Stax fans will find plenty familiar at Wilson Sandwich Company, the restaurant that recently opened in Stax’s former space in Lewiston’s Towne Square.
The bread is baked daily and the sandwiches are so big that a half looks like a full portion.
The similarities are part of the approach of owners Ashlie and Adam Wilson, who added breakfast and expanded the menu.
Wilson Sandwich Company is open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at 504 Main St., Suite 210. It offers four breakfast sandwiches, homemade pastries, and espresso drinks that are served during all working hours. .
The breads are made from Ashlie Wilson’s own recipes. The honey wheat variety is the most popular.
“The way it grills, it ties everything together really well,” she said. “He marries the salty and the sweet together.”
Sandwich fillings include chicken salad, egg salad, and bacon, plus new combinations like the one made with chicken, homemade chipotle sauce, cheddar cheese, tomato, and onion grilled, and Skip’s Favorite, with ham, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise and mustard served cold.
The latter is named after Adam Wilson’s grandfather.
“He passed away last year, but was one of the most important people in our lives and our greatest cheerleader,” Ashlie said.
The Wilsons met while attending Lewis-Clark State College. Ashlie ran Lewiston’s Stax before it closed in June and has the same role in the new venture. Adam is Production Manager at Albertsons in Clarkston.
The Stax in Moscow is still open and operating under separate ownership.
A ‘simple and effective’ way to keep plastic out of the trash
PULLMAN – A team of researchers at Washington State University has developed a quick way to convert a common plastic into a high-quality resin.
The “simple and effective” method transforms a bio-based plastic used in disposable silverware and food packaging into resin for three-dimensional printers, according to a WSU press release.
The study was led by Jinwen Zhang, a professor at the WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and was published in the journal Green Chemistry.
About 300,000 tons of plastic are produced each year and its use is increasing dramatically, according to the press release.
“We found a way to immediately turn this into something stronger and better,” said Yu-Chung Chang, postdoctoral researcher at the WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and corresponding co-author, in the press release. .
“We hope (this) will inspire people to recycle this material, instead of just (throwing it away),” he said. “We made stronger materials straight out of the trash. We think this could be a good opportunity.
The plastic is rated #7 and it doesn’t break down easily, floating in fresh or salt water for a year without deteriorating and taking up to 100 years to break down in a landfill.
“It is also rarely recycled because, like many plastics, when melted and reformed it does not perform as well as the original version and loses its value,” according to the press release.
The catalyst-free process developed by the WSU team breaks down the plastic’s long chain of molecules into simple monomers, the building blocks of many plastics, in about two days. It uses an inexpensive chemical at mild temperatures.
Once the plastic is deconstructed, it is rebuilt into a “photocurable liquid resin commonly used as an ‘ink’ for 3D printers,” according to the press release.
The WSU researchers have filed a provisional patent and are exploring other applications for their discovery.
Employee ownership celebrated at Schweitzer Engineering
PULLMAN — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is the 22nd largest employee-owned company in the United States.
This ranking comes from the National Center for Employee Ownership, which recently released its 2022 list of the nation’s largest companies that are at least 50% employee-owned.
SEL has steadily climbed the annual list, moving up 27 places since 2011. SEL first transitioned to employee ownership through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in 1994, according to a press release from SEL. .
“(The company) became 100% employee-owned in 2009 as part of the company’s long-term strategy for sustained growth, stability and customer focus,” according to the press release.
Employee ownership is key to SEL’s success, creating an environment where employees have a personal stake in the company’s results, Joey Nestegard, SEL’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer said in the press release.
“It’s a business model that results in long-term jobs, high levels of employee engagement and exceptional customer relationships,” he said.
Based in Pullman, SEL invents, designs and manufactures digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. The technology prevents power outages and enables customers to improve electrical system reliability, safety and cost.
Executive wanted by Pullman Hospital Foundation to lead fundraiser
PULLMAN — The search for an executive director of the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation began after the announcement that Rueben Mayes is taking a new position.
Mayes, the hospital’s development and external relations manager, will work remotely as regional partnership and philanthropy manager for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Its last day is September 30.
Mayes began her career at the hospital in 2013 and has helped raise more than $20 million through donations, fundraising events and grants.
The Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation will report to the CEO and Chairman of the Hospital Foundation Board.
The hospital is looking for someone who is successful in securing donations of $25,000 or more from individuals and corporations and who can manage relationships with approximately 25-50 existing and potential donors.
In addition to soliciting contributions, job responsibilities include such duties as overseeing the hospital’s volunteer program and gift garden.
Dayton Enterprise Grant to Improve Food Supply Chain
DAYTON – Table Rock Meat Company in Dayton received a $200,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to help build a meat processing harvest floor.
The company’s plans include a mobile refrigerated truck and the development of a value-added processing zone in the future, according to a press release from the US Department of Agriculture.
The grant was one of 111 recently announced awards, totaling $21.9 million across 37 states, aimed at strengthening supply chains.
“The USDA continues to build capacity and expand economic opportunity for small and medium meat and poultry producers across the country,” said Jenny Lester Moffitt, USDA Undersecretary for Programs. marketing and regulation in the press release.
Lewiston-related company expands operations in Minneapolis area
Federal Ammunition has opened a 100,000 square foot warehouse at its Minneapolis area site.
The building is being constructed on Federal’s 175-acre property that has nearly one million square feet of manufacturing and operating space, according to a press release from Vista Outdoor.
The facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, producing cartridges, rifles, handguns, and rimfire ammunition, as well as bullets and primers as reloading components.
“This project will improve the efficiency of our manufacturing process by storing, near and in one place, the raw materials needed to manufacture ammunition,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of sporting goods at Vista Outdoor, the parent company. of Federal and Lewiston’s CCI. /spire.
Williams can be reached at [email protected] or (208) 848-2261.