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McKinstry recently opened a larger office in Pasco to accommodate staff growth and the future buildout of a 10,000-square-foot fabrication shop. (Courtesy McKinstry)

McKinstry expands Pasco offices to serve as regional hub

A Seattle-based construction and energy-efficiency contractor has expanded its Pasco offices to coordinate project teams and job site operations across the region. McKinstry recently opened a larger office to accommodate staff growth and the future buildout of a 10,000-square-foot fabrication shop at 5702 Industrial Way in Pasco. The mixed-use office and light manufacturing facility features…

The Richland Mor Furniture for Less store is at 1430 Tapteal Drive, near Kohl’s. (Photo by Shawna Dinh)

Chinese company acquires Mor Furniture for Less

A Chinese company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Mor Furniture for Less’ 36 stores, including the one in Richland. Healthcare Co. Ltd. expects to pay $68.4 million for the furniture chain, and the transaction should be completed by the end of October. Healthcare Co. will operate the stores separately, each with a…

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McCain Foods’ Othello plant expansion to add more jobs, french fries

An expansion project is underway at Othello’s McCain Food plant that will add more than 180 new jobs. The construction project—a $300 million investment—also will add 170,000 square feet and a state-of-the-art battered and conventional french fry processing line. The line will significantly expand McCain Foods’ North American production capacity, said Tarah Arnold, McCain Foods’ U.S. corporate…

Q&A with Rebekah S. Woods

President of Columbia Basin College Number of employees you oversee: The college employs approximately 700 regular employees, not including adjuncts, part-time hourly and student workers. Brief background about your college: Columbia Basin College is a public community college serving the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities since 1955. Our mission is to inspire, educate and support all…


Business Briefs — October 2019

Connect Tri-Cities returns on Oct. 22 Connect Tri-Cities will bring job seekers, employers, educators, labor, tribes, veterans and industry leaders together during this year’s Connect Tri-Cities event on Oct. 22. Connect Tri-Cities offers visitors an opportunity to engage with the Tri-City community, Hanford contractors, small businesses and youth. One of the highlights is the STEM…

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Networking — October 2019

NEW HIRES Andrea Whitlow has been named manager of STCU’s Queensgate branch in Richland, and Andres Montero will be the assistant manager of the Pasco branch, set to open early next year. Whitlow brings 14 years of financial services experience, including nine years with credit unions. Montero draws on six years of financial and retail…

Business Updates

Business Updates — October 2019

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Polished Nail Salon has opened at 3617 Plaza Way, Suite G in Kennewick. The salon offers manicures, pedicures and other nail services. Hours: 9:30 a.m.…

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Bankruptcies — October 2019

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is charged.Chapter 11 — Allows companies and individuals to restructure debts to repay them.Chapter 12 — Allows family farmers to restructure finances to avoid liquidation for foreclosure.Chapter 13 — Plan is devised by the individual to…

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Top Properties — October 2019

Top property values listed start at $500,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 2038 Newhaven Loop, Richland, 3,679-square-foot, residential home. Price: $525,000. Buyer: David Schroetlin and Brenda Steel. Seller: Robert and Lynn Wiskerchen. 8676 W.…

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Building Permits — October 2019

BENTON COUNTY Uel Hansen, 73203 E. Sundown PRSE, $6,000 for commercial addition. Contractor: owner. Eric & Leslie Hoppe, 27938 W. Old Inland Empire Highway, $138,100 for commercial remodel. Contractor: Construction Management Specialist. FRANKLIN COUNTY Double Arrow Real Estate, 7021 W. Argent Road, Pasco, $37,500 for a sign. Contractor: YESCO. KENNEWICK City of Kennewick, 7400 W.…

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