For the past couple of years, a small group of manufacturing professionals has been meeting to work on initiatives designed to boost our regional manufacturing industry. About a year ago we reached out to more companies, increased participation and expanded the discussion, then formed the Pikes Peak Manufacturing Partnership. Current members range from very small […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
Bal Seal Engineering Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its manufacturing facility, off Interquest Parkway, with much fanfare and excitement. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Steve Bach addressed the crowd of nearly 200 people, praising Bal Seal’s 155,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility and the growth of manufacturing in Colorado Springs. Bal Seal employs 81 people and has been […]
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