Manufacturing/Industry

Christiansen Implement stores acquired by Stotz Equipment

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal The Christiansen Implement stores in Burley, American Falls and Twin Falls have been purchased by Arizona-based Stotz Equipment. The announcement means very few changes for the 70 employees who work at the three stores. “We want this to be seamless for our customers,” said Rob Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment’s vice president
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Biggest yogurt plant in the world announces expansion

May 19th, 2016 | By
Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter talks to reporters outside the Chobani plant in Twin Falls. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal TWIN FALLS — Yogurt company Chobani is expanding its facility in Twin Falls, making it the biggest yogurt production facility in the world. Currently the company’s Twin Falls plant employs more than 900 people in a facility of more than 1 million square feet. The expansion is yet another huge
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Pocatello’s shuttered Hoku plant might have new owner

Mar 10th, 2016 | By
The Hoku polysilicon plant in Pocatello cost $700 million to build but never became operational. The facility might soon have a new owner, according to media reports. (Idaho State Journal file photo)

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Media reports Thursday stated that the former Hoku polysilicon plant on the city’s north side might have a new owner. JH Kelly, the owner of the defunct plant, has entered into a contract to sell the plant to a undisclosed company, according to Pocatello’s KPVI TV. KPVI reported that JH
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AAA: Gas prices look to be headed higher

Mar 9th, 2016 | By
Gas pumps. (Submitted Photo)

AAA press release BOISE – (March 9, 2016) The U.S. average pump price jumped six cents this past week, the largest one-week increase since the beginning of the year—and a likely harbinger of what’s ahead as refineries prep for summer production, says AAA Idaho. The travel organization says the price differential between U.S. and Idaho
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Idaho Land Board approves sale of commercial property

Feb 16th, 2016 | By

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board on Tuesday approved selling most of the commercial properties owned by the Idaho Department of Lands as part of a plan to get rid of holdings that had become a political liability for some of its members. The board voted 5-0 to
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Free seminar to offer overview of OSHA operations

Feb 9th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff The Idaho Falls Department of Labor Office and the Employer-Labor Partnership Committee are hosting a free seminar for businesses giving an overview of Occupational Safety and Health Association. This seminar will be hosted Thursday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Idaho Department of Labor Offices at 1515 E. Lincoln Road in Idaho
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Small increase in customer charges proposed by Rocky Mountain Power

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

BOISE — In planning to meet the electricity needs of customers, Rocky Mountain Power works with customers to help them use electricity more efficiently. The utility promotes energy efficiency and programs that coordinate when electricity is used, as well as reduce overall electrical use to help customers save money. Participation in these programs by Idaho
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US manufacturing weakens in line with China factory slowdown

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2015, file photo, primer is applied to the midsole of a military tested New Balance 950v2 sneaker under ultraviolet light before the outsole is attached at one of company's manufacturing facilities in Boston. On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in the world’s two biggest economies — the United States and China — slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy. U.S. factory activity shrank in January for a fourth straight month as a strong dollar and weak demand overseas pinched American
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Filling a need: E. Idaho employers and educators see benefit of community college

Jan 29th, 2016 | By
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By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com   Bonneville School District No. 93 Assistant Superintendent Scott Woolstenhulme said the district sees the potential benefit for its high school students in having access to a community college.   “We’ve been working with them on a few different things and see how we could partner with them,” Woolstenhulme said. “We
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Better software systems make for a better company – Analyze your systems today

Jan 28th, 2016 | By
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By Cody Ferguson Recently, I have been working with a Boise based company in an effort to improve the set of systems they use on a daily basis for various business tasks. Although their current systems did meet some of their basic needs, an eye on the future showed some serious warning signs. These systems
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