Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pullman, Wash.-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Continues to Expand

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), an employee-owned company serving the power industry worldwide, continues to expand. Employment at its Pullman campus has reached 2,000 and the company has 200 local job openings, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. About two dozen of the jobs are in manufacturing assembly.

 The company is internationally known for the high quality of equipment it designs and manufactures to monitor and control electrical systems.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spokane's Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center Plans $10 Million Primary Care Clinic

The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center is in the design phase of a $10 million primary care clinic to be constructed on the hospital campus in northwest Spokane. The 25,000-square-foot clinic will be designed to accommodate a new patient-aligned care team focus. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016.

For more information, read the Journal of Business article.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valley Medical Center of Lewis-Clark Valley Plans Clarkston Clinic Expansion

Valley Medical Center, in the Lewis-Clark Valley, plans to double the size of its Clarkston clinic. The $500,000 project will allow the clinic, which provides pediatric and immediate care, to meet growing needs in the community. The project will nearly double the footprint of the 2,400-square-foot, single-story building by adding 2,200 square feet on the west side.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Deaconess Hospital to Build Ambulatory Health Care Center in North Spokane

Deaconess Hospital is building a $5.2 million ambulatory health care center on the north side of Spokane.

The hospital plans to erect a single-story building with 12,700 square feet of space. The $3.7 million project should be completed next spring. Deaconess is also remodeling and expanding the emergency department at its main hospital.

To learn more, read the Journal of Business article.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Grain Cooperatives to Build Major Rail Loading Facility Near Spokane

Five grain cooperatives in Central and Eastern Washington will build a major rail loading facility on the West Plains to ship wheat on BNSF Railway lines. The $26.4 million project will protect existing shipping rates for growers in the region.

The facility will assemble 110-car trains for shipment on BNSF lines. In addition, the project is seeking government funding for 6.9 miles of short line track improvements from the facility to Cheney at a cost of $6 million.

Read the Spokesman-Review article to learn more.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Aero-Flite to Relocate Headquarters to Spokane

Aero-Flite Inc., a company that flies and maintains tankers that fight wildfires around the country, is relocating its headquarters from Arizona to the Spokane International Airport.

Aero-Flite will move four airplanes from Arizona and create 50 local jobs. Company officials expect to bring 17 mechanics and five management personnel with them, and will be hiring additional mechanics and some pilots.

For more information, read the Spokesman Review article.