April 2016

Inslee signs bill creating Economic Gardening program statewide

By John Stang for TCAJOB For years, Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, has tried to get legislation passed to help established mid-sized businesses grow. She believes growing existing mid-sized businesses is a better way to create jobs than providing tax exemptions to lure new businesses — something she views as a hit-and-miss gamble when it comes […]

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LIGO Hanford

Apollo teams with LIGO to upgrade technology that proves Einstein right

On Sept. 14, 2015, Scientists at Hanford’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) proved that Einstein was correct. The scientists detected gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space and time. “That was one of the geniuses of Einstein,” said Mike Landry, LIGO detection lead scientist. “He proposed that space could have these properties—that the medium of […]

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Kennewick’s KAIZENSPEED helps gearheads achieve peak performance

In a race to become a premium performance brand in Northwest, KAIZENSPEED of Kennewick manufactures top-of-the-line auto parts, all in the name of speed. Owner Reid Lunde plans to have the human and technological resources to influence the industry and meet the finish line by 2023. “There isn’t a world-class manufacturing hub in this area […]

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TRIDEC seeks growth of food manufacturing trade show

The Tri-City Development Council, or TRIDEC, is getting ready to stage its second FABREO Expo and is making some changes to create a more trade-friendly event. In fact, this year FABREO, June 15-16 at TRAC in Pasco, will be a trade-only event. The inaugural event in 2015 featured a public wine- and food-tasting portion. “We […]

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McCurley Integrity Subaru

McCurley Integrity Subaru completes new dealership

The new McCurley Integrity Subaru dealership at 9620 Sandifur Parkway in Pasco will open in May. Real Centric Solutions was the general contractor on the two-story, facility that includes a 21,000-sq.-ft. service area and an 11,000-sq.-ft. showroom on the main floor. The project manager was Linda Farmer of Real Centric Solutions and the project was […]

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Markel Properties

Markel Properties finishes buildings on Swift Blvd.

By the end of April, the new Dupus Boomers will open at 502 Swift Blvd., at the corner of George Washington Way and Swift Avenue. Greg Markel, owner of Washington Securities and Markel Properties, his wife, Carla, and son, Shane Markel, have been renovating the 500 block of Swift Boulevard between Jadwin Avenue and George […]

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Century 21 Tri-Cities

Century 21 completes new building

Vicki Monteagudo’s new Century 21 building is now complete at 89 Gage Blvd. in Richland. The new office will open April 18. Construction on the new two-story, 8,800-sq.-ft. building began last fall and Fowler Construction was the general contractor on the project. The building was designed by Josh Hissong, Armando Hurtado and Dave Buescher of […]

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