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Hewescraft fishing boat maker preps for facility expansion

Hewes Marine Co., the Colville, Wash.-based manufacturer of Hewescraft aluminum fishing boats, is in the architectural planning stages of a $2 million facility expansion, says Tim Baris, the company’s operations and finance director. Garco Constructi...


A sewing resurgence

After years of contraction in the sewing manufacturing industry, some remaining sewing manufacturers here are seeing a resurgence in sales and employment growth, and others are looking at setting up operations in the Inland Northwest, some industry source...

Third annual manufacturing expo slated next month

Manufacturers from a broad range of industry sectors are expected to gather here for the third annual Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Aerospace Expo, which will be held Sept. 29-30. The expo aims to highlight opportunities for Inland Northwest manufac...


Ex-Im bank supporters weigh reauthorization

The fight over whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the government’s export credit agency that helps foreign companies buy U.S. goods, is frustrating to some Spokane-area manufacturers and business owners. They support the reauthorization of t...


Amy Doneen: Curbing cardiac events

Amy Doneen is a nurse practitioner, an author, an international speaker, and a business owner. She is in the business of preventing heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. She is also co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method of heart attack, stroke, and diabe...


Federal rules update pregnancy-discrimination safeguards

Recent enforcement guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission signals that the federal agency is targeting pregnancy-related discrimination as an area of emphasis, say knowledgeable observers, who add that Washington state also has rob...


North Side OB-GYN clinic embraces less invasive trend

Associates for Women’s Health, a general obstetrics and gynecology practice here, is seeing trends of women wanting less invasive treatments with quicker recovery time, says Dr. Robert Milligan, a partner at the practice. ...


Avista-led effort works to entice engineers

Spokane-based power company Avista Corp. has ramped up its student and post-graduation engineering development programs in the last few years, enabling students and graduates to experience working in different engineering departments within the company be...


Collaboration ignites educational initiative here

A group of educational, business, and nonprofit partners—brought together through an innovative civic model—will collaborate with Spokane Public Schools to expand efforts to help at-risk middle school students in northeast Spokane. The goal is to inc...

State L&I’s ‘Stay at Work’ program hits milestone

A state effort to help bring injured workers back to work as quickly as medically possible is making a real difference, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries claims. Last month, the program known as “Stay at Work” marked a milestone, ...

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