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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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Boise to get French pastry shop (access required)

Très bon! Boise will get its first French pastry shop and bakery early next year with the planned January opening of the Café de Paris in the Adelmann Building at Capitol Boulevard and Idaho Street. Owner and chef Mathieu Choux ...

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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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Micron Tech. cuts costs, seeks to prevent layoffs (access required)

Micron Technology Inc., Idaho’s largest private employer with about 10,500 employees, announced Oct. 16 plans to cut costs – primarily by reducing executive pay. The Boise-based computer memory chip manufacturer does not anticipate layoffs, a statement from Micron said. But ...

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Oregon real estate firm buys Boise outlet mall (access required)

S-Sixteen, an investment entity of the J.R. Simplot family, has sold the Boise Factory Outlets mall to a Portland-based real estate firm for $7.6 million. Canterbury Real Estate Services Inc., Portland, purchased 22 acres and 162,000 square feet of retail ...

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Mobile-information-mgmt. firm posts quarterly loss (access required)

Extended Systems Inc. last week reported increased losses and a drop in revenues for its fiscal first quarter, ending Sept. 30. The Boise-based producer of mobile-information-management technology reported a net loss of from continuing operations of $2.8 million, or 26 ...

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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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Boise’s Costco has no immediate plans to seek second Valley site (access required)

Does Costco have the 13-year itch? It was November 1988 when the membership discount chain’s Boise warehouse store opened in Franklin Towne Plaza, a little way south of Boise Towne Square – which had opened a few months earlier. At ...

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