Eldon James loss demands exploration
Sadly, frustratingly, all of that will soon be gone.
The Loveland-based company, we had been led to believe, was planning to build a new $12-million, 75,000-square-foot facility in Timnath. Instead, it is now headed south, moving to a location at the Stapleton airport redevelopment project in Denver.
The news, appropriately enough, broke on Friday the 13th. It most certainly ruined the weekends of key players in the economic-development game.
Eldon James, in case you haven’t heard of it, makes plastic tubing and fittings used in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals and auto manufacturing. In all, it makes more than 6,000 products.
It’s not a huge company, with just 36 employees on payroll. But with its clean rooms and growing fortunes, it’s on the cutting edge, a “cool” company deploying some of the intellectual capital so critical in today’s economy. That, of course, helps attract other manufacturers,
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