Throughout the history of MEDC there have been numerous individuals and companies who have had a distinct impact on our community. This year MEDC is pleased to honor a man whose impact reaches beyond the scope of many.
Mike Gordon and his family passed through Montrose on a mid-summer day in 1992. A short stop for fuel and lunch turned into the beginning of a two year effort to relocate Gordon Composites, Inc. to Montrose.
The relocation process took countless hours of dedicated work and collaboration. On September 16, 1994 a ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of an amazing relationship between a company and a community.
Ten years later, in 2004, Mike expanded his company by building another facility for his startup company, Polystrand. Mike moved Polystrand to Denver in 2011, but the job creation and the innovation at GCI Montrose continued. Because of his efforts GCI received the “Colorado Companies to Watch” award in 2009.
Throughout the last 22 years Mike Gordon has given of his time and resources to make Montrose a better community. He has supported not only MEDC, but countless of other organizations always at the highest level.
Mike helped refurbish the Montrose High School Baseball fields. He also coached baseball and donated to many school improvement efforts. He co-chaired the school to career committee and was instrumental in establishing the first STEM project; Project Lead the Way in Montrose High School. Mike also helped design classes at CMU that would further the skill set for employees of our manufacturing community.
In 2016 Mike found a company he believes in his heart will continue to advance the quality companies he has built. Montrose welcomes PolyOne Corporation to our community knowing the due diligence that went into Mike’s decision.
For all he has given to our community and for the legacy he has created, MEDC is honored to present Mike Gordon with the 2017 Community Impact Award.