Spokane Valley business park lands 5 new tenants

Journal of Business

By Mike McLean

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SPOKANE, WA- The Spokane Business & Industrial Park has leased space to five new tenants, including a long time Spokane trucking company, a food-products distributor, a manufacturer of specialty moldings, a sheet-metal fabricator, and a concrete polisher, SBIP says.

The long-haul trucking company, Victor Chimienti Inc., has leased 4,800 square feet of space in the park, which is located at 3808 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley, and has moved there from larger quarters in the Great Northern building near Spokane Falls Boulevard and Hamilton Street. Seattle-based McKinstry Co. recently bought the 52,000-square-foot Great Northern building and plans to consolidate its Spokane operations there.

Victor Chimienti, which is headed by Von Chimienti, the son of the company’s founder, owns three trucks and has five employees, including four truck drivers.

Another new tenant, Beaverton, Ore.-based Reser’s Fine Foods, has leased 6,000 square feet of space in SBIP, the park says. Reser’s manufactures and distributes refrigerated food products and plans to use the leased space as a distribution point serving Spokane-area retail stores, says Paul Leavy, Reser’s Beaverton-based chief financial officer. Three salespeople are based at the site.

The space there will replace similar space Reser’s is leasing in North Spokane, Leavy says. He says the company’s total annual sales are holding steady at about $650 million, and its Spokane area sales also are stable with some segments, including Mexican foods, continuing to grow.

The three other new tenants couldn’t be reached for comment. They include:

Hardwood & Molding Specialties Inc., a custom molding manufacturer, which SBIP says has leased 7,200 square feet of space in the park and has moved there from 18001 E. Euclid Ave.

Skyline Maintenance Inc., doing business as Coil-Tech, a custom sheet metal fabricator, which SBIP says, has leased 12,000 square feet of space there.

Creative Surface Inspirations LLC, a Coeur d’Alene-based concrete-polishing concern, which SBIP says has leased 1,250 square feet of space and plans to move its Spokane operation there.

Dean Stuart and Chase Breckner, both of Spokane-Valley based Crown West Realty LLC, handled the leases. Crown West owns and operates SBIP.