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Business

  • Small Business Saturday returns to Fort Lupton Nov. 25

    Black Friday –the annual post-Thanksgiving day shopping frenzy, seems as well-known holiday as any.

    But just as important to the local economy is Small Business Saturday.

    “I just love small business. I love the courage it takes. It brings one more bit of notability to these people to encourage them in their pursuit,” said Natalie Cummings, executive director for the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Smucker’s to hire 500 in region

    Weld County residents are targeted to be the new peanut butter and jelly workforce at a $430 million J.M. Smucker Co. Uncrustables manufacturing plant slated to open in late 2018 in east Longmont.

    Employment Services of Weld County officials will host job fairs for the plant in the next few weeks at offices in Greeley and Longmont. The facility could spread up to 568 new jobs to the region.

  • Summit Bodyworks job fair

    Summit Bodyworks, owned by Brighton-based Transwest Truck Trailer RV, already has a location in Commerce City, but will open the new Fort Lupton building in August. The Fort Lupton site is planned to employ at least 85 employees working on truck and van body manufacturing, installation, assembly, and service.

    To learn more, contact Shoua Vue at 303-301-7516.

  • City sells land for $600,000

    Officials recently announced plans for a third new housing development in as many months in Fort Lupton.

    The housing community for seniors 55 years and older is planned for about 4.5 acres of land near South Harrison Avenue, just south of the Salud Family Health Center at 203 Rollie Ave. The city government currently owns the land. City council members recently agreed to sell the land for $600,000 to Fort Lupton Community Developers LLC, which is spearheaded by Windsor-based real estate agent Fred Croci.

  • Soul Dog to fill animal clinic void in Fort Lupton

     A new, nonprofit animal shelter and clinic is coming to town, filling a void left by the Every Creature Counts animal rescue group when it closed its doors in November 2017.

    The Soul Dog Rescue group plans to operate in the former Every Creature Counts facility at 1245 Factory Circle. Every Creature Counts closed because of the loss of its founres, changes in regulations and a decrease in income from partners, according to a statement on the group’s website.

  • Basalite Concrete plans to hire up to 200

    The Fort Lupton planning commission gave the green light Tuesday, April 3, to Basalite Concrete Products LLC plans to build a 288,000-square-foot building on 59 acres near the intersection of Weld County Road 10 and Rollie Avenue.

    The Denver-based company plans to add at least 85 jobs to the local economy but could add as many as 200. Basalite specializes in concrete retaining and landscape walls, brick landscaping, cement landscaping products and specialty masonry.

  • Anadarko wants 70-foot tower, compressor station in south Fort Lupton

    Fort Lupton city council members recently approved a special use permit for a new Powars Compressor Station to compress and transport natural gas in south Fort Lupton near Weld County roads 8 and 10 east of the railroad tracks.

  • Woman filed lawsuit against Burrito Delight after salmonella outbreak

    A Broomfield woman has filed suit against Fort Lupton restaurant Burrito Delight for giving her salmonella poisoning last month.

    Dawn Malek is one of at least 37 people to get salmonella poisoning after eating atBurrito Delight restaurants, including the Fort Lupton restaurant at 1230 Denver Ave., according to the Weld County Public Health and Environment department.

  • Golden Aluminum to run business as usual despite tariff threats

    Beer cans, baby food, and washing machines aren’t items typically associated with each other.

    But one thing they all share in common is the aluminum made at Golden Aluminum at 1405 14th St., one of the largest aluminum manufacturing plants in the western United States.

    The 185-person company has made a name for itself by becoming the most efficient and reliable with its production over the last 38 years, said Jerry Reed, vice president of human resources.

  • A cut above: Dean Wittmus

    For 55 years, Dean Wittmus held court on Fort Lupton’s main drag - cutting and shaving men’s hair and whiskers five days a week in his barbershop.
    Wittmus recently passed away, leaving three children and his wife Peggy behind, but his legacy will leave a lasting portrait in Fort Lupton lore for many years to come.