project owner for $5.5 million last November.

No construction timeline is mentioned in the building permit.

The Marietta warehouse is next to the former Itron Inc. headquarters at 2818 N. Sullivan Road, a property S&L Sullivan also owns. Spokane-based vacation rental company Stay Alfred plans to occupy 37,500 square feet of space in that facility, the Journal previously reported.

Additionally, Spokane-based online retailer etailz Inc., which employs more than 250 people, recently moved into its new 40,000-square-foot space in the former Itron complex, which includes three main buildings ranging from 30,000 to 48,600 square feet.

Itron plans moved to the former Telect Inc. headquarters building, at 2111 N. Molter Road, in Liberty Lake.

Samantha Peone
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Reporter Samantha Peone joined the Journal in 2015 as research coordinator before later transitioning into a reporter role. She covers real estate and construction.

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