Fluid Controls and Components Inc. recently completed construction of a new 8,000-square-foot fabrication shop, located behind its headquarters at 3095 Kingsgate Way in Richland. The 15-year-old company is making pipeline components for the water and chemical distribution system at the Hanford tank farm and has plans to expand into the food processing and agricultural sectors.

Richland company opens new fabrication shop to meet local demand

FCCI working to fabricate pipeline for Hanford tank farm project The welding torches are ablaze in a Richland company’s new fabrication shop where highly-skilled welders are making pipeline components for the water and chemical distribution system for the Hanford tank farm. Fluid Controls and Components Inc., or FCCI, specializes in nuclear-certified piping materials, valves, instrumentation, […]

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Sunrise Veterinary Clinic technicians review a digital X-ray taken. The Benton City clinic is under new ownership and upgrading services offered. (Courtesy Sunrise Veterinary Clinic)

Benton City veterinary clinic under new ownership after 30 years

Sunrise Vet Clinic’s new owner has plans for building, technology improvements Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in Benton City kicked off the new year with a change of ownership, new hires and plans for several improvements. Dr. Sharon Molton took over the 2,800-square-foot, full-service practice for companion animals and the active customer base of 2,000 on Dec. […]

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Construction begins next month on a new $2.8 million two-story office building at 8009 W. Tucannon Ave., near the intersection of Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard in Kennewick. Chicago Title Co. of Washington plans to move into the new building by the end of the year. (Courtesy Elite Construction & Development Group)

Construction to begin soon on Kennewick property with a view

Chicago Tile Co. of Washington recently signed lease for space in new office building A national tenant has signed a lease to move into a Kennewick office building featuring sweeping views. Construction begins next month. The $2.8 million two-story building will feature 9,671 square feet of space and a daylight basement at 8009 W. Tucannon […]

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Salvation Army shelves plans for building new Pasco center

New committee to meet to review strategic plan for future facility It’s back to the drawing board on plans for the Salvation Army’s new community and social services center. The Pasco branch of the international charity recently took down its sign on a vacant lot on Lewis Street in Pasco, between 18th and 20th streets, […]

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Construction on the 10,808-square-foot Amon Hills Business Center is underway on West Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. The building will be home to Kennewick Dental and Desert Winds Wireless and two 1,750-square-foot suites are available for lease. (Courtesy of Thornhill Architects)

Kennewick Dental, Desert Winds Wireless team up on new business center

$2.7 million Amon Hills Business Center will offer two suites for lease New lease space will hit the market along Clearwater Avenue on the rapidly developing western edge of Kennewick. Construction on the 10,808-square-foot Amon Hills Business Center is underway and expected to finish by May or June. “This area is prime for continued commercial […]

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Hampton by Hilton General Manager Linda Hendricks, left, and Assistant Manager Melody Goller stand in front of the Richland hotel that is in the midst of a 130-room remodeling project. Work is expected to be complete by May.

Richland’s Hampton by Hilton undergoing $750,000 remodel

Work began in December, completion expected by May The rooms of Richland’s Hampton by Hilton are undergoing their first complete overhaul in more than 10 years. The first phase of the $750,000 remodeling project kicked off Dec. 14 with 44 rooms. The work to remodel all 130 rooms is expected to be completed by May. […]

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Madilynne Clark, left, agriculture policy research director at Washington Policy Center, based in the Tri-Cities, chats with Maurice McTigue, a former New Zealand parliament member and cabinet minister, during the second annual Farm to Free Market dinner at Pasco Red Lion on Feb. 8. About 300 people attended.

Ag community meets to hear updates on farm bill, ag reform strategies

Washington Policy Center’s Farm to Free Market event in Pasco attracts 300 people Components of the 2018 farm bill, an economic model based on the success of New Zealand’s sweeping reform, and the ongoing battle to protect assets and existing legislation that supports agricultural producers were among the topics highlighted at Washington Policy Center’s second annual […]

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Kennewick’s Hallmark store to close after 41 years

Kennewick’s Hallmark store to close after 41 years

Owner cites customers’ changing shopping habits for dwindling sales Crest Hallmark Shops announced plans to close its Kennewick Plaza store this month citing declining sales. The Richland store on George Washington Way in Washington Plaza will remain the sole Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Tri-Cities of the five started by the Jilek family in […]

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Mike Miller is the owner and founder of the new Kennewick restaurant Proof Gastropub at 924 Columbia Center Blvd. The pub offers high-end bar food, craft cocktails and views in a modern setting. A fourth-floor loft features its own bar to handle overflow seating and private events. (Courtesy Proof Gastropub)

Upscale bar food, craft cocktails served alongside sweeping views

Owner of Proof Gastropub aims to prove Tri-Citians want more than chains There’s a new restaurant showcasing the Kennewick skyline: Proof Gastropub. The high-rise eatery on Columbia Center Boulevard features a modern space with upscale bar food and craft cocktails offering fresh twists on old favorites along with the sweeping views. Mike Miller, who also […]

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