New Jobs in Pueblo!

CR Minerals announces new manufacturing facility on Pueblo

PUEBLO – CR Minerals is a leading worldwide producer of high quality pumice products, based in New Mexico.  They have a range of applications including an additive in cement for stone veneer, concrete block, landscape rock and other uses in the construction industry. This new product mixes pumice with fly ash (currently from the Comanche Power plant) which makes cement last longer in the ready mix process.  They built a new $15 million facility here Pueblo, Colorado in 2017 as part of their Phase 1 development and currently have 17 full time employees. The CR Minerals facility is located at the St. Charles Industrial Park.

CR Minerals is proud to announce today an expansion of their current facility here in Pueblo. Details of the project include:

  • Approximately $11.0 million in capital investment
  • 8 new full-time jobs to be in place by May 26, 2023.
  • $160,000 from the City of Pueblo’s half cent fund for economic development (contingent on approval from the Pueblo City Council)

“CR Minerals Company, LLC is very excited about expanding it’s facility here in Pueblo.  The city and our experience so far represents a confluence of characteristics that we feel is instrumental to the success of our business,” said Ed Dvorak, Vice President of CR Minerals Co. We were extremely pleased that the City of Pueblo stepped up to assist us with this expansion as we considered other states for this investment. Ed continues by saying, “For instance, PEDCO and the City once again has been very easy to work with especially in the planning and development stage for our expansion.   The benefits that stem from the city’s 1/2 cent sales tax has additionally created an economically stimulating environment in which incentives have been provided to keep our business expanding and create an additional base for future growth.  And last, but certainly not least, is the people of Pueblo where we will be able to draw from a strong employment base and gain employees that will help us not only succeed but thrive and grow.” In summary, Dvorak says, “In short, the expansion of our current facility and location for CR Minerals represents an extremely important step for the growth of our company and we couldn’t envision it being situated in a better location than the City of Pueblo.”

“Pueblo is thrilled to be selected as the location for CR Mineral’s continued expansion.” said Jeff Shaw, President and CEO of PEDCO. “This is yet another example of how PEDCO and our partners collaborate to bring great jobs and economic opportunity to the community.  The investment from the City of Pueblo’s half cent sales tax fund and Pueblo amazing workforce and infrastructure were essential components in securing this project.”

About PEDCO:

The Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) is a member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to attract, retain and expand primary jobs. PEDCO works with city, county, state and community organizations to coordinate available resources for economic development.