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Want government contracts? Do your homework well (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Contractors and others wishing to add government agencies to their list of customers need to do a thorough job of preparation before making that first approach. Seminars such as January’s “Construction Contracting Opportunities ...

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Poised to capture the security market — Idaho Falls man invents system for detection of weapons (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Those all-too-familiar metal detectors we’ve all passed through may soon give way to weapons-detection devices we won’t even see. Inventor Rick Fluck, founder and owner of Controlled Capture Systems LLC, is poised to ...

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Education, service top agenda for AGC's Franz (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Educational opportunities and improving customer service top the agenda of the Idaho Associated General Contractors and its new president, Paul Franz. Shortages of experienced craftsmen and equipment operators continue to plague the construction ...

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Millstone retail center nears finish (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Construction of the Millstone Marketplace in Meridian should be wrapped up by the end of January, according to builder and owner Renny Wylie. Wylie, owner of JRW Construction, Eagle, said the roughly 15,600-square-foot ...

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St. Al's campus expansion progresses (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Two massive projects under construction at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise are keeping more than 200 construction workers busy, even in the recent cold. A nine-story central tower addition, comprised of ...

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Two rural highways due for widening work (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR One of two sizeable upcoming state highway projects will go back out to bid after the lone bid came in “significantly above the engineer’s estimate,” according to Michael Maller, spokesman for the Idaho ...

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Relationship key to Russell Corps.' longevity (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Long-term relationships and an involved team approach are the key to Russell Corp.’s success over the past 30 years, according to company president Neal Russell. The Meridian-based general contractor and construction management firm ...

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Software boosts accountant productivity (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR From companies managing their own financial data to certified public accountants helping businesses and individuals, evolving technologies are taking traditional accounting practices far beyond just keeping records and filing reports. Today’s accountants can ...

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Used doors & more get 2nd chance (access required)

By Ken Levy SPECIAL TO THE IBR Old cabinets and fixtures typically go to the dump, contributing to landfill crowding. But now a Boise nonprofit is diverting functional building materials and accessories from the waste stream and offering them for ...

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Retail center may lure mall tenants (access required)

Retail center may lure mall tenants By Ken Levy Special to the IBR A new retail center under construction at Emerald Avenue and Cole Road in west Boise may lure some tenants from Boise Towne Square, according to the project’s ...

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