Defense contractor receives veterans employer award

A Grand Junction-based defense contractor has received recognition for its efforts to employ veterans.

Capco received the Employers of Veterans Award from the American Legion, Department of Colorado.

“We are passionate about serving and supporting the men and women of our armed forces, and that commitment extends to furthering veterans’ careers once they have transitioned from active duty to the private sector,” said Cordell Bennigson, chief executive officer of Capco. “We are honored to have such a strong presence of these great Americans within our company, and we are appreciative of the American Legion’s recognition of the importance and value of this commitment.”

The Employers of Veterans Award recognizes employers that demonstrate strong efforts to hire veterans and at least 10 percent of their workforces are comprised of veterans. Bethany Hall, a veterans employment representative at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction nominated Capco for the award.

Executives at Capco provide assistance to veterans applying for positions with the company and also assist with job fair bootcamps conducted by the workforce center.

“Our executives’ commitment to furthering veterans’ careers is something in which our company takes pride,” Bennigson said. “We are passionate about building a workforce of veterans, and this award underscores Capco’s commitment to veterans. We are honored to work beside such selfless Americans every single day.”

Capco designs, engineers and sells a range of products to the Department of Defense as well as law enforcement agencies and international customers. For more information, visit