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Business

  • Commerce City is busting out all over

    Builders in the Turnberry subdivision are building more homes in Commerce City.

    Jessica L. Hansen, media relations for D.R. Horton Inc., builders of the community, said that the company plans for home prices to start in the $340,000 range, and that models should be completed in July. 

    “There has been a lot of interest. Currently, we have an interest list forming, and we plan to begin pre-sales in May,” she said. 

  • A one-trick hybrid pony

    By Tony White

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Eric Sumpter says specialization is the wave of the future for the car service industry.

  • New manufacturing facility planned

    MetroWest Report

    As many as 200 new jobs could come to Fort Lupton soon, officials say, after GEP Investments Inc. recently paid $2.5 million for 39 acres at 13525 County Road 8.

    Trans-West Inc. head George Eidsness also is listed as the registered agent of GEP Investments, which is based in Brighton, according to documents filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

    Eidsness did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

  • New manufacturing facility planned

    MetroWest Report

    As many as 200 new jobs could be created in Fort Lupton soon, officials say, after GEP Investments Inc. recently paid $2.5 million for 39 acres at 13525 County Road 8.

    Trans-West Inc. head George Eidsness also is listed as the registered agent of GEP Investments, which is based in Brighton, according to documents filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

  • Chamber director resigned following financial discrepancies

    MetroWest Report

    Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce Director Holly Hansen resigned recently, after discrepancies were found during a financial audit, according to the board’s Chairman Larry Barnaby.

    The Greater Brighton Chamber has Commerce City companies as members. 

  • City approves gas station plan at I-76, Bromley

    By Andrea Tritschler

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    A sleek, modern-looking Kum & Go gas station and convenience store is planned to be built near Interstate 76 and Bromley Lane after the Brighton City Council approved construction plans for it Tuesday, Dec. 20.

    The gas station is planned for 5.2 acres of the vacant 8.1-acre parcel of land. The other 2.85 acres to the south is planned for office, medical or business use.

  • Construction planned at former Mile High park in 2017

    Construction on infrastructure is expected to start in 2017 at the former Mile High Greyhound Park at the southwest corner of Holly Street and East 64th Avenue.

    Officials want some sort of education campus, a hotel, shops, apartments and homes to be built on the 65-acre site. City staffers continue to meet with developers to discuss planned uses at the site, according to recent Commerce City news releases.

  • Vestas named No. 2 in the country

    Vestas Wind Systems, the Denmark-based wind turbine company that produces equipment in Brighton and Windsor, is the second largest wind power producer in the country, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration.

    The industry group recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in its annual Electric Generator Report.

  • Commerce City starts chamber

    New chamber of commerce organizer Michael Scanlon has lived and worked in Commerce City since 2009.

    He said he chose the city, and especially the Reunion neighborhood, over anywhere else in the region.

    But until now, Scanlon said he hasn’t been able to be part of a chamber of commerce, since the city hasn’t had its own.

  • Denver Machine celebrates 100th year

    Denver Machine celebrates 100 years in business

    Commerce City-based business Denver Machine celebrated its 100th anniversary with an open house Aug. 19.