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WHECO Corp. recently opened in Pasco, adding a second Tri-City location to its list of nationwide and international facilities for machinery repair. Its corporate headquarters are in Richland. (Courtesy WHECO Corp.)

Crane repair company expands
Tri-City footprint

A 51-year-old crane repair company recently opened its second location in the Tri-Cities. WHECO Corp. started out as a parts...

Q&A with Lance Stephens

Lance Stephens Richland site manager VP North American fuel manufacturing Framatome Lance Stephens Number of employees you oversee: 550 Brief...
The number of employees in manufacturing roles increased about 0.3% year over year. While this is an upward trend, manufacturing employment has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels, estimated at 8,200 jobs in the industry. (Courtesy Pasco Machine)

Area manufacturing jobs rebound but not to pre-pandemic levels

The state predicts the number of manufacturing jobs will drop in the next decade, yet industry groups intend to do...

Eligible seniors can receive free farmers market vouchers

Seniors can enjoy more fresh veggies and fruits from area farmers markets this year when they sign up for Mid-Columbia...
Sisters-in-law Julie Dawes and Julie Zirker teamed up to open a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise at 110 Gage Blvd., Suite 200 in Richland. The bakery makes nothing but Bundt cakes, though an array of decorations and small gifts also will be available for sale. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

New franchise owners want to bake joy into their Bundt cakes

Tri-Citians need a little more cake. That’s what Julie Zirker believes. She’s the co-owner of the first Nothing Bundt Cakes...
Jeramy Schultz plans to change his business’ name from KC Brand Kettle Corn to Popcorn Northwest when he moves his kettle corn operation to 624 George Washington Way in Richland this summer. (Courtesy KC Brand Kettle Corn)

Kettle corn company pops into Richland storefront

Jeramy Schultz Jeramy Schultz was trained to be a fighter during his five years in the...
A map on Realtor.com shows the wildfire risk for homes listed for sale on June 9. (Courtesy Realtor.com)

New data offers homebuyers details about wildfire risk

Most homes listed for sale in Benton County are at “major risk” for wildfires. That’s according to a new metric...
Candy Mountain Academy, a new initiative serving school children with severe behavioral and emotional issues, will open Aug. 15 at 120 S. Fifth Ave. in Pasco. Brokers Todd Sternfeld and Kenny Teasdale of NAI Tri-Cities bought the building and are renovating it for their client, which is part of Educational District 123, based in Pasco. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Brokers push innovative new school over the finish line

A school catering to children with social and emotional issues will open in Pasco this summer thanks in part to...
Fowler Water Map

Water system supplier bets big on Tri-City growth

HD Fowler Co. is betting on Tri-City growth. The Bellevue-based company is expanding its Pasco location with a 17,000-square-foot office...

Realtors association announces awards after pandemic hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Tri-City Association of Realtors has announced its annual industry award...

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