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Diamond Z buys complementary container maker (access required)

IBR Staff Report Diamond Z Manufacturing, Caldwell, has purchased Rule Steel, a move that increased its employment total to nearly 200. Rule, which makes steel containers, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Diamond Z, which manufactures grinding machines, ...

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Eagle River to get 15,000-ft. office bldg. (access required)

IBR Staff Report River Pointe Plaza, a two-story office building of 15,000 square feet, is planned this spring in the Eagle River Development. The building is slated on Bridgeway Place in Eagle, north of Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, said developer ...

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More buildings slated near Western Electronics (access required)

IBR Staff Report Meridian Tech Center, anchored by a 107,000-square-foot building that Western Electronics and DBSI Group occupy, is slated for expansion. Two more office buildings are planned in the second phase of the 23-acre site, on the north side ...

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Lowe's plans Pocatello unit for late 2005 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Lowe’s plans to start construction this month on a store in Pocatello, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Smith. The home improvement center, slated for Bullock Street near the U.S. 91 interchange with Interstate 86, is scheduled to open ...

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Renewable energy talk set March 16 (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Boise office of regional law firm Stoel Rives LLP has scheduled a free teleconference March 16 on financing wind power projects and other renewable energy projects. The teleconference, produced by the American Bar Association and hosted ...

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Coldwater quarterly earnings improve; sales soar by 21% (access required)

Coldwater quarterly earnings improve; sales soar by 21% N. Idaho-based women’s clothing retailer to restate some past financial items 29, or 18 cents per diluted share, up 78 percent from a year earlier. Net sales rose 21 percent to $204.1 ...

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Bid Briefs (access required)

Bids are to be opened at 2 p.m. March 17 for subcontractor and materials prices in construction of a junior-senior high school in Lapwai. Plans are available from Beniton Construction, P.O. Box 838, Meridian, Idaho 83680. Cost estimate: $5.5 million. ...

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Conracts (access required)

Litzinger Construction, Boise, was awarded a contract for the Swanson office building at 1906 W. Vista Ave., Boise (negotiated). Construction is expected to start within 30 to 60 days. Cost estimate: $361,000. Contractors Northwest Inc., Coeur d’Alene, was awarded a ...

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Blue Cross health plan slated (access required)

IBR Staff Report Blue Cross of Idaho plans to launch a health insurance plan for Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce members April 1. The Meridian-based health insurer said it would offer Chamber Blue as low-cost coverage for small businesses that ...

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Neighborhood center slated on Victory Road (access required)

IBR Staff Report A small retail building, a professional office building and a bank are planned at the southwest corner of Victory and Cole roads in southwest Boise. The 2-acre Victory Plaza will consist of a 7,500-square-foot retail building -&#160to ...

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