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The Physics of Form – Idaho Companies use high-tech furnaces for custom molds

At Form Physics, components ranging from parts of orthodontic braces to products for aircraft and aerospace begin as precisely mixed alloys of exotic metal powders, formed in molds and heated to temperatures as high as 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hilex (Jerome, Idaho) purchases Vanguard Plastics – "Would you like plastic or plastic?"

"The Jerome facility is the state-of-the-art facility in comparison to the other 11," he said, and it was built to accommodate more equipment. It will be a model for the other plants, he said.

Coldwater Creek Changes – Idaho retailer expanding into nearly 200 stores by year’s end

Evolve or die. The mantra applies to business as much as nature, and at Coldwater Creek it’s a way of life.

Cheese company will build $27 million plant in Elmore County, Idaho – will employ 250 workers

"We now have three legs to our economy — the Air Force base, agriculture and manufacturing," said Mountain Home Mayor Joe McNeal. "This project gives us an economic boost that will help us accommodate any future developments at the base."

Stimson Lumber Co. to close its Atlas Mill in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Company says demand shift away from wood required 120 layoffs

Small business is booming in Northern Idaho

Beck said the SBA’s transition from district to centralized loan processing will speed up loan approval, as all lenders will be required to conform their applications to SBA standards, rather than having district personnel guiding them through the process. That means bankers will need to learn the SBA process, Beck said, and they will be trained in large part by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

Idaho Office of Science & Technology October 2005

In this issue: # NanoSteel Gets First Funding # Idaho Companies Receiving SBIR Grant Wins # Idaho Universities, AREVA, INL Join Forces on Nuclear Engineers Program # Micron Technology Expands Singapore Facility # DocuTech Releases…

The Pocatello Development Authority takes step to bring IsoRay Medical and its 100 to 150 high-paying jobs to town: Agency chips in $200,000 to help fund test at INL

”In our minds it’s much broader than just IsoRay coming here,“ Burstedt said. ”It opens industry to all types of companies who will need this same service from the laboratory. All of Eastern Idaho will benefit.“

Are Idaho taxes fair? Depends on whom you ask

Both would lessen the tax burden of low-income Idahoans, and either shift the costs to sales and income taxes or to businesses, farmers and folks who own more expensive homes.

Healthy workers make good business sense – Companies are jumping on the fitness wagon by sponsoring employee health programs

"Every company spends thousands of dollars in benefits on health care per employee," Kemper said. "If you’re going to spend so much on sick care, why not spend a lot on helping employees become healthier?"