When the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance launched Southern Colorado’s FourFront Fuse Impact Center at Catalyst Campus last year, one of the first programs established to give local companies a boost was the Defense Assistance Program. Several local businesses that were affected by defense cuts and budget sequestration had the opportunity...
Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is...
Manufacturers from around Southern Colorado are preparing for next week’s Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo — a Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance South event. The expo will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada...
Manufacturers from around Southern Colorado are preparing for next week’s Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo — a Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance South event. The expo will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada...
Advanced manufacturing students at Pikes Peak Community College had the opportunity to network with machining, 3D printing, Computer-Aided Design and electronics industry professionals during the Manufacturing Industry Partners Networking event at the college’s Centennial Campus March 30. According to a news release, the event “aimed to showcase PPCC’s CHAMP (Colorado...
Cole Evans can sleep easy. He has a good job lined up when he graduates from Mitchell High School in 2016. Evans is going to Kansas to work as a welder with his cousin’s husband. For the past two years, he has been training in Pikes Peak Community College’s area...
To call the building that once housed Peyton’s junior high and high schools unassuming might be an overstatement. The drab, functional structure sits in the heart of the eastern plains community’s “downtown,” and had been underutilized for quite some time. But now that building could provide an unlikely spark —...
The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo took place Oct. 6-7 in Colorado Springs. Dozens of businesspeople discussed the impact of manufacturing in the region.
Not intentionally, Frank Caris stands out. His 6-foot-7-inch frame will dominate, his native-Dutch accent will intrigue, while his humor will create laughs. Ask him a question about dpiX, where he started as interim president and CEO eight years ago and he’ll joke, “I must have done something wrong, because...
Concepts in Millwork started operations in Colorado Springs with three employees 35 years ago last Wednesday. Today the commercial millwork company employs 80. Concepts in Millwork CEO Bob Silcott began a counter-top manufacturing business in his hometown of Denver decades ago. He sold the business in 1980 and, as part...
By Chris Fagnant Qualtek Manufacturing Have you ever wondered what a “good paying manufacturing job” actually looks like? Politicians and bureaucrats touting the importance of “strengthening the middle class” throw around phrases like these on a daily basis. Today, U.S. manufacturing is thriving in a rebounding economy, which has returned demand...

EPI: Manufacturing jobs pay well

Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In Colorado, the report shows, the...