Spokane Journal of Business

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Freight manager here rolls toward double-digit growth

Compass Distributing LLC, a division of Fast Way Freight System Inc. that's doing business as Compass Freight Management, is on track to see a 60 percent increase in revenue for 2013 compared with last year, says Fast Way co-owner Mark handles its...

Manufacturing job gains lag targeted pace, group says

The latest monthly U.S.jobs reportshows America's manufacturing sectordidn't gain a single jobin April 2013, a setback in the effort to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the president's second term, says the Alliance for American Paul,...

Manufacturer index shows large gains

U.S. small business manufacturingisgrowing again by inventing new industries and business processes, says PayNet, a small-business analytics and risk-management company. The PayNet Manufacturing Index, which measures the amount of investment &...

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More growth in Pullman -Art only

The $9 million, 98,000-square-foot Zocholl Building, top center, takes shape on the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. main campus in Pullman. The facility will enable the company to test products at a central location. Schweitzer is acting...

UI team cuts defects at buck knives

A team of five graduating University of Idaho mechanical engineering students has designed safety-and-efficiency improvements for a machine used to assemble flagship folding knives that helped make Buck Knives a household name.For their the were...

Taking informatics approach to lung cancer treatment

Experts from The Ohio State University and University of Kentucky are collaborating to create what they claim is a first-of-its-kind biomedical informatics-based approach to help improve survival rates in people with lung cancer, which is the among...

Too few nurses said to be involved in quality initiatives

Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the U.S., and health care leaders and experts agree that engaging registered nurses in quality improvement efforts is essential to improving our health care system, patient care, and our the...

Evaluating cost-effectiveness of helicopter transports

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine claim to have determined, for the first time, how often emergency medical helicopters need to help save the lives of seriously injured people to be considered cost-effective compared with if...

St. Luke's begins offering therapy at Oz Fitness gyms

Spokane-based St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute says it has leased space at four Spokane-area Oz Fitness locations, where two of its physical therapists have begun conducting therapy sessions by appointment.The new St. Luke's leased areas are...

Providence launches pain management clinic at HF

Providence Health Care, of Spokane, says it has opened a pain management clinic at Holy Family Hospital on the North Side that's intended to be a resource for physicians with patients who are struggling to keep pain in check.The Providence Pain...

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