Chamber honors businesses for expansions

EmTech, a company that has completed a new distribution center in Grand Junction, tops a list of eight local businesses honored for expanding their operations and staffs.

The businesses were recognized at a quarterly meeting of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce for cumulatively investing nearly $6 million and creating more than 200 jobs.

EmTech recently completed a 10,000 square foot warehouse that will serve as a distribution center for electric motors, generators and pumps. The facility also will serve as a the new rental and warehousing location for EmTech’s Rocky Mountain Standby Power Division, which provides services in a four-state region that includes Colorado as well as New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Emtech invested $1.7 million in the project and created eight new jobs.

EmTech also operates offices and facilities in Craig and Denver.

The other businesses honored at the chamber meeting were:

StarTek for an expansion that involved $140,000 investment and created 130 new jobs.

Columbine Ford in Rifle for a $3 million expansion that created 23 new jobs.

Grand Valley Events Party Rentals for investing $850,000 and creating four new jobs.

First Light Home Care for creating 40 new jobs.

Fidelity Mortgage for a $50,000 investment and creating nine new jobs.

The Express Employment staffing service for creating three new jobs.

And Grand Valley Magazine for creating one new job.