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Gov. Hickenlooper announces TeleTech expansion and 500 jobs

DENVER — Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper joined TeleTech CEO Ken Tuchman and Greeley Mayor Tom Norton today to announce the expansion of TeleTech’s new customer management delivery center in Greeley. The expansion will bring more than 500 new jobs to the area.


Today’s announcement follows the recent news of workforce expansions from Halliburton in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, Bal-Seal Engineering Inc. in Colorado Springs and Oil States International Inc. in Johnstown.


“Colorado’s collaborative approach to supporting business growth is paying off,” Hickenlooper said. “We’ve now seen four companies along the Front Range expand and create more than 1,500 jobs in just the past 60 days. Today’s announcement by TeleTech, which has a strong global footprint and stellar reputation, is another step in the right direction toward economic recovery in Colorado.”


TeleTech is one of the largest global providers of transformational customer experience strategy, technology and business process solutions. The company is headquartered in Englewood.


“TeleTech is committed to Colorado and is delighted to have selected Greeley, Colorado as the ideal location for our newest world-class facility. The high-caliber workforce with its integrity and honest work ethic combined with the growing economic presence are a winning combination for our business and the state,” said Ken Tuchman, Chairman and CEO, TeleTech Holdings.


Bal-Seal Engineering Inc. announced Dec. 6 it will embark on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Colorado Springs operation, doubling the company’s workforce. Once the plant is finished, Bal-Seal will grow again and expects to employ more than 200 by 2015. Bal-Seal manufactures spring-loaded connectors which are in high-demand by automotive and medical companies.


Oil States International Inc. (PTI Manufacturing) announced Dec. 15 it will open a new manufacturing plant in Johnstown that will create 250 new jobs. The plant will build remote site accommodations and be operational by spring.


Earlier this week, Halliburton Co. announced it plans to build sand storage facilities on a 54-acre site within a 1,800-acre industrial park near Windsor. The move will support more than 500 employees and serve energy production demand.


“Our priority is to retain and grow jobs, showing the attractive economic environment of Colorado to those already doing business here as well as new companies,” said Ken Lund, Executive Director of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.