Manufacturing company expands in Colorado Springs bringing hundreds of jobs to the Pikes Peak Region
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - On Tuesday, the Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, along with Governor Jared Polis, announced that Entegris, Inc., a global supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for the semiconductor, life sciences, and other high-tech industries, has selected Colorado Springs for expansion.
WATCH announcement at the top of this article.
The expansion is set to bring about 600 new jobs, averaging a salary of about $75,000 to the Pikes Peak Region. The new jobs are expected to include managers, technicians, chemists, engineers, and warehouse operators.
According to a press release, Entegris plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs, focused on the development of products critical to the manufacture of semiconductors. The company also expects to invest up to $600 million into the construction of a new production facility over the next several years.
The press release went on to say that the Colorado Springs facility will be located at 301 South Rockrimmon Blvd., and built to include advanced environmental sustainability features.
The company also plans to support the continued development of a workforce with the skills to support the semiconductor industry in Colorado by committing to invest more than $30 million in STEM and engineering scholarships for women and individuals from underrepresented communities, and filling more than 50% of new engineering roles with women and/or individuals from underrepresented groups.
Speakers at Tuesday’s announcement included:
- Governor Jared Polis
- Senator John Hickenlooper
- Mayor John Suthers, City of Colorado Springs
- Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, El Paso County
- Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, President & CEO, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
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