Manufacturing/Industry

Fertilizer center set at local Superfund site

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
By Greg Eichelberger/For the Journal
Richard Lloyd, general manager of Valley Agronomics, and Paul Yochum, FMC spokesman, stand in front of site where a fertilizer distribution and retail center will be constructed next year.

By Greg Eichelberger For the Journal It was announced recently that with the cooperation of the Food Machinery Company and the Power County Development Corporation, Valley Agronomics will construct and maintain a fertilizer retail center and distribution warehouse on the Superfund site — the first step in redevelopment and reclamation of the area known as
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Tribes respond to planned redevelopment at former FMC site

Dec 17th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they support the redevelopment of the former FMC site west of Pocatello and any potential jobs it could bring; however, they only recently learned that Valley Agronomics LLC is hoping to construct a fertilizer distribution and retail center in the area and don’t currently have
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Fertilizer distribution and retail center planned at former FMC site

Dec 16th, 2015 | By

By Kendra Evensen Construction on a fertilizer distribution and retail center at the former FMC location west of Pocatello could begin early next year, marking the first redevelopment effort at the Superfund cleanup site. After striking an agreement with the Power County Development Authority (PCDA) and FMC Corporation, Valley Agronomics LLC is making plans for
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East Idaho eyed as site for small commercial nuclear reactors

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

BOISE (AP) — U.S. Department of Energy officials and an energy cooperative with members in eight states are negotiating a plan that could lead to the construction of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear site. Officials with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems said the 890-square-mile site containing the Idaho National Laboratory
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Local experts: Smart guns have more safety concerns than upsides

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
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Smart guns, like the one pictured here, could be the guns of the future.

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com According to the TV show “History Detectives Special Investigations,” there was a time when a person had to hold a lighted wick to a “touch hole” in the barrel of a gun to ignite the powder inside. Imagine taking time to do that in an emergency. We’ve come a long way
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Inergy launches robust portable power generation system, raises more than $76K

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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Inergy Kodiak and Predator 50 solar generation system. This portable system can be used for home or recreation. The Kodiak utilizes a 1,100 Watt Lithium-ion battery and weighs about 20 pounds. The Predator 50 solar panels are modular, portable and interlocking.

By Vanessa Grieve For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Within five hours, Inergy Solar was about to surpass the halfway point of its $50,000 online fundraising campaign Tuesday. “It’s going bananas,” said Inergy Solar generators founder Brad Barrott. “We’re ecstatic.” Tuesday, Inergy launched the fundraising campaign for its most sophisticated portable solar generator and portable solar
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Insulating the future

Nov 19th, 2015 | By
Vanessa Grieve/For the Journal 
Sales Associate Jeremy Miller holds a sample of the inside of a structural panel in the RAY-CORE office.

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS  — The push to reduce energy costs is good for one local manufacturing company that produces structural insulated panels. RAY-CORE, located at 305 E. Elva St. in idaho Falls, produces unique structural insulated panels (SIPs) for residential and commercial construction purposes. about half of their products are sold to
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Bingham library gets second 3D printer

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
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The North Bingham County District Library in Shelley recently purchased a 3D printer from the Rexburg company PrintSpace. Pictured are Mark Jaster, founder of PrintSpace, and Luanna Borup

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com SHELLEY — North Bingham County District Library officials believe it’s their job to provide resources for learning in the community — even if that knowledge doesn’t come from books. That’s one of the reasons why the library decided to purchase a second 3D printer, which arrived this week. “Having these printers
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Airport solar panel project lease OK’d

Oct 19th, 2015 | By

By JOURNAL STAFF POCATELLO — City Council members voted Thursday to approve the lease of 197.5 acres on the northern edge of Pocatello Regional Airport to Pocatello Solar One, LLC., for the creation of a solar panel project. The rental fee will be $4,069 per year during the two-year developmental phase of the project, which
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ATCO to add 75 jobs in Pocatello

Oct 13th, 2015 | By
An employee works at ATCO's facility in Pocatello. The company plans to hire 75 more workers for the facility.

POCATELLO — ATCO Structures and Logistics recently announced it will add 75 jobs to its manufacturing facility at 3770 Pole Line Road in Pocatello. The new hires will be creating dormitory wings for a workforce housing facility currently being constructed at the Site C Clean Energy Project on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia.
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