manufacturing

Made in the Northwest: Altek, Inc.

It manufactures all kinds of products - from those used underwater in the ocean to products that are launched into space. Altek in Liberty Lake is a custom manufacturer for a wide range of industries. Derek Deis takes us inside its facility in Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Industrial Custom Creations

It's making a name for itself as Spokane's rock engraving company. Industrial Custom Creations is mainly the work of one man, whose work you may have seen recently on 4 News Now. Derek Deis has an in depth looking at the engraving process in this edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Mackay Manufacturing

In over 35 years in business, it's build a name for itself in manufacturing, especially in the medical instrument field. And Mackay Manufacturing just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. Derek Deis takes us inside the Spokane Valley success story in Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Cygnus, Inc.

It's named after the constellation in the northern sky. Cygnus is an aerospace company in Ponderay that helps its customers reach for the star, sometimes quite literally. Derek Deis has the story in another edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Northwest Cedarworks

It specializes in handcrafted Adirondack furniture that's made to last. Northwest Cedarworks on Spokane's South Hill is also a family business. Derek Deis went to see the woodworking for himself in Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Accra-Fab

It's a precision contract manufacturer that serves as a one stop shop for a company's needs. Accra-Fab in Liberty Lake was founded 1979, so it's been serving its customers for over 40 years. Derek Deis takes us inside Accra-Fab in Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Production and Manufacturing Academy

A group of local high school students are taking part in a three week crash course on the trades. The Production and Manufacturing Academy is put on by Wagstaff and several other local manufacturing companies. Derek Deis takes us inside in this edition of Made in the Northwest.

COVID-19 vaccine supply smaller after manufacturing mistake

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government has lowered vaccine-supply allotments for Washington, apparently because of problems at a facility producing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Washington state health officials said Wednesday. Comments about the decreased supply Wednesday come as state health…

Made in the Northwest: BumbleBar and Clean Copack

BumbleBar is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. But while revitalizing its brand, the Spokane Valley company recently started a second company, Clean Copack, and is now working on a third. Derek Deis explains all that's happening at BumbleBar in this edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Wilbert Precast

Wilbert Precast has been in business for 115 years, originally making a name for itself with burial vaults. These days, the Spokane company makes all kinds of precasted concrete products. Derek Deis has the details in this edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Bentz Boats

Jet boats are big business in the Lewis Clark Valley and Bentz Boats has been manufacturing custom made aluminum boats there for half a century now. Derek Deis made the drive down to Lewiston for this edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Lite-Check

It's a local company that plays a critical role in keeping semi trucks safe on the road. Lite-Check has been in business for nearly 35 years, but it continues to create new products to improve diagnostic trailer testing. Derek Deis has the details in Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Mauk Fishing Stuff

Now that you're able to go fishing on our local lakes and rivers again, you probably want to make sure your fishing tackle is covered. Mauk Fishing Stuff, which was invited to the White House in 2018, can help with that. Derek Deis met with owner Mike Mauk for this edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Gizmo CDA making face masks and face shields

Gizmo CDA is a makerspace that gives people access to tools to help build skills and creative confidence. But now, members of the Coeur d'Alene non-profit are using those tools to build much needed products during the pandemic. Derek Deis explains in this Made in the Northwest story.

Made in the Northwest: JK Custom Boots

It's a family owned business that's been handcrafting boots for over a quarter century. JK Custom Boots in North Spokane was started by a father with a dream for his family. And as Derek Deis explains, it's a dream that's now coming true.

Made in the Northwest: Ornamental Gate and Fence

It's been making intricate, automatic driveway gates for more than two decades. Ornamental Gate and Fence in Mead aims to take your idea and turn it into a piece of art. Derek Deis has the story in our latest edition of Made in the Northwest.

Made in the Northwest: Wings Tinctures

SPOKANE, Wash. - Shari Blum's 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, has Angelman Syndrome. The disorder comes with severe developmental disabilities, seizures, movement and balance problems and speech impairment, if they're able to…

Made in the Northwest: Fox Trailers

If you're looking for a locally made equipment trailers, look no further than Fox Trailers in Post Falls. The family owned company has been in North Idaho for over 20 years. 4 News Now's Derek Deis paid a visit to Fox's new facility for our latest edition of Made in the Northwest.