Grand Junction manufacturer Capco is expanding both their operations and workforce after being awarded multiple government contracts this year. That's good news for those looking for a job or a job change.

Over the last two years, Capco has continually been adding staff which now exceeds 300 employees. The recent contracts mean even more people need be hired and additional space for those employees to work is a necessity. The Grand Junction plant is using almost all of the space in its current 100,000 square foot building and has now acquired an additional 35,000 square feet of space to meet current and future demand for their products.

In a press release, Capco CEO Cordell Bennigson says,

Meeting the high quality and high reliability needs of our Department of Defense customers requires hiring people with a passion for excellence in all areas of our business as well as continually investing in new technologies to keep us on the leading edge of the industry.

Capco focuses on manufacturing components for Defense, Law Enforcement, Missles, Aerospace, and precision machining for many other industries. In 2018, Capco has been awarded a $39 million contract to manufacture impulse cartridges for the US Navy, a $38 million contact split with the US Army to manufacture lightweight machine gun mounts, a $7 million contract with the Department of Defense to manufacture carbine replacement barrels.

These contracts along with other ongoing contracts are the primary reason for the expansion and need for additional employees. Some of the 17 positions currently open include machinists, engineers, production supervisors, welders, sales, and office staff. A complete list of openings and job descriptions can be found on the Capco website.