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After a decade, North End church project enters home stretch (access required)

It’s been 10 years since Jon Swarthout, then the leader of a small children’s dance program in the Treasure Valley, decided to buy a stately stone church in Hyde Park that had fallen on hard times. Swarthout planned to turn ...

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In disasters’ wake, builders brace for impact on supplies (access required)

Over the summer, three major natural disasters hit different regions of the U.S. In 2018, their impact is expected to begin reaching firms in the building industry. “What we are starting to hear from contractors is that there is going ...

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Portland system converts wood waste into energy (access required)

Richard DeWolf’s Portland-based company, Versatile Wood Products, specializes in the restoration and remodel of historical doors, windows and cabinetry. In the course of a single year, that work produces a significant amount of wood waste and sawdust, to the tune ...

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US homebuilder sentiment rises in November

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Nov. 16 rose two points to 70 this month. That’s the ...

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