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Construction companies fight workplace injuries, deaths

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The surge in construction is bringing on another surge: Construction deaths and injuries. Construction companies are looking for ways to reduce these incidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational injuries, and breaks them out into categories. For example, ...

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Local building materials supplier expands

A local building materials supplier has a new design center and showroom in the area. Johnson Brothers said the new facility is nearly three times the size of the previous space. The newly renovated building at 2230 S. Cole Road, ...

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Corporate landlords are snatching up entry-level housing in Boise

Charter Pointe was exactly the type of subdivision prospective first-time homebuyer Amanda Cunningham wanted to live in: two-story homes surrounded by farmland with an elementary school close enough for her son to walk to. “It’s hard to find a home ...

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McCain marks official opening of Burley plant (access required)

Following the completion of a $200 million expansion last fall that added a third production line to the company’s frozen French fry manufacturing plant in Burley, officials at McCain Foods USA decided this week that a formal grand opening celebration ...

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Construction Combine offers potential workers a hands-on view of the industry (access required)

For many of Idaho’s building contractors, business is so good these days that crews are often short on workers. Concerned about finding extra hands in an economy that’s seeing low unemployment, construction industry members are looking to add more workers ...

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CBH built momentum in 2018 (access required)

Meridian’s CBH Homes is making a significant impression on a list of top U.S. home builders. Builder Magazine, which tracks the industry, ranked CBH as the 37th largest home builder in the United States in 2018, up 16 spots from ...

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