February 1, 2015

January Member News

IECRM Member News


Dawn McCombs has joined the Denver team of Avison Young as Senior Vice President. Dawn will focus on the industrial sector and will lead the industrial team with its growth in the Denver area.

Company Contact:
Dawn McCombs, Senior Vice President

About Avison Young
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,700 real estate professionals in 62 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.


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Blueprint Skilled Services has just unveiled a brand new company logo to accompany them into the new year.

Company Contact:
Sarah Corwin, Staffing Sales Director

About Blueprint Skilled Services
Blueprint Skilled Services is a locally owned and minority owned temporary staffing company. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience in the Construction recruiting industry, making us fully capable to provide you with Temporary Staffing assistance for all of your hiring needs.

We specialize in Commercial, Residential, Industrial, and Institutional staffing.  We strive for making your project a success by providing safe, competent and well equipped Skilled Craftsman and Laborers.  Our goal is to be an asset and not a detriment to your project.

Over the years, our clients have trusted us with the challenge of locating Top Talent to fill critical positions throughout the state of Colorado.  Candidates have also trusted us with helping shape their career path in an ever-changing marketplace.  Several elements are critical to a successful hiring process.  Blueprint Skilled Services provides the expertise to guide both clients and candidates towards an outcome that’s beneficial for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact us for pricing and further information.


Northern Electric

Northern Electric, Inc.  has recently announced that The Northern Group, Inc., a full-service national Electrical contractor operating coast-to-coast in US will be relocating to the City of Thornton.

The Northern Group, Inc. will be occupying the entire 116,000 square foot former Hunter Douglas facility. The Northern Group, Inc. currently employs over 400 people nationwide including 60 people in the Denver area and is anticipating growing to over 100 people within the next five years in the Denver area. The company plans to be operational within their new building in Thornton by the 2nd Quarter of 2015.

“We are very excited about our new facility and looking forward to working with and becoming a part of the City of Thornton” said Joe Dopler, Executive Vice President with The Northern Group, Inc., “we will be renovating the building’s interior to suit our office & manufacturing needs. This will be our corporate office as well as our manufacturing plant for our custom electrical & mechanical enclosures.” The average employee salary at The Northern Group, Inc is 38% higher than the Adams County average salary, and they will become the seventh largest primary employer in Thornton at full capacity.

“The City of Thornton is very excited The Northern Group, Inc. chose to locate here during this exciting time of growth for the company” said Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams, “They will be providing excellent jobs in the community. This continues the City’s economic development efforts to attract primary employers and we look forward to working with them as they grow in Thornton.”

“It’s been an honor to be a part of Northern Electric’s growth and expansion.  The former Hunter Douglas manufacturing facility is a terrific facility for Northern Electric’s continued success. I believe we were lucky to have secured this state-of-the-art facility for Northern Electric’s expansion given the scarcity and corresponding high demand for large Class A industrial space over 100,000 s.f.” said Dawn McCombs, Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, “manufacturing and distribution occupiers are competing for very few spaces in this tight market, and some may need to rely on build-to-suits as an alternative or wait for new supply to be delivered to the market.  Build-to-suits are costly which makes this facility an even better win for Northern Electric.”

Company Contact:
Joe Dopler, Executive Vice President

About Northern Group, Inc.
The Northern Group comprises of several companies: Northern Electric, Inc., (NEI) Northern Energy and Power, LLC (NEP) and National Energy Service Investments, LLC (NESI). They have set the standard for high performance, skilled management, integrity, fast track deployment, technical expertise and broad based experience in more than twenty-five years as a preferred electrical contractor. They have a proud history and proven track record of building successful, difficult industrial, special systems & solar projects across the country. They also provide specialized custom electrical equipment to a wide range of industries that include petrochemical, oil and gas, biofuels, cogeneration, manufacturing plants, solar, energy and special systems.