Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Potato Plant Breaks Ground in the Burley / Heyburn, Idaho Industrial Park

Burley, ID: A new potato dehydration plant that will bring 50 new jobs to
the area broke ground yesterday at the Burley/Heyburn Industrial Park. City
of Burley Economic Developer Doug Manning said the Oregon Potato Co., which
will do business in Idaho as Gem State Processing, has its headquarters in
Pasco, Washington.

"We've been working with company representatives from Gem State Processing
for several weeks, and we're excited to see the beginning of construction,"
Manning said in a written statement. "The development will help diversify
the local economy and create jobs."

Manning said Tuesday that during a phone interview that most of the
company's new hires will be local residents.

The company plans to begin operations by the second quarter of 2011, said
Bill Schow, general manager for Gem State Processing.

Manning said the company will produce a potato flake that will be used in
other products. The company will be located toward the north end of the
industrial park.

Burley officials along with officials from the city of Heyburn and Minidoka
County and the Boyer Co., which manages the industrial park, have been
actively involved in negotiations in order to get the project off the
ground, Manning said. The project contractor is Max Gabbard Construction of
Yakima, Wash.

"You never know what might happen because of this one," Manning said, adding
that he may have another economic development announcement later this month.

(Originally in the Magic Valley Times-News, 08-11-2010, Written by Laurie

Friday, August 20, 2010

Self-Storage / Condo Storage Land For Sale

Steven Keim | NAI Commerce One | (208) 525-8088

Bennett / Vernon Ave, Idaho Falls, ID
Self-Storage / Condo Storage Land
8.74 acres Vacant Land
offered at $648,000
Lot Size 8.74 acres


8.74 Acres conveniently located just off Yellowstone Highway and Lincoln Road with easy access to Highway 20 and Interstate 15. Near many multi-family developments and Pinecrest Golf Course. Zoned C-1. Price includes complete architectural drawings for a multi-building storage unit / condo storage project. Excellent investment opportunity at $1.70/SF.

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Contact info:
Steven Keim
NAI Commerce One
(208) 525-8088
For sale by agent/broker

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boise-Based Developer Enthusiastic About Projects in Idaho Falls

Thomas Development is pleased to announce its plans to renovate Constitution Plaza in Idaho Falls, formerly known as the "EICAP Building", which they recently purchased from the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership.  Tom and Barbara Mannschreck, the owners of Thomas Development, love downtown Idaho Falls and see great potential in the 16,440 square foot building that boasts its own parking lot directly across from the city offices.  Thomas Development also owns and has renovated the nearby Earl Building at 525 Park Avenue.

Tom and Barbara have been working closely with downtown Idaho Falls experts, their development team, and their local property manager and broker Steven Frei to plan the renovations, which includes renaming the building “Constitution Plaza”.  John Hart, the director of Downtown Idaho Falls Development Corporation and Jan Blickenstaff, the City of Idaho Falls grants administrator, have been extremely helpful.  Jan is retiring but plans to remain available as a resource to the city and developers because of his commitment to Idaho Falls. Constitution Plaza will be extensively renovated, both interior and exterior. The owners will seek LEED certification and will also apply to the Idaho Falls Historic Preservation Commission for historic fa├žade renovation grants.  

The Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership will move all of its operations to a single location in 2011.  Constitution Plaza will then become available for lease for one large or several smaller office tenants. Steven Frei and Brent Butikofer of NAI Commerce One brokered the sale of the building and may be contacted about leasing opportunities.

Thomas Development has two other developments in Idaho Falls. Rosslare on 12th and Hoopes is an affordable 48 Unit senior apartment and opened last summer.  Summerhill is an 80 unit housing development that opened this month. 

Summerhill "follows our pattern of developing low- and moderate- income housing for families," said Tom Mannschreck.  Like the adjacent Rosslare development, Summerhill will have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  

For questions, please contact Kaly Shippen at (208) 525-8088 or email

Friday, August 6, 2010

August AREVA Meetings to be held in Boise and Idaho Falls

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold 2 meetings in ID next week regarding the AREVA Eagle Rock Enrichment Plant project – PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THEM!

Monday, August 9 in Boise at the Oxford Suites Hotel, 1426 S. Entertainment Ave., in Boise, from 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 12 in Idaho Falls at the Red Lion Hotel, 475 River Parkway, from 7:30-10 p.m.

If you have questions, or wish to know pertinent issues for the EIS, you can call GIFI office 208-522-2014 or Lane Allgood, PST, at 208-313-4166. Public comments can be submitted until September 13, by email, or mailed to:

Ref: Report Number NUREG-1945 draft
Chief, Rules & Directives Branch
Division of Administrative Services
Office of Administration
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mail Stop TWB-05-B01M
Washington, DC 20555-0001