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Building Materials Holding Corp. earnings drop (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. reported higher net sales for the first quarter, but sharply lower earnings per share.BMHC – parent of BMC West Corp. – posted net income of $600,000, or 5 cents per diluted share. That compares to $2.2 ...

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Business park grows in ex-sawmill town Council (access required)

A business park that wasn’t supposed to work in this former mill town of a little more than 800 did work – and is about to get bigger.Construction is slated to start in May on two light-manufacturing buildings of 6,000 ...

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Major mixed-used project unveiled for Front Street west of courthouse (access required)

Commercial real estate development firm Stewart Laney Oaas plans a major mixed-use project on a downtown Boise site it recently acquired on Front Street near the new Ada County Courthouse.The first phase of the project, to be called The Blocks, ...

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Home Federal S&L to open on Apple St. (access required)

Home Federal Savings & Loan Association aims to open its new southeast Boise branch in June.The 4,500-square-foot building, which will include a residential lending office, is under construction on the west side of Apple Street at ParkCenter Boulevard.“It’s probably the ...

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Emerald Tech Center to start sixth 'flex' building (access required)

RS Hosac Inc. of Boise plans to start construction in mid-May of the sixth building in the 13-acre Emerald Tech Center business park in west Boise.Leasing Director Nate Hosac said he expects Steed Construction, of Eagle, to complete the office-warehouse ...

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Task force to review altered impact-fee formula (access required)

The Ada County Highway District Impact Fee Program Advisory Task Force this week begins reviewing amendments to the district’s impact-fee ordinance required under an Idaho law that takes effect July 1.House Bill 607, passed by the Idaho Legislature last month, ...

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Western Construction digs in during tough times (access required)

Tightening markets and tough competition form a rocky road for Western Construction, but the family-owned company is well entrenched for the future.The Boise-based general contracting firm has worked primarily on state and federal highway projects in Idaho and elsewhere in ...

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Construction permit values dip but still top $2B (access required)

While Idaho construction valuation dipped 0.6 percent in 2001 – the first decrease since 1997 – the total still topped $2 billion, for the third consecutive year.Idaho construction totaled $2,101,595,265 last year, compared to $2,113,294,271 in 2000, according to the ...

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New virtual plan room speeds bidding process (access required)

A powerful new contractors’ Internet service has proven so successful in testing that it has gone live two weeks ahead of schedule.The Internet Plan Room, offered by Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) in partnership with iSqFt, became available to AGC ...

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Boise State Univ. to build dorm, 175 apts. (access required)

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects – a residence hall and an apartment complex – that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.Larry Blake, BSU director of ...

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