Blue Star Recyclers receives grants

Blue Star Recyclers received $25,000 grants each from the Kenneth King Foundation and the Denver Foundation to help fund the expansion of the company’s mission into the Denver area later this year. Founded in Colorado Springs in 2009, Blue Star creates jobs for people with autism and other disabilities by recycling electronics. In Denver, Blue Star will join the Mile High Youth Corps and Energy Resource Center to share space in a large warehouse owned by the Urban Land Conservancy.

Scholarship funds raised

Blazer Electric Supply Co., Colorado Springs, held the Blazer Benefit 2 golf tournament this month at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur. The proceeds of $20,000 were split between contractor training programs scholarship funds for the local chapters of Independent Electrical Contractors and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the IBEW.

Bryan Construction wins best project

Bryan Construction was recognized with Engineering News-Record Magazine’s 2014 Best Proejct – Manufacturing Award Mountain States Region for constructing Bal Seal Engineering’s new building at Interquest and Voyager parkways.

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The 155,000-square-foot plant opened in February and is expected to bring an additional 200-250 jobs to the Springs by the time it reaches full capacity.

New surveyor certification

Farnsworth Group announced that Jeff Redfern has received his Certified Federal Surveyor license. Farnsworth is a full-service engineering, architecture and survey firm with an office in Colorado Springs.

Happy birthday, foundation

On Aug. 14, the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation turned 30 years old. During its 30 years, the foundation has provided more than $10 million in primary care services for uninsured and underinsured persons, operated an ambulatory-based family practice residency program, conducted several medical ethics conferences and more.

Overhead Door wins CDPHE award

American Overhead Door of Colorado Springs was awarded a Bronze Environmental Achievement Award by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The bronze tier is the entry-level tier that recognizes the environmental achievements of Colorado businesses and others, according to Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer of the CDPHE.