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Boisean finds niche in contract selling on eBay for clients (access required)

Terry Rich says he was “ecstatic” when Nancy Gordon sold his 18-year-old BMW motorcycle for $4,000 on eBay for him. “Selling a performance motorcycle in the middle of winter, in Boise, Idaho, I’d probably have ended up with $3,000,” he ...

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Nampa Hampton Inn designed with expansion in mind (access required)

Foundations are poured and framing is under way on the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Nampa, just south of the Idaho Center on Franklin Road. James Talcott Construction, Great Falls, Mont., is the general contractor on the project. Brad ...

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MPC Computers notches 5th profitable quarter (access required)

MPC Computers, Nampa, last week announced that he fourth quarter had been a profitable one, and said the company had completed “a full year of operating profit in 2002 despite the challenging year experienced by the PC industry.” MPC, formerly ...

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Construction stats show signs of improvement (access required)

Construction statistics show some improvement in Boise and statewide. Construction value in the Boise city limits totaled $144.4 million through the first four months of fiscal 2003, a 29 percent increase from the year-earlier period, according to the Boise City ...

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SCP Global Technologies to grow by acquisition (access required)

SCP Global Technologies Inc., a Boise maker of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, has signed an agreement to buy the Wet Products Division of Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSN). Fremont, Calif.-based Mattson is a major supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors. ...

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The Emporium to close 4 clothing stores in the Treasure Valley (access required)

The Emporium plans to close its four clothing stores in the Treasure Valley. The Eugene, Ore.-based retailer said in a statement that it will close Boise stores at Overland and Five Mile roads and in Northgate Shopping Center on West ...

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Cathedral Place project to be redesigned (access required)

The design for the Cathedral Place apartment and parking development is to be revised following a recent denial by the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission. Jim Tomlinson, principal in Boise firm Tomlinson & Associates, said comments from commission members and ...

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Exterior insulation and finish systems failures linked to poor installation (access required)

Problems with the exterior finish product known as EIFS are creating some very real headaches for builders – from added insurance costs to outright rejection of the product for many public construction projects. EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems) are ...

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Idaho Dept. of Transportation says project may finish early (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Department isn’t making any promises, but hopes mild weather may speed up completion of work to widen the Connector to as early as this fall, rather than next January as scheduled. “We’re just working really closely with ...

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Experts says Boise commercial real estate market to remain sluggish (access required)

The Boise commercial real estate market probably will stay sluggish for most of this year, presenters at the Boise Commercial Real Estate Symposium said Feb. 11. A lack of job growth, reduced in-migration and continued concerns about national issues are ...

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