Leading Employers

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Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center is located on two blocks of land. The main building is licensed to house 90 acute care and extended care hospital beds. The 129,300 (76,500 plus 52,800 new) square-foot main building began operations in 1971. AVRMC has continued to improve the facilities and upgrade its equipment through funds generated from Medical Center operations.

AVRMC operates a nursing home located on the Medical Center’s campus that is known as the Nursing Care Center. The facility offers both semi-private and private rooms. The total number of licensed beds is 115.



BNSF Railway line is one of La Junta’s leading employers. The La Junta Subdivision is a railway line owned, maintained and operated by the BNSF Railway. The line stretches for 395 miles across the south-central and southwestern parts of Kansas and the southeastern part of Colorado.

city-of-la-junta-logoCity of La Junta

The City of La Junta is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Otero County, Colorado. The city population was approximately 7,100 at the 2010 U.S. Census. La Junta is located on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado east of Pueblo. The city employs 128 people.



Coffee Holding Company

Coffee Holding Company has been located in La Junta since 2004. They are an integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States. They distribute their private label and branded coffee products to supermarkets and wholesalers worldwide from their facilities in La Junta

As a family operated company for over three generations, Coffee Holding Co., Inc. continues the tradition of a strong commitment to the highest standards of selection, roasting, and packaging of what we consider as some of the most superior and unique coffees available in the market today.


DeBourgh Manufacturing Company

DeBourgh Manufacturing Company was established in 1909 in Minneapolis, MN. They began building athletic lockers in 1931 and moved the entire operation to La Junta in 1989. They have expanded their line and are now known in the industry as the highest quality locker producer.

After experiencing tough times in the steel industry, DeBourgh was forced to liquidate the fabrication division in 1989 and sold the Town and Country Bridge division in 1990. 3rd generation President & CEO Steve Berg needed to relocate the locker division to a smaller plant and after investigating business sites in seven states and thirteen locations, found everything he needed in La Junta, CO.

Today, through vigilant strategic planning, sibling owners Janet and Rob Berg are expanding the Company’s markets and product offerings while preserving the corporate culture of their forefathers. As stated in a 1920’s catalog, “We Take Pride in Our Work.”

employers-edgeEmployers Edge

At Employers Edge, Our unemployment cost management and employment and wage verification experts have saved money for thousands of employers like you. Whether you’re a privately held business, a Fortune 500 company, a public entity or a non-profit, you’re busy building, managing and propelling your organization forward.


falcon-industries-logoFalcon Industries

Falcon Industries is a machine shop specializing in CNC and conventional machining of a wide variety of metals and plastics. We manufacture a number of air and hydraulic cylinders to specifications provided by our customers. Our most popular products are our repairable air cylinders for belly (bottom) dump and end dump trailers.

inspiration-fieldInspiration Field

Inspiration Field works with those individuals diagnosed with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and numerous other developmental disabilities. Each person determined eligible is entitled to case management services through InspirationField; other core programs meet the needs of individuals and their families throughout life:

LewisBolt_logo2Lewis Bolt & Nut Company

Lewis Bolt & Nut Company (Lewis) of Minnesota, originally named Indian Bolt & Nut, was started in 1921 by the Northern Pacific Railroad to make bolts for the repair of railroad cars. In 1927 the company was sold to its steel supplier, Paper Calmenson & Company, owned by Joe, Meyer and Dave Paper. The company, renamed Lewis Bolt & Nut Company after the brothers’ father, Lewis Paper, was run by Paper Calmenson until 1937 when Meyer Paper and his brothers parted ways and Meyer, with the help of his sister Hattie Harris, took control of Lewis. Today Meyer’s son, Mark Paper, and Mark’s son, Tom Paper, are the sole owners of the company.

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Oliver Manufacturing

Oliver Manufacturing is the leading USA-based provider of reliable, durable and effective equipment for processing and refining flowing solids of all kinds.
Starting with agriculture, we have served industries worldwide with a full processing line, with focus on grain processing and seed processing, that has been improved constantly for over 80 years.

And now, Oliver has developed a legendary partnership with Italy-based manufacturer ASM, to bring the highly advanced Vision Series Color Sorter to the North and South American markets.

otero-county-logoOtero County

Otero County is one of the 64 counties of Colorado. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 18,831. The county seat is La Junta. The county was named for Miguel Antonio Otero, one of the founders of the town of La Junta a member of a prominent Hispanic family. Otero County employs 164 people.

Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado

Otero Junior College

Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado. Otero Junior College (OJC) is proud of its reputation as one of the finest community colleges in the State of Colorado.

For close to 75 years our students have taken the education they received at OJC to build the foundation for a higher academic degree or have entered the workforce with applicable skills for entry-level employment. OJC is committed to focusing on the future of our students to help build our nation’s next generation of educated and workforce-ready citizens.

Project Resource Group Leading Employer in La Junta

Project Resource Group (PRG)

As a leading provider of business outsourcing and consulting services, Project Resources Group (PRG) offers services within the cable, telephony, construction and utility industries. We specialize in back office processing, technical support, network infrastructure, application development, project and program management, and outside plant damage cost recovery services.

Southern Colorado CareConnect

Minutes matter. Southern Colorado CareConnect provides critical care air transport services to residents and visitors of the La Junta, CO region. Our highly-trained nurses, medics, pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians provide service to patients onboard our medically-equipped “ICU in the sky” helicopter. We offer a low-cost annual membership that covers the cost of a transport by CareConnect or any of the other 220 air ambulance bases that are part of the AirMedCare Network. For more information, visit www.careconnectair.com.



SECOM is the broadband internet and telecommunications subsidiary of Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), an electric power cooperative formed in 1937. SECOM has been providing competitive and innovative data transport solutions, based on high-speed fiber optic lines and equipment, since 1998. We own and maintain more than 1,300 miles of fiber throughout Southeastern Colorado, a number that is constantly growing as we expand in both area and penetration.


Southeast Health Group

Southeast Health Group (SHG) is a private nonprofit corporation providing mental health, substance use disorder, primary care and wellness services to six rural and frontier Colorado counties – Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers.


sprout-logoSprout Tiny Homes

Sprout Tiny Homes is a unique talented team of entrepreneurs and custom home building personnel. We pride ourselves in building (or helping you build) the highest quality tiny homes with the homeowner’s design and personality in mind. From our streamlined manufacturing facility to our network of innovative vendors of Tiny Home accessories, furniture and high tech features, we are the most innovative manufacturer of quality and efficient tiny homes.


Walmart is one of our largest retail stores and a leading employer for La Junta.

Industrial Hemp in La Junta, Colorado

Folium Biosciences

Folium Biosciences is a Colorado Limited Liability Company that is committed to producing CBD oil that is 100% U.S. grown and processed and 100% caustic solvent free. Hemp is regulated by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and should not be confused with marijuana. Both plants share the genus Cannabis Sativa but hemp does not have the same intoxicating psychoactive properties as marijuana.

If you are interested in starting, relocating, or growing your business in La Junta, Colorado, please contact us today.