Steven Cedre owns the city’s smallest full-service bicycle shop, and he’s watching the latest Trump tariffs take a huge bite out of his business.  Across the board, the U.S. bicycle industry — which relies on China for more than 90 percent of its bikes and bike parts — is reeling...
Light manufacturing is breathing new life into a North Nevada Avenue building, transforming it into a hub for like-minded tenants. “What we will have once we are built out are about eight spaces for smaller manufacturing companies to lease,” said Jen Taylor, who oversees marketing and strategic partnerships for the...
3D printing has already showed its value in everything from custom prosthetics to earthquake-proof houses — but the way Clay Guillory sees it, the next wave of change will ride on close collaboration between businesses and expert 3D printing production companies. Clay is founder and CEO of one of those...
The National Retail Federation reported Aug. 9 that imports at the nation’s major container ports have set new records this summer and are expected to set another one this month. The federation and Hackett Associates, a consultant to the international maritime industry, issued the monthly Global Port Tracker report, which...
Springs manufacturers are already feeling the strain of President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs, which some Colorado economists and trade experts warn will hurt the state’s consumers and producers. “It has been impacting us already,” said Christopher Fagnant, president at Qualtek Manufacturing. “It’s isolating manufacturing and it’s making it harder for...
When President Donald Trump announced that the United States would impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum, U.S. steel and aluminum producers rejoiced. “Evraz North America supports the Trump administration’s efforts to stop unfair and illegal imports of dumped and subsidized...
Local manufacturers want to make Colorado Springs a manufacturing hub, and they’re collaborating on major contracts to make it happen. Instead of competing individually and settling for small contracts, a handful of Springs companies are working together on selected projects to attract larger customers that have previously been out of...
Seventeen-year-old Zach McVicker and his family moved to Colorado Springs last summer, and the Widefield High School junior asked his counselor if the school offered any construction-related courses. “He said there were still some openings in the MiLL program,” McVicker said. “I said, ‘Sign me up.’” McVicker was referring to the Manufacturing...
Rogue robots aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore — they’re a real risk, and one that Colorado Springs manufacturers must face as the industry becomes more connected. Many manufacturers are underestimating the damage hackers can do to — and through — connected robotic systems, according to Shawn Murray, cybersecurity...
Colorado has received a D grade — again — on Ball State University’s annual Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card. But local manufacturers and industry groups are working to strengthen the industry in novel ways. The state was graded D for manufacturing, D for global position, C+ for human capital, C...
Colorado Springs manufacturers need to talk more and do more to compete for the business of major companies, and promote the city as a capability-rich “one-stop shop” for advanced manufacturing, according to CAMA South manufacturing board member Jay Palace. “The problem as I see it is we’re not collaborative enough...
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...