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Krueger Sheet Metal has plans to build manufacturing facility, warehouse in Spokane Valley

June 28, 2019 Updated Fri., June 28, 2019 at 11:19 a.m.

Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.

The Spokane-based business has filed preliminary plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 67,500-square-foot warehouse on 37 acres of land in Spokane Valley’s northeast industrial area.

The site, currently owned by Centennial Properties, is on Barker Road south of Trent Avenue. Centennial Properties is a subsidiary of Cowles Co., which publishes The Spokesman-Review.

Krueger Sheet Metal is the latest company with plans to build a manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley’s northeast industrial area.

California-based technology company Katerra purchased 52 acres in that area for $5.3 million from Centennial Properties to build a 250,000-square-foot, cross-laminated timber facility that includes a warehouse, research and development institute, and storage space.

Spokane County assessor’s records show Progress Rail, a subsidiary of Deerfield, Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc., purchased land adjacent to Katerra from Centennial Properties for $3.2 million. The company is planning to build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with 115,000 square feet of storage and a new short line rail spur off Union Pacific Railroad’s main line, according to city documents.

In addition, The Spokesman-Review’s print publishing operations will move to the industrial park late this year or early 2020 into a building owned by Centennial Real Estate Investments on the 19200 block of East Euclid Avenue.

Krueger Sheet Metal indicated on a project site plan the potential to build two additional warehouses on the property.

Spokane Valley-based Architectural Ventures is designing the project.

Krueger Sheet Metal, a family-owned business, has offices in Seattle and east Spokane. The company installs sheet metal, roofing and metal siding for commercial, residential and artistic projects.

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