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Meridian contractor Ridgeway Industrial closes  (access required)

Ridgeway Industrial, a Meridian full-service mechanical contractor, is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closing down for good. The announcement was made to division managers Jan. 28, and employees are now shutting down operations. Brian Schneider, business development manager at ...

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McMillen LLC lands major contracts with resource agencies (access required)

Engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC, Boise, recently received three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contracts through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic-stimulus program. The projects are: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Wyo.), construction of three residences and a ...

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BSU housing projects heads for summer start (access required)

With construction projects fewer and further in between these days, Boise State University seems to be pulling more than its share of weight. Earlier this year the school confirmed a spring start date for construction of the $37 million business ...

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Every state loses construction jobs in 2009

For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past twelve months. That gives Idaho plenty of company in its construction employment slump. Idaho lost ...

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Meridian construction firm loses legal bid against Coeur d’Alene (access required)

A Meridian-based construction company lost its legal challenge against the city of Coeur d’Alene on Jan. 13, after a judge decided not to grant a motion for injunction that would have held up – and possibly jeopardized – a $13 ...

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BSU business college meets funding goal

Boise State University has thrown a lot of effort behind making its College of Business and Economics into a nationally ranked program. With 3,300 students, the college is among just 20 percent of U.S. business programs which hold the AACSB ...

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Green building leader to speak in Boise (access required)

The author of the Living Building Challenge, a stringent international green building standard, will be paying Boise a visit Jan. 14 and 15. The International Living Building Institute says its challenge is “the most advanced green building rating system in ...

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Construction employment drops in November (access required)

The five largest Idaho metro areas lost jobs in the construction industry in November, along with 96 percent of the metropolitan statistical areas in the nation. The job losses came in a month when spending on construction projects dropped to ...

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