Seeing an opportunity to take advantage of a work force that uses its products a great deal, Cummins Diesel now has a technician working full-time in Craig.
The move has been in the works for a few months said Betsy Cook, Executive Director of Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership.
“Initially we just exchanged a lot of e-mails, some very basic information,” Cook said. “(Cummins) met with me in Craig, we talked about the climate here and looked at hard numbers. They felt like the market was a go for them.”
Bringing a large company like Cummins that also meets a need in Craig was a big win, Cook said.
“It’s important because it’s a huge industry for us,” she said. “I think people underestimate the number of businesses we have in the area that are serving the mines. It’s also significant because that’s a sector we can keep growing. Getting a large corporation like Cummins is great.
Clinton Pfeiffer, the Diesel Technician sent to Craig, has been working here for about three weeks now he said, and business has been up and down.
“Some days have been really good and some days it’s seemed like I’m waiting around more,” Pfeiffer said.
If business picks up and steadies, it could lead to Cummins investing more in Craig.
“If we can eventually find enough work there’s been talk of expanding,” Pfeiffer said.
Cook has spoken to Cummins about that possibility.
“(Expanding) is something they’ve already been talking about and discussing with me,” she said. “It’s really exciting and they’re one of more than 50 businesses I’ve worked with since January that are looking to open or expand in Craig. Business is moving here.
“It’s an amazing thing. We’ll take as much of that as we can get.”
To set up an appointment with Pfeiffer, call (970) 242-5776.
Local women helping with organization skills
For the home that is getting overloaded with trinkets to the business that can’t keep track of all the information coming in, a new business in town can help.
Angels in your Cupboard, a professional organizing business started by two Craig women, offers an all-inclusive list of organizing services to anyone seeking help.
“We basically organize any part of your life,” owner and founder Kelly Nottingham said. “It can be personal or it can be work, it doesn’t matter.”
Nottingham had done some professional organizing in her past work and decided it was time for a change. She recruited Marcia Anderson to be her business partner, and Angels was born.
“I have always liked helping people,” Nottingham said. “I learned of lot of skills organizing and started researching it. I thought this was something I would enjoy doing.”
There are professional organizers nationwide, but many of them in larger cities are able to specialize their organization to a specific skill set. Nottingham and Anderson do it all.
“We’ll do any room in the house, or any type of room really,” Anderson said. “We recently got a contract to organize a barn.
“If someone is moving locally, we can help them get organized for the move and then help unpack once they’ve moved and get the new place in order.”
Angels’ organization services run the gambit, from helping people downsize their possessions before moving to a smaller place to creating more space.
“We try to reduce clutter,” Notthingham said. “Lots of people end up with lots of stuff and they reach a point where they say, ‘I don’t need all this.’ It’s hard for them to get started though.”
Nottingham and Anderson have attended a seminar on organization, and officially opened last month. Nottingham said business has been a bit slow, but Anderson said the jobs they have done have gone well.
Angels can be contacted at 326-8514, 756-3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroke screenings to be available in Craig
American Legion will offer health screenings in Craig on Oct. 20 through Life Line Screening.
Life Line, an Independence, Ohio based company, will be doing screenings at 1055 Moffat County Road 7 for strokes and osteoporosis, according to a press release.
The press release says screenings can help to identify cardiovascular conditions that may not show symptoms but can lead to strokes later on. A bone density screening will also be offered.
Both tests are appropriate for both men and women.
Screening costs start at $159. For all five ultrasound screenings, it takes 60-90 minutes.
For more information about health screening or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com.
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