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 in the process of […]
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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 Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs) grant […]
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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 Industry Learning Labs National […]
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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 for tax climate, C for […]
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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 of a non-compete clause, set […]
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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 Ave. In its third year, […]
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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 to apply for federal funding […]
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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 Ave. In its third year, […]
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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 average manufacturing worker makes $20.05 […]
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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 to pre-recession levels and […]
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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...
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 as far as … working […]
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