All posts by Nikki Kingery

New Pueblo-area homes back in demand

Home construction in the Pueblo area reached a nine-year high in 2017.

There were 361 single-family building permits issued last year, according to Pueblo Regional Building Department data.

It was an increase of 42 percent from the prior year (255 permits) and the most since the 394 permits issued in 2008, the second year of the 2007-2009 U.S. housing crash and recession.

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PBR opens 25th season this weekend in Madison Square Garden

A pair of national sponsors, Monster Energy and YETI, will continue the ride with the Professional Bull Riders as the tour opens its 25th season this weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The elite series, which awards its annual champion with a $1 million bonus and gold belt buckle each year, had previously been named the PBR Built Ford Tough Series. Ford remains the official vehicle of the PBR, the tour said.

 

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Construction Skills Training 2018

 

Here’s some information on Pueblo Corporate College’s Construction Skills Training that will start in February 2018!

Vestas sets wind turbine sales record, plans to keep Colorado plants busy

 

Vestas Wind Systems, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer that employs thousands of Coloradans, notched a record-breaking year in 2017, with more than 10,691 megawatts worth of orders from customers around the world.

That beats the 2016 figure of 10,494 megawatts on a global basis, which had been a company record. And the final figure for 2017’s order book is likely to climb even higher.

Vestas said the 10,691 megawatts worth of orders globally, enough to support the power demands of more than 3.2 million U.S. homes, represents orders announced by the company during 2017, as well as previously unannounced orders that were placed in the first nine months of 2017.

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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.

Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing plant in the hope it will bump up his wages.

It’s a pretty safe bet. The skills being taught here are in high demand. That’s in part because so much effort has been put into encouraging high school graduates to go to college for academic degrees rather than for training in industrial and other trades that many fields like his face worker shortages.

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6 Careers Where You Can Earn $75,000 Without a Bachelor’s Degree

Want to snag a well-paying job without putting four or more years into a bachelor’s degree? Read more!

PEDCO Jobs Announcement

Please join us for this important event or watch the announcement live on Facebook!

Check back soon for more information concerning the event at 4 pm.

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