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Spokane Tribe helping host a job fair this week to fill jobs at its new Arby’s


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Preparing to open a new Arby's restaurant near Airway Heights, the Spokane Tribe is hosting a Job Fair Tuesday and Wednesday at the Spokane downtown WorkSource office, 130 S. Arthur.

The tribe plans to open the new restaurant in March. It will be next to the tribe's Spoko Fuel station off Highway 2.
 
A press release said the tribe intends to hire 35 to 40 new workers in the next few weeks.  For information about the Job Fair, contact Spokane WorkSource at 509 532-3038.

Caterpillar to add a huge distribution warehouse on Spokane’s West Plains

A long-rumored plan that a major company would build a large distribution center on the West Plains came to fruition Thursday.

Caterpillar Inc., a major provider of construction equipment, announced it's building a 500,000 square foot center on the West Plains, not far from the Spokane Airport.

The location will be used by Caterpillar's Logistics Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.  The logistics group provides a wide range of parts and support for service companies in construction, automotive and other industries.

Construction is due to start this summer, according to a press release by the company.

Rich Hadley, president and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, said, in a press release: “Caterpillar's announcement is significant news for the entire region. The company came to our Economic Development team earlier this year for assistance with site section and an incentive portfolio.

“Having competed with several other communities for the distribution center, Greater Spokane Incorporated is proud of the intensive, collaborative efforts of the Governor and Washington State Department of Commerce, Spokane County, the City of Spokane, the various utilities, the private property owners, and the Spokane International Airport to convey the advantages Spokane offers. The region's great transportation infrastructure, competitively priced available sites, along with incentives from the state and county, were factors in Caterpillar's decision.”

Video: How Goodrich brakes stop a Boeing 747 during a rejected take-off test

If you or a good friend works at the West Plains Goodrich brake production site, watch this video. It will make you feel proud of American technology.

The video, produced by Boeing and found on YouTube on Wednesday, shows what happens when the Boeing 747 Dreamliner is forced to abort a full-speed takeoff on the runway.

The massive kinetic energy of the aircraft has to be slowed by carbon wheel brakes developed and made by Goodrich, at plants such as the one we have on the West Plains. 

Quite a feat. Feel free to share this video. 

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