Groundbreaking Ceremony

Arvada, CO, February 20, 2020: Barber-Nichols Inc (BNI) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction of an exciting new 43,000 sq ft world-class manufacturing facility. Senator Cory Gardner, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and Mayor Marc Williams attended to help celebrate this big milestone for the company. BNI is working with Ware Malcomb and Brinkmann Constructors to design and build the new advanced manufacturing facility to support BNI’s growing customer programs. BNI continues to demonstrate their 100% commitment to advancing the engineering capability and manufacturing footprint in Colorado.

“Any day you can help welcome new manufacturing jobs and facilities to Colorado is a good day,” said Senator Gardner. “It was an honor to join the groundbreaking ceremony at Barber-Nichols and celebrate the future of their new manufacturing facility in Arvada. This new facility will bolster Colorado’s already-strong manufacturing industry and support more high-paying jobs in the Centennial State.”

BNI continues to experience rapid growth in current business industries including undersea power & propulsion systems, thermal management systems, space-based applications, and advanced power generation & energy storage. In an effort to facilitate this unprecedented expansion, the company has acquired property adjacent to the current campus. Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2021 and the new facility will improve manufacturing efficiency by consolidating BNI’s machining, quality control, and manufacturing support operations. Barber-Nichols is planning to hire more than twenty new full-time employees in 2020 and continues to seek qualified machinists, technicians, and engineers from the Denver-metro area.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) expressed, “Congratulations to the team at Barber-Nichols for the growth and success that has resulted in the groundbreaking of this new building. The company’s contribution to our local community and their support of some of Colorado’s biggest industries is invaluable. Keep up the good work!”

“This groundbreaking is an awesome milestone in a long string of successes for BNI.  Thanks to our customers, employees, and suppliers for making it all possible.  Consolidating our manufacturing operations in this new building will allow us to build our world-class machinery in a world-class facility, realize operating efficiencies, and reclaim existing floor space for further growth” said Dan Thoren, President of BNI.

About Barber-Nichols Inc: Barber-Nichols Inc (BNI) specializes in the design and production of turbomachinery systems for aerospace, cryogenic, defense, energy, and a variety of commercial applications. Products include systems with specialty compressors, fans, pumps, turbines, generators, motors, controllers, and more. BNI has the ability to manage projects from design and analysis to prototyping and production. Since 1966 BNI has been combining innovation with technical expertise to develop turbomachinery solutions for a growing array of diverse fields.