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Construction industry continues to trim payroll

Construction employment declined in 276 out of 337 metropolitan areas between July 2009 and July 2010, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The employment figures demonstrate the widespread ...

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Sports facility may occupy former Sam’s Club store in Nampa (access required)

Discussions are currently under way about turning Nampa’s vacant Sam’s Club store into an indoor sports facility. Nampa Building Official Jimmie Brown confirmed a company called Pacific Sports Complex has been in talks with the city to create a sports ...

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Broadview University building first Idaho location; two more locations under consideration (access required)

Broadview University has begun building its first Idaho location at 2750 East Gala Court in Meridian, but already school officials are looking to expand into two other locations. Jerry Kedrowski, corporate construction manager at Broadview University, confirmed the Meridian site ...

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Drinking water facility to open in Fruitland (access required)

A $14.8 million, state-of-the-art drinking water facility in Fruitland is expected to go on line this week. The facility at 1200 N.W. Sixth Ave. will take water from the Payette River and treat it using a membrane filtration system. Fruitland ...

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Stadium expansion at BSU expensive, still years away (access required)

Multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation plans at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium could still be years away. Total costs¬†are expected to run more than $100 million. BSU Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier said currently, there is no funding available for expansion from ...

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Two issues crippling construction industry in Idaho, nation (access required)

The Associated General Contractors of America said until two construction-related issues are resolved on a national level, the local industry will remain depressed. The concerns were re-iterated during the Idaho Associated General Contractors‘ annual conference in McCall Aug. 5 to ...

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Construction loan availability remains limited (access required)

Tightened lending restrictions for construction loans continue to threaten the industry and its economic recovery. Industry leaders remain very concerned about the trend, which isn’t just occurring in Idaho, but everywhere. More worrisome, as Mark Dunham, executive director of Idaho ...

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Lack of construction jobs, stress could lead to burnout (access required)

Devon Fletcher is passionate about architecture and design. For years, he worked successfully in Southern California and fully expected to continue doing the same after moving to Meridian five years ago. Fletcher likely never envisioned he’d put his career on ...

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Potato dehydration plant going up in Heyburn

A new potato dehydration plant will be constructed in the Burley Industrial Park on Highway 30 in Heyburn. Gem State Processing LLC will operate the facility, which is owned by Pasco, Ore.-based Oregon Potato Co. An Oregon Potato spokesperson, who ...

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