Tungsten Heavy Powder & Parts bringing new facility, 25 jobs to Laramie
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors unanimously recommended approval of a $2,935,924 grant request for the construction of a 15,500-square-foot facility for Tungsten Heavy Powder & Parts, an international supplier of tungsten components for military, industrial engineering and medical markets.
The San Diego, California manufacturer announced in August it was moving its China-based production of tungsten fragments and penetrators to Laramie.
“This is one of those manufacturing (companies) that I think we’ve been looking for in Wyoming for some time,” said board member Pete Illoway.
The recruitment of Tungsten Heavy Powder addresses growing demand in Laramie for high-paying, vocational jobs, added Laramie City Manager Janine Jordan.
Tungsten Heavy Powder committed to creating 25 jobs when it opens and doubling its workforce in the following five years. However, CEO Joe Sery anticipates exceeding both those totals.
Source: Wyoming Business Council