Articles by TCAJOB Staff


Networking — July 2019

NEW HIRES • April Castañeda, a senior executive with 20 years of experience leading human resources programs at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been named director of human resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Castañeda joins the Department of Energy laboratory after serving as assistant vice president for equity and equity investigations at…

business briefs

Business Briefs — July 2019

Retiring Richland schools chief hired on for next year The Richland School Board determined that “it is in the best interests of our schools that Superintendent Dr. Rick Schulte continue leading our district during the 2019-20 school year.” Board members approved a one-year extension of his contract during the June 25 board meeting. He had…

Q&A Doug Wadsworth

Q&A with Doug Wadsworth

President, Tri-CU Credit Union (formerly Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit Union) Number of employees you oversee: 17 Brief background of your business: Tri-CU (formerly Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit Union) is the only small local credit union in the Tri-Cities, originally founded in 1969 by the IBEW #112 Electricians Union, right here in Kennewick. We have grown…

State Rec Grant Overview

Benton, Franklin recreation projects get $1.8 million boost

Benton and Franklin counties received more than $1.8 million in state recreation grants to pay for a variety of projects, including improving a Pasco boat launch, developing a Pasco sports complex, renovating Prosser’s pool and buying land for a Benton City riverfront park and future sports complex. Franklin County received $1 million, and Benton County…

Hanford 75th

Events celebrate 75 years of Hanford history

Community-wide events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hanford B Reactor kick off in August. The world’s first large-scale nuclear reactor went critical for the first time on Sept. 26, 1944. Built in just under a year, the reactor and the 1,200 or so other buildings that populated the Hanford site by that time…

Great American Powder Coating and Eco-Blasting

Powder-coating company opens in Pasco

A new powder-coating company capable of handling oversize materials has opened in Pasco. Great American Powder Coating and Eco-Blasting recently opened a 6,000-square-foot facility that boasts an oven 25 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8 feet high at 1620 E. Salt Lake St., Building A. The new business also offers an environmentally-safe, mobile eco-blasting…

Wildhorse Resort and Casino

$85M expansion set for Wildhorse Resort and Casino

An $85 million construction project at Wildhorse Resort and Casino near Pendleton will add a new 24-lane bowling alley, food court and larger arcade. Work began last month on the first phase of the project that includes the expansion of the Children’s Entertainment Center, a family-friendly wing filled with video games, jungle gym and karaoke,…

business updates

Business Updates — July 2019

NEW BUSINESSES 3 Farmers Tasting Room has opened at 590 Merlot Drive in Prosser. The business offers wine tastings for labels by Valicoff Estates, Roxboro Vineyard and Farm Boy/Farm Girl by Smasne Cellars. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Contact: 509-781-6233. Barrk Pet Wash has opened at 710 George Washington Way, Suite…

top properties

Top Properties — July 2019

Top property values listed start at $500,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. BENTON COUNTY 3887 W. Seventh Ave., Kennewick, 1.87 acres of commercial land. Price: $2,930,000. Buyer: Sunset Ridge 3887. Seller: BMB Development. 3120 Clark Court, West Richland, 4,786-square-foot, residential home on 2.5 acres. Price: $1,115,000. Buyer: Bryce and Brittany Kelly.…

Marijuana Licenses

Marijuana licenses — July 2019

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Cannabees Logistics, 17504 W. Yakitat Place NW, Suite A, Benton City. License type: marijuana transportation. Application: new. APPROVEDWonder West Group, 15505 N. Webber Canyon Road NE, Suite E, Benton City. License type: marijuana producer tier 3. Application type: change of location.…

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