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Boise-based Building Materials Holding Corp. loses earnings in 3rd quarter (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. reported diluted earnings per share of 55 cents for the third quarter, up 2 cents from the same period of 2000. The supplier of building materials and services to builders and contractors announced higher quarterly net ...

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Woodgrain Millwork of Fruitland and Nampa to produce in Chile (access required)

Molding and interior door maker Woodgrain Millwork has started building a pine-door manufacturing plant in Chile, but doesn’t plan to cut employment in Fruitland and Nampa. Woodgrain expects the plant in Los Angeles, Chile, to bring sophisticated manufacturing processes and ...

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Urban renewal plan for downtown Boise approved (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. board has approved a revised urban renewal plan for the west side of downtown Boise – including changes sought in part by Boise Cascade Corp. Following a CCDC board meeting a week earlier, a spokesman ...

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Ore.-based Lithia Motors to move Ford complex to new site in Boise (access required)

Lithia Motors Inc. plans to purchase a 16-acre parcel on Maple Grove near Fairview Avenue – with a partially built, derelict Smith’s grocery store – and plans to move its Ford franchise from Fairview Avenue to the new site late ...

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Contractor uses baking soda as restoration tool (access required)

A Meridian contractor has expanded his business to include a relatively new technology that employs baking soda as a cleaning agent in commercial and residential restoration projects. Mark Russell, 43, is the co-founder of Pacific Construction & Interiors, a home-based ...

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McAlvain Construction wins bid for univ. project (access required)

McAlvain Construction has won a bid as the Idaho contractor who will team up with a Seattle firm to construct two multi-building, mixed-use higher-education complexes for the University of Idaho Foundation near the new Ada County Courthouse complex. Boise-based McAlvain ...

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Republic Storage builds new self-storage complex (access required)

Republic Storage of Idaho has started building its 14th self-storage complex in the Treasure Valley, on Hartman Street on the Boise Central Bench. Owner Dick Phillips said the project will feature large units – some up to 2,000 square feet ...

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Boise Cascade Corp. questions Capital City’s plan for parking structures (access required)

Boise Cascade Corp. officials expressed concern last week that the Capital City Development Corp.’s planned Westside urban renewal area might spawn parking structures that would block views from BCC corporate headquarters at 11th and Jefferson streets. Meanwhile, Meadow Gold Dairy ...

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Boise-based construction company buys AAA Idaho building (access required)

Remodeling contractor Stronghold Construction has purchased the AAA Idaho building at Elder and Shoshone streets in Boise and plans a move there by April. The Boise-based company bought the 6,000-square-foot, single-story building in mid-September for an undisclosed price. Stronghold co-owner ...

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Former medical building on Overland gets more remodeling (access required)

First Service Group Real Estate has started remodeling the other half of the building it bought and moved into last February. The company acquired the former medical office building of 3,600 square feet at on the north side of Overland ...

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