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Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce
320 E Grand Ave
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Gary Negich and Megan Overmann Goetz, Campaign Co-Chair, announced the Campaign had reach 53% of its goal and Mr. Dan Furphy, President & CEO of the ALLIANCE, presented the Case for Support brochure and the 7 (seven) initiatives the ALLIANCE will be working on in the next 5 (five) years.
"It's a story that really needs ...
"It's a story that really needs to be told more," said Dan Furphy, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA) CEO and president, of the relocation of Tungsten Heavy Powder and Parts manufacturing operation from China to Laramie.
The Laramie plant expected to supply tungsten components for military, industrial engineering and medical markets.
Furphy said that Tungsten CEO Joe Sery has committed to creating at least 25 jobs when the manufacturing plant opens and doubling the number within the first five years.
added the company expects demand for its products to exceed projections.
"It's going add jobs with good wages in the community," Furphy
The State Loan and Investment Board
(SLIB) approval of a $2.9 million Business Committed grant to construct a 15,500 square-foot facility was essential to the relocation, Furphy
The facility will be built on land contributed by the LCBA
in the Laramie River Business Park II, valued at approximately $900,000.
committed to provide cash for an architectural design at a cost of just more than $160,000.
Any additional match to cover project costs exceeding that amount has also been committed by the company.
would collect lease payments from Tungsten
, which the Alliance committed to reinvesting in economic development opportunities in Laramie.
State support through the WBC
as represented by SLIB grants has been a vital part of economic diversity efforts in Laramie and the state, Furphy
State support led to the construction of a new facility for Underwriters Laboratory, scheduled to be completed this spring, and an accompanying speculative building in the Cirrus Sky Technology Park.
said the LCBA
has been meeting with prospective tenants for the speculative building including a data center.
A proposal for a new facility for Bright Agrotech is planned to be submitted to the WBC in March.
said the LBCA tried to convince Staples to stay in Laramie, offering them assistance in finding a new location.
Blog - Laramie Chamber Business Alliance
The evening consisted of a plated dinner, remarks by the LCBA Chairs, CEO Dan Furphy, a recap of accomplishments for the year, goals for the next year, and a presentation of awards.
LCBA has been working closely with HiViz Shooting Systems.
HiViz has been making great progress, the HiViz headquarters building was constructed with grant funding awarded by the Wyoming Business Council.