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3D Home Printing Company Moves to Greeley

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Alquist 3D, which built the first 3D printed home in the nation, has moved its headquarters to Greeley, thanks to incentives from the city and the state.

Previously based in Iowa City, Iowa, Alquist is receiving more than $4 million in support and incentives to turn the region into what’s hoped to be the epicenter of 3D home and infrastructure printing.

“There is nowhere else on the planet where so much is happening all in one place to move structural 3D printing forward,” said Zachary Mannheimer, Alquist founder and chairman, in a statement.

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Colorado is providing more than $1 million in tax credits and incentives to the company over the next several years for the creation of up to 79 net new jobs. Greeley is investing $2.85 million to help fund relocation expenses and the purchase of equipment, staffing and construction in Greeley. The public-private partnership also includes close collaboration with Aims Community College, where students will train on 3D construction printing as well as construction of 3D printers.

Alquist will robotically print 3D structures for a variety of clients, with its first project providing infrastructure for the city. New curb systems with integrated drainage will be printed at Aims and installed at sites chosen by the city.

The company also has a home-printing contract with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity and will produce at least 100 of the roughly 500 structures planned for the nonprofit’s Hope Springs project in Greeley.

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“Colorado is committed to building a house for every budget, and we are thrilled Alquist 3D has selected Greeley for their expansion,” Gov. Jaren Polis said in an Alquist 3D press release. “They will create 79 new good-paying jobs in our state and help lower construction costs for housing and infrastructure.”     

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  • Corey Dahl

    Corey Dahl is managing editor for Colorado Builder magazine. She has written for a wide variety of news and trade publications, in print and online. Corey has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's in communications management from Webster University. She lives in Denver with her dog Rosie.

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