Packaging Maker to Expand Plant in Spokane Valley

Journal of Business

SPOKANE – Crown West Realty, LLC, of Spokane Valley, plans to add 9,000 square feet of warehouse space to Spokane Packaging’s production facility in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, at 3808 N. Sullivan, says Crown West Marketing Director Dean Stuart.

Crown West, which owns the park, agreed to add to Spokane Packaging’s current 120,000-square-foot facility and to make a number of other tenant improvements as part of negotiations for a new, long-term lease Spokane Packaging has signed with Crown West, Stuart says.

Spokane Packaging manufactures corrugated cartons and foam packaging material. It employs about 70 people at its Spokane manufacturing facility.

Craig MacDonald, general manager of Spokane Packaging, declined to say how long the lease is for, but says he thinks the arrangement is a good one for both parties. He says the company will use the new space primarily for warehousing its raw stock.

Vandervert Construction Inc., of Spokane, has been hired to build the addition, which Stuart says will cost in the high six figures. He says the addition was designed collaboratively by Crown West, Spokane Packaging, and Vandervert Construction.

The city of Spokane Valley was expected to issue a building permit for the work last week. Once construction begins, the exterior walls will be up in about two months, Stuart says.

MacDonald says the company is pleased with the other improvements Crown West has made and plans to make, including converting the building’s lighting from metal halide to energy-efficient fluorescent lighting, increasing the building’s insulation, and adding to the company’s parking area.