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 for-profit development company Milestones for […]
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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 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 steel into the U.S.,” the […]
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Chromatic Technologies Inc. of Colorado Springs has joined forces in a joint cooperation agreement with INX International Ink Co. The global agreement is designed to offer the can manufacturing and packaging industries world-class customer service and specialty ink innovation. INX is the global leader in inks for beverage cans and CTI produces specialty inks, such […]
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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 vocational welding program. This year, […]
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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...
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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Three-dimensional printing is now a mainstay among the world’s tech communities, and the craft once used only by micro-manufacturers and hobbyists is now readily available in the Springs. In April, a fourth branch of the Denver-based 3D Printing Store — “The first retail store in America catering to consumers, hobbyists and professionals,” according to its […]
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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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These days, almost any news about the local business and jobs environment tends to skew toward the dark side, focusing on what we need instead of what we have. We need more companies with primary jobs. We need more venture capital. We need more programs to develop the workforce. We need more unity among local […]
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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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