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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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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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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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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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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