On Monday, October 25th Ecological Materials, LLC, a manufacturer/processer of material for the asphalt industry announced it selected Pueblo, Colorado for the site of its new facility. The facility at full capacity will employ 17 workers and generate an estimated $760,000 in annual pre-benefit payroll. The new factory will be located at 1107 S. Santa Fe., Pueblo, CO 81006 in the City of Pueblo.
Why Ecological Materials, LLC chose Pueblo:
Marie Logsden with Ecological Materials, LLC stated that “Pueblo has some distinct business advantages including proximity to the interstate for shipping goods to neighboring states, a dynamic manufacturing sector with seasoned and collaborative mentors, strong focus on workforce training and development, and a low cost of doing business. We received robust support from PEDCO to understand the area. They introduced us to industrial partners who need to dispose of their plastic waste, helped us find the right facility, and connected us to workforce training and helped us source our first Pueblo based employees. We also found strong support from the Mayor’s office for our vision to divert huge volumes of industrial waste from the landfill and to use it to improve asphalt. We have felt welcomed by our partners in the private and public sector since day one.”
Ecological Materials LLC made the announcement at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021. Details of the project include:
• 17 guaranteed new full-time jobs with an Average Annual Salary: $44,800. (Pre-Benefit)
• $375,000 from the City of Pueblo’s half-cent fund for economic development (contingent on approval from the Pueblo City Council)
• $ 1 Million investment