Garco Building Systems, a manufacturer of steel buildings with a large facility in Airway Heights has announced they plan to close that plant immediately. At the time of closure Garco employed 112, all of which will be laid off. An additional 50 who hold positions in the company's offices ( at the same site ) will stay on board however.
The closure is unexpected despite what they report as a recent slow down in the demand for their company's buildings. Garco Building Systems is owned by the Houston based NCI Group who will likely shift what orders we're being done in Airway Heights to other NCI Group facilities. Garco Building Systems does bear the same name as popular local construction company Garco Construction, and while that Garco was originally a part of Garco Building Systems the two are actually two separate company's and have been for sometime.
The move to close the Airway Heights facility is unexpected due in part to Garco being in a similar industry to Seaport Steel who has been in growth mode. The Seattle based Seaport Steel recently built an all new 60,000 square foot at 2634 S. Hayden Rd only a short distance away from Garco. No word from Seaport Steel if the company has any current job openings in our area however.
Garco Building Systems facility is located on the southern side of the City of Airway Heights at 2714 S. Garfield Rd . It is not confirmed but believed the building will go up for sale or lease in coming months.