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 U.S. manufacturing to be competitive […]
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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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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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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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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 indicated that retailers appear to […]
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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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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...
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 I’m still here.” Then, he gets […]
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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 — one that could narrow the […]
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The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo took place Oct. 6-7 in Colorado Springs. Dozens of businesspeople discussed the impact of manufacturing in the region.
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The 3D Printing Store in Colorado Springs now offers full-body 3D scans and 3D-printed “mini-me” figurines. The offerings, which are marketed as unique holiday gift ideas, are now available at the 3D Printing Store’s four Colorado locations, including its Colorado Springs store at 4250 Buckingham Dr., Suite 100. “This is a unique gift to give […]
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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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