New Plant Means New Jobs For Pueblo

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A big announcement came Monday; one that will bring over 100 new jobs to Pueblo.

The southern Colorado city was selected to be the location of a new Colorado production facility.

Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. is the nation’s largest producer of pre-stressed concrete rail road ties. It selected Pueblo to be the new home of their largest facility in the country.

Officials hope to start construction immediately and open it in the fourth quarter of this year.

The announcement Monday was made in conjunction with the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO).

The plant will eventually employ more than 100 people when it’s fully up and running. It will be located on property purchased in the St. Charles Industrial Park on the south side of the city near the current Vestas Wind Systems plant.

Rocla officials say that the technology that will be used at the Pueblo plant to produce its ties has evolved during the company’s 25 year history. They say the plant will be able to produce between 750,000 to one million ties per year when at full capacity.

For more information about the company visit www.roclatie.com.

You can also visit www.pedco.org.


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  • by LOL Location: Pueblo on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:52 AM
    The grammatical errors from Anonymous are classic. There's a reason why low-paying companies love Pueblo, people here are mostly uneducated. These companies know they have a captive workforce who have no other option than work lousy jobs. So, get real ambition - get educated!
  • by Lulz on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:58 PM
    Great another company to pay just above minimum wage and offer overpriced medical. We could thank pedco for all the great low paying jobs in this dying community.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:29 PM in reply to Lulz
      @lulz, I am sure you are one of those who think companies should give you a job, And give you health insurance, And give you sick days and vacations. Because YOU deserve it. Just because you barley made it out of high school. People if you want a great job go out and work for it. start from the bottom and work yourself to the top. You van do it, And the government wont help you. Help yourself.....
  • by Industry of Buttes Location: USA on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:53 PM
    This is Pueblo, how come we aren't complaining that Corporations are destroying our small town?
  • by Burbank on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    Great news! I see no downside. Wonderful for Pueblo, good for all.
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