WICHITA — Last fall, when Have You Heard? broke the news that Coleman Co. was moving its leadership team back to Colorado, president and CEO Robert Marcovitch didn’t characterize it as moving the company’s headquarters.
“Well, I think Coleman’s headquarters is in the United States of America if you ask me. I think on the global scale.”
That’s not how they’re taking it in Colorado.
Over the weekend, the Denver Post reported: “The Coleman Co., known for its array of camping products, will mark the opening of its global headquarters in Golden on Monday, about 15 years after it left the city for Wichita.”
Marcovitch initially wouldn’t say where in the Denver metropolitan area the company would locate, but speculation was it would be returning to its former headquarters in Golden.
The Post reports that’s the case.
“The company is moving back into the same $4.5 million custom-built, log-cabin-style headquarters it built in 1996.”
The paper says Coleman is announcing changes to its headquarters today.
The paper also reports that Coleman “projected it would create between 35 and 70 jobs in the area with annual salaries around $108,000.”
“To help lure those jobs, Jefferson County offered Coleman an incentives package that included a personal-property-tax rebate, under which the county will receive 25 cents of every dollar it would usually receive for 10 years, and $75,000 cash.”
Ken Lund, executive director for Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, told the Post: “Anytime you get a company to locate their executives to the state, that is a very deep commitment to the community.”