Three significant company expansions were announced this week in Colorado bringing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in capital investment to the state.

TERUMO BCT announced plans to expand its global headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lakewood. The company will invest close to $45 million for the expansion and add up to 250 jobs with average salaries of $69,000 to its existing 1,900 employment base. 

“Terumo BCT is committed to investing in the communities in which our associates live and work,” said Senior Vice President for Operations Craig Rinehardt. “As an organization we appreciate the consideration from the state of Colorado, Jefferson County, and the City of Lakewood in support of our community investment plans. As a direct result, we will be able to grow our business and expand our operations at our global headquarters in Lakewood.”

Terumo BCT is one of Jefferson County’s largest primary employers and is a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, serving customers in 120 countries and territories. It has major manufacturing facilities in China, India, Japan, Northern Ireland and the U.S. The company employs more than 4,500 associates located in more than 37 countries and territories and conducts business in more than 120 countries and territories. Read more

TRIMBLE (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced that it has officially opened its new campus in Westminster, Colorado. "We welcome Trimble and its 475 employees to their new Westminster Campus," said Gov. Hickenlooper. "Colorado's business-friendly environment makes our state a natural fit for international technology and services companies. Our location and talented high-tech workforce is building on Colorado's reputation as an international hub for business."

"The project provided us with an opportunity to showcase our office-to-field Connected Site solutions during the planning, construction and operational phases of the new campus," said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and CEO. 

Trimble's new campus is a 125,000 sq. ft., 4-story building on 15 acres in the Westmoor area of the City of Westminster, located at 10368 Westmoor Drive. The new campus houses 475 employees, with space to accommodate up to 570. The employees at the campus focus on marketing, testing and applications engineering in the construction, surveying, agriculture and mapping & geographic information system (GIS) markets. Read more

SKY RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER kicked off a massive expansion this week. The largest of its history, this $117 million project adds 90 beds, a women’s center, medical office building, four operating suites and a parking garage. The expansion will expand the current footprint by about one-third, adding more than 350 new jobs at completion, and about 400 jobs during construction. Sky Ridge now employs more than 1,100 people, with 1,300 physicians on staff.  

“As the first hospital to open in Douglas County, this expansion solidifies our original vision to become a world-class destination center so that residents will rarely need to leave this community for their healthcare needs,” said Maureen Tarrant, CEO of Sky Ridge.

“It has been and will continue to be the foundation of the economic engine here in Lone Tree,” Mayor Jim Gunning said, noting the subsequent addition of Lone Tree’s Kaiser Permanente and the University of Colorado medical facilities. “With that of course comes jobs, very stable jobs.” Read more