Tecnotraat Metal Processing, based in Colorado Springs, has been processing metal products in the state since it opened its first facility in the early 2000s.
The company has been growing, but it’s hard to see a path to success for its employees.
Tecnotranter Mike Loeser says the company has struggled to hire new workers as demand for its services has dwindled over the years.
The Denver metro area’s largest employer, the Denver Broncos, recently announced it would be laying off thousands of employees.
The layoffs, announced Monday, are the latest blow to the company’s operations.
The Tecntranter says its hiring has been tough.
“It’s very hard to recruit people who are new to our business, and we don’t have any people who have worked for us for a long time, or have any previous experience,” said Loesers brother, Teckler, who’s also Tecnnotranters operations manager.
Teckler says the business is trying to hire experienced employees, but he says it’s not as easy as you might think.
“The thing is we are hiring people, and they’re very talented, and there’s some great people there, but they need to be able to work with our process, and that’s a challenge for people, too,” he said.
Tecsnotranner Mike Loeers says he is disappointed that he is losing his job due to the layoffs.
The Colorado Metal Processing Association says the industry is expected to be worth $2.6 billion by 2020.