Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Liberty Lake roundabout slated at Mission, Harvard

Newman Lake, Wash.-based contractor William Winkler Co. is the apparent low bidder on a $1.2 million Washington state Department of Transportation project to construct a roundabout near the Interstate 90-Liberty Lake westbound exit, says DOT Al be...

Cd'A equipment company branch moving to Post Falls

The Coeur d'Alene branch of Baton Rouge, La.-based H&E Equipment Services Inc. plans to move around the end of this year to a larger building being developed in Post Falls, says Ken Nelson, branch manager.H&E Equipment will lease the building at...

County awards $3 million in street repaving projects

Spokane County has awarded two large road repaving contracts totaling $3 million to contractors here, with work expected to start this month on both projects, says senior engineer Bob Brueggeman.Spokane-based Shamrock Paving Co. is the on a $1.8...

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Avista begins renovation work at Huntington Park

Avista Corp., of Spokane, says it has launched an eight-month, $2 million project to renovate land it owns south and west of Avista Utilities' Post Street substation in downtown Spokane.The area, known as Huntington Park, is named for the third...

Valley plans to add online features to its permit system

The city of Spokane Valley is implementing high-tech features in its permitting system that soon will enable builders and contractors to apply for and track certain building permits online, says Doug Powell, the city's building official.Spokane...

$5 million project planned at Fred Meyer along Thor

Portland-based Fred Meyer Stores is planning a $5 million interior remodel of its store at 400 S. Thor, with construction expected to start around the first of the year, says Bellevue, Wash.-based company spokeswoman Amanda Ip. Although still in...

Hart Field athletic complex facility upgrades under way

Schimmels Construction Inc., of Spokane, recently began work on a $6.6 million job to renovate athletic facilities at Hart Field, located north of 37th Avenue between the current and future Jefferson Elementary School sites.Hart Field is the for...

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Greenstone seeks permits for another 28 townhomes

Liberty Lake-based real estate development company Greenstone Corp. has submitted building permit applications for 28 town-house units in the Kendall Yards urban village development northwest of downtown, says Drew Benato, manager of Greenstone's a...

Construction posts low jobless rate

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell below double digits in June for the first time since 2008 as every segment of the industry added employees, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of...

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Modular builder taps new markets

Stratford Building Corp., of Rathdrum, which operates a 55,000-square-foot factory complex, expects 2013 to be a banner sales year after having gained footholds in new construction-market sectors during the recession, says John Davis, the company's...

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