Manufacturing facility opening in Colorado Springs

Ball Seal Engineering Inc., which manufactures different components for airplanes and medical devices, recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 155,000-square-foot facility will be home to the company's manufacturing headquarters. Ball Seal President Rick Dawson said at a press conference the new facility, which cost $45 million, was in the planning stages for some time.

"When we began looking for a place to expand, we realized that Southern California was not the place to do that and we wanted a place within a day's drive," Dawson said. "We selected Colorado Springs over Denver, Phoenix and Portland because it offered us a welcoming business climate and good employees and a good business base."

Ball Seal currently employs 81 people that will be moving over to the Colorado Spring facility. Dawson went on to say the facility will help the Colorado Springs area grow.

"This facility enables us to increase capacity to meet the anticipated demand for our products, but it also enables us to support the Colorado Springs community and to continue our partnerships with Colorado educational institutions," Dawson said.

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