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Economy forces some architectural firms to change way of doing business (access required)

Slowdowns in public projects and new construction have forced some architectural firms to redesign how they do business. Four employees were laid off in the past year at Lombard-Conrad Architects, Boise, according to Nate Turner, vice president. The company employs ...

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Construction stats stay ahead of ’02 levels (access required)

Boise’s August Construction Report shows an 11 percent increase in the value of all projects approved during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, to $374.3 million. The calendar-year total rose 2 percent to $260 million while August’s $28.3 ...

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TitleOne Corp. leases additional space in downtown Boise (access required)

TitleOne Corp. will have a larger downtown Boise quarters early next year. The real estate title and escrow company recently leased additional space in the Golden Eagle Building at 11th and River streets. The firm now occupies about 12,000 square ...

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Middleton retail complex planned (access required)

A restaurant, and neighborhood service and retail businesses, are expected to occupy a 3.5-acre commercial development slated in Middleton. Sherry and Fred Maupin plan to develop a multi-tenant building of about 6,000 square feet and a restaurant building of 3,000 ...

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IBF Group turns data unit into full-fledged division (access required)

No stranger to change, 28-year-old IBF Group – formerly Idaho Business Forms – recently expanded its data-collection technology unit to give clients additional options for gaining efficiency in a tough economy. The unit dates from the mid-1990s, when an IBF ...

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Idaho Manufacturing Conference held (access required)

For U.S. manufacturers, surviving amid low-cost competition based overseas and an increasingly fickle and hard-to-define customer base requires constantly creating additional “value,” the keynote speaker at the first Idaho Manufacturing Conference said in Boise last week. The “Awful 5 Percent ...

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Residential construction strong in Idaho, commercial construction flat (access required)

Residential construction continues to be strong in Idaho, but commercial construction remains flat, and the state’s labor pool has adjusted to accommodate the trends, trade groups say. The Idaho Department of Labor reported Sept. 5 that construction is expected to ...

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Commentary: Public works projects offer difficulty in bid process (access required)

Public works projects are often large, complicated and expensive. The complex nature of these projects creates the potential for serious mistakes in bid preparation. Even the most conscientious bidder, when faced with the task of analyzing and interpreting the hundreds ...

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Ad hoc civic group launches campaign for voters to approve convention center (access required)

An ad hoc civic group that includes numerous Boise-area business leaders has launched a public-relations campaign aimed at voter approval of the $25 million convention center project rejected in a bond election last February. Styling itself as BEST – the ...

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Developer changes plans for Carol Professional Center (access required)

Plans for part of Carol Professional Center have changed in response to market conditions. Jon Barnes of Properties West Inc., Boise, planned to develop two, two-story office buildings of more than 30,000 square feet each on the 4-plus acres fronting ...

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