Shipping and Manufacturing

Despite the remote location of the Gunnison Valley, there are several central modes for import and export. Many of our growing companies developing custom or specialty products report that the available shipping options are not cost-prohibitive and, in fact, sufficient for their businesses.

We are poised for growth in manufacturing, with an available mix of undeveloped land designated for commercial and light industrial uses. There are numerous industrial parks throughout the County. The annexation of a large parcel into the City of Gunnison, known as Gunnison Rising, will support the opportunity for commercial and industrial growth for years to come. Relative to most other mountain ski valleys in the Rocky Mountains, our real estate prices remain relatively low.

“While we pay a bit of a premium, it’s an inconsequential when shipping larger loads of a specialty product and our proximity to Denver makes most major lanes easily accessible.” – Andris Zobs, Principal, IDSculpture

Freight

Various freight options are available from the following transport agencies:

Gunnison Trucking

601 S Boulevard St, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 209-1547

Gunnison Shipping

  • Industrial equipment
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Office equipment
  • Palletized items
  • Less-than-truck-load (LTL)
  • Domestic air cargo
  • Less-than-container-load (LCL)
  • Expedited freight
  • Deferred, economy freight
  • Household Goods
  • Sculptures

FedX Ground Hub

49 Basin Park Dr
(800) 463-3339

UPS Ground Hub

918 W San Juan Ave A
(970) 641-3277

United States Postal Service

200 N Wisconsin St, Gunnison, CO 81230
(800) 275-8777

RAC Transport

Regional Terminals are available in Salida and Montrose with service to the Gunnison Valley.

Railroad & Port

Service is available out of Delta, CO. Learn more at Delta County Economic Development Alliance.

“I have always been impressed by the level of service provided to the valley for incoming and outgoing freight and shipping.”  -Karen Hoskin, CEO, Montanya Distillers (now shipping internationally)

Government Assistance & Educational Resources for Manufacturing

Access to the Small Manufacturer’s Association and Manufacturer’s Edge is available through the West Central Small Business Development Center office. Sign up for services at WesternSBDC.org and the team can assist you with direct consulting to solve for manufacturing issues and connection to resources available through the State of Colorado.

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