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New arrivals create 473 jobs

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The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. welcomed eight companies at a reception at The Broadmoor hotel earlier this week. The companies will be responsible for creating 473 jobs by year-end and approximately 2,665 jobs by the year 2000. So far this year, the EDC has announced the relocation and expansion of 4,113 jobs, leading… Continue Reading New arrivals create 473 jobs

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Manufacturer sees growth

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LaserPro II, a Colorado Springs company that opened its doors in 1992, has experienced tremendous growth in volume and will be relocating to 5745 Industrial Plaza. The company, which specializes in the manufacturing of toner cartridges that are pre-tested in a compatible printer to which consumers utilize, has grown from one client more than 500,… Continue Reading Manufacturer sees growth

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Partnership leads to Springs

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Matheson Electronics Products Group and Industrial Gas Products, a Pueblo firm specializing in serving the precise gas needs of the electronics industry, have recently opened an office in Colorado Springs, which will be named Mountain Electronic Gases. The newly founded Mountain Electronic Gases will combine the expertise of the two companies in order to offer… Continue Reading Partnership leads to Springs

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OfficeMax plans to add two

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OfficeMax, located at 7645 N. Academy Blvd., is set to open two stores within its store. The concept may seem complicated, but OfficeMax has been successfully implementing the concept since its inception in 1988, and is now a <I>Fortune 500</I> company. According to OfficeMax, Colorado Springs has proven to be one of the chain’s more… Continue Reading OfficeMax plans to add two

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Furniture store expanding

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With a consistent revenue increase of 10% to 12% per year, Country Classics Furniture is being forced to expand its current 12,000-square-foot store on Woodmen Road. “We are being driven into expansion because business is so good, and we find we are two years ahead of schedule on our business plan,” said Eric Fetsch, owner… Continue Reading Furniture store expanding

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AE Associates sets up shop

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AE Associates Inc., a Greeley, Colo.-based mechanical engineering firm, recently opened offices at 6760 Corporate Drive. The growing company was acutely aware of the prospering semiconductor market in the city, and the need to service the plethora of local semiconductor companies. AEAI was started in 1976. Greg Martino started the company and remains at the… Continue Reading AE Associates sets up shop

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Vision Systems sees revenue jump

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A local software company has a vision of the future that includes growing, launching a new product, and becoming employee-owned. Vision Systems Inc. was founded in December 1993 as a network solutions provider to MCI Communications Inc. The company has since added four clients, including FedEx, America Online, and Tele-TV, on the East Coast, in… Continue Reading Vision Systems sees revenue jump

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Logistix holds steady without Apple

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The local division of Logistix anticipates revenue growth of up to 20% in 1997 — despite the loss of one of its highest volume customers, Apple Computers, earlier this year. “This is not going to be a traditional Apple Christmas in terms of volumes,” said Joe Bookataub, vice president of operations for Logistix. The 22-year-old… Continue Reading Logistix holds steady without Apple

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Phil Long hits

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Phil Long Family of Dealerships has risen on the 12th annual <I>Forbes 500</I> list of top private companies in the United States from 481 to 453. The 51-year-old company has 15 dealerships in Colorado Springs and Denver. It employs close to 1,200 people, up from 1,134 last year. Michael Marston, spokesman for Phil Long, said… Continue Reading Phil Long hits

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Adia teams up with French staffing firm

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Adia Personnel, the country’s fourth-largest employment services company, will merge with Ecco USA, a French employment company. The merger makes the company, Adecco, the world’s largest personnel services organization in the world, based on consolidated sales. With the merger, Adecco has more than 2,400 offices in 40 countries. Adia has two offices in Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Adia teams up with French staffing firm

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