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Several federal agencies just released a massive court-ordered federal study (called an Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS) about the Snake and Columbia river dams. If you had other things on your mind last month, that’s more than understandable. Also, you didn’t miss much: the EIS is just another federal study aimed at propping up the…

Oasis Physical Therapy, which has five clinics in the Tri-Cities and recently opened a new one in Walla Walla, is offering telehealth physical therapy sessions to patients. (Courtesy Oasis Physical Therapy)

Physical therapy clinic expands to telehealth services

For years, Mindi Irvine had the idea of offering a video-type health care service as part of the Oasis Physical Therapy daily routine. But it just never happened, thanks to the busy, day-to-day operations of her five clinics in the Tri-Cities and, most recently, in Walla Walla. “We’d been talking about this for a while,”…

Rick Snyder, general manager of U.S. Linen and Uniform, said customers will be changing the way they do business in the future. “It is really about how our customers are going to giving their customers ‘peace of mind.’ The way everyone does business is going to be changing,” he said. (Courtesy U.S. Linen & Uniform)

Richland company continues to evolve to best serve customers

When your company has been in business for 76 years, you’ve been doing something right. You can expand and thrive during the best of economic times, and you adapt and become more flexible during the rough times. With the coronavirus pandemic hindering almost all business, U.S. Linen and Uniform in Richland is finding ways to…

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Economic challenge requires resourcefulness, resolve

Reopening Washington’s economy while fighting the coronavirus will be an incredible challenge, but there is a way forward. We’ll get through this. The path forward requires sober assessment of what we’re up against: A crisis that has put us on a path toward 1 million unemployed, with one in five Washington workers out of a…

Total Site Services is wrapping up the $4.9 million  first phase of redeveloping the Port of Kennewick's Vista Field into a mixed-use village/

Vista Field looking less like an airfield, more like future neighborhood

The stage is almost set at Kennewick’s Vista Field for builders to install residential and commercial structures. Total Site Services is close to wrapping up construction of roads, utilities, a water feature and decorative streetlamps at the former municipal airfield in central Kennewick, east of Columbia Center. The Richland contractor was able to complete the…

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12 questions about contractors returning to job sites

The Building Industry Association of Washington has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for contractors returning to job sites after Gov. Jay Inslee amended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to allow some existing construction to resume if they comply with steps to hinder the spread of coronavirus.  Jackson Maynard, general counsel, provides guidance…

The main phase of the Duportail Bridge project is nearly complete with the second phase, reconstructing the intersection of Duportail Street and Highway 240, up next. This file photo was taken July 2019.

Apollo Inc. building second phase of Duportail Bridge

Editor’s note: This story is updated to reflect the award of a contract for the second phase of Richland’s Duportail Bridge project. Richland is preparing to move to the next phase of its $38 million Duportail Bridge project. The main phase—building the bridge over the Yakima River—is wrapping up. Now, Apollo Inc. is turning its…

2564 Robertson Drive, Richland

Horn Rapids Commercial Space

Apex Construction of Kennewick completed a 7,500-square-foot steel building, insulated and finished, as a warehouse and available for lease for commercial or light industrial use in Horn Rapids Industrial Park. The building at 2564 Roberson Drive in Richland has two spaces, one 3,000 square feet and one with 4,500 square feet. Each has a bathroom…

2695 Battelle Blvd., Richland

Plastic Injection Molding Inc.

Plastic Injection Molding Inc., which makes custom molded plastic parts for regional and international manufacturers, including components for small tools, instrumentation, agricultural products, prosthetics, consumer products and more, expanded into a 28,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with 4,000-square-foot mezzanine at the back of its existing building. In March, the company began moving in after receiving its occupancy…

9001 W. Tucannon Ave., Kennewick

West Tucannon Office Building

Elite Investment GRP LLC completed a 10,716-square-foot office building near the intersection of Gage Boulevard and Steptoe Street in Kennewick. Elite Construction & Development was general contractor for the $2.8 million project, which includes two stories with a lobby and a lower street-level suite offering sweeping views north toward the Columbia River. Chicago Title Co.…

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