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New law sets foundation for taller wood buildings

Senate Bill 5450, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year, goes into effect today, June 7, enabling builders to use certain new timber products to construct bigger buildings than had been permitted previously. The bill specifically directs t...

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Developing an APP-etite with WildRide

WildRide Inc., a new Spokane venture created by recent Gonzaga University graduates, serves up a twist on culinary adventures. Hope Morgan and Chloe Sabo are among five Gonzaga seniors who co-founded the business providing a free smartphone app for users...

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Sesh Technologies grows with cannabis industry

As the cannabis industry continues its rapid expansion, manufacturing companies across the country are clamoring to develop new technologies to meet the needs of growers, producers and consumers. One such company is Sesh Technologies & Manufacturing LLC,...

Itron inks contracts far afield

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. says it has signed contracts for new projects with two utilities, Gulfport, Miss.-based Mississippi Power, and New Zealand-based Network Waitaki Ltd. Although Itron declined to disclose the value of either contract, the comp...

Avista plans $165M meter upgrade

Spokane-based Avista Utilities is partnering with Liberty Lake-based meter technology manufacturer Itron Inc. to install smart meters throughout Avista's Washington service territory in a $165 million project scheduled to begin next fall, the utility comp...

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Flexhibit expands, rolls out mobile STEM product

Spokane Valley-based IQ Smart Interactive LLC, which does business as Flexhibit, has launched Flexcart, a line of portable science center exhibits designed for hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in schools, says Coleen Qui...

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Powering up: Northwest Renewables

General contractor Gavin Tenold and electrician Harlan Heise formed Northwest Renewables LLC in 2016 because they saw solar and backup battery installation as a growing market. Now, the co-owners project the company’s revenue will jump in 2018 to $1.3 ...

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Collabra Technology looks to grow following merger

TourFactory, a Spokane company that developed virtual home tours, has merged with Proxio Inc., a global marketing and networking services company based in Santa Clara, Calif. The two have combined to form a new software company known as Collabra Technolo...

Schweitzer Engineering plans big new building in Midwest

Pullman, Wash.-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. says it plans to build a 100,000-square-foot electrical power and research facility near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. that could generate 300 or more jobs there. The Schweitzer ...

Fatbeam lands $2 million fiber optic project

Coeur d’Alene-based fiber-optic provider Fatbeam LLC says it has secured a $2 million contract with an undisclosed local carrier that will install 100 miles of fiber from Liberty Lake into North Idaho, through Kootenai County and winding its way north i...

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