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Around the Corner: Papé Machinery opens new dealership in Ponderay

Papé Machinery is having a grand opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for its new dealership and service center in Ponderay, Idaho.

The 15,000-square-foot dealership and service center sells John Deere equipment for agriculture, forestry, turf and construction industries. The service center has a 10-ton crane and wash rack.

Papé Machinery’s is on 1.9 acres at 477303 U.S. Highway 95. The Eugene-based company has 43 locations throughout the West, including 10 Papé Machinery stores in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Critical Power Products relocates to Post Falls

Critical Power Products and Services has relocated to Post Falls.

The owner and CEO, Will Alt, purchased the assets of a Washington company last year and made the move to a new18,000-square foot building at 4140 W. Grange Ave.

The company sells new and refurbished equipment for power generation and backup infrastructure, such as uninterrupted power supply units. Critical Power is a single point of contact for customers who want to dispose of and/or purchase data center and power equipment, according to a company news release.

Alt, 35, is an Army veteran and Hauser Lake resident. He spent five years in the service, including overseas tours, where he was attached to a multinational explosive ordinance training team.

“Our company is proudly veteran owned and operated,” Alt said.

Critical Power’s 24 employees include several veterans. The company recently unveiled a Fallen Soldiers Memorial in front of its headquarters.

Culinary event raises $175K for community colleges foundation

SipSwirl&Savor, the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation’s largest fundraiser, recently raised $175,000 for scholarships and student support.

The dinner and auction featured a four-course dinner showcasing students enrolled at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. This was the 11th year of SipSwirl&Savor, which has raised over $875,000 for the Foundation.

Sacred Heart earns recognition for stroke treatment

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the ninth consecutive year.

The award recognizes quality achievement measures in diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Sacred Heart was also awarded the Target: StrokeSM Elite Plus award for consistently reducing the time between a stroke patient’s arrival and treatment with a drug to break up blood clots.

Spokane Valley business to offer U-Haul trucks, products

Checker Auto Sales in Spokane Valley has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.

The company at 205 S. Pines Road will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes. Checker Auto Sales is owned by Robert Samson.

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 allows rental transactions to be carried out on a smartphone by creating an online account at uhaul.com.

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest. To submit items for consideration, email Business Editor Paul W. Smith at pauls@spokesman.com.

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