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Vacuum systems retailer moves operations to Boise (access required)

IBR Staff Report Coltrin Central Vacuum Systems Inc. plans to move from Meridian to an 18,500-square-foot building in west Boise, according to documents filed with the city. The company, which sells, services and installs central vacuum systems, plans a two-story ...

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Travel Council awards $2.4 million for promotion (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Travel Council recently awarded $2.4 million in grants to 31 regional travel committees and chambers of commerce around the state or advertising, brochures, websites and research promoting cities and regions as tourist destinations. The council ...

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Plastic-bag maker's Jerome plant to employ up to 200 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Hilex Poly Co. plans a Jerome facility that it said would expand its Western presence. The Hartsville, S.C., maker of plastic bags and films aims to start production in Jerome in the fourth quarter, and hire about ...

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Idaho-Mexico trade luncheon set Aug. 24 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to host a luncheon with the trade delegation from Idaho’s “sister state” of Jalisco, Mexico at noon Aug. 24 at Boise Centre on the Grove. Speakers and panelists are to include Jose Ramon Robledo ...

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Cheese plant slated at Burley spud site (access required)

IBR Staff Report Gossner Foods Inc. plans to open a production facility in part of the former potato-processing complex that J.R. Simplot Co. donated to the City of Burley this year. The Logan, Utah-based cheese processor plans to start retrofitting ...

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Cartridge World Idaho plans more outlets (access required)

IBR Staff Report Cartridge World Idaho, which entered the market in late July by opening a 1,200-square-foot store in the Meridian Crossroads shopping center, plans more Idaho outlets. Matt Rissell, president and Idaho franchisee, said he is evaluating several downtown ...

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Boise's Hummel Architects gets Orchid Award (access required)

Boise’s Hummel Architects gets Orchid Award Hummel Architects PLLC, Boise, has announced that it has received a 2004 Orchid Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Idaho Historic Preservation Council for the Simpson and Co. Building in Twin Falls. ...

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Construction Briefs (access required)

ENR magazine ranks Power Engineers No. 1 For the second consecutive year, Power Engineers Inc., has been given top ranking in Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s 2003 list of top electric power transmission and distribution (T&D) engineering design firms, according to ...

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New Integrated Design Lab opens in Boise (access required)

IBR Staff Report Architects and engineers in Idaho now have a resource close to home to help them incorporate high performance building practices into their commercial building designs. BetterBricks, a nonprofit initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, in a ...

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE (access required)

Atlas Elementary PANCO CONSTRUCTION Location 3080 Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden Owner Coeur d’Alene School District 1-story masonry, 52,000 square feet, valued at $5.2 million Architect Architects West, Coeur d’Alene Engineers Atwood Hinzman Completion Summer 2005 Masonry wall work is under way. ...

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