Upcycled furniture saves Mesa County money

By: Alicia Gentile Email
By: Alicia Gentile Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. The new Mesa County Workforce Center is going green, saving taxpayers some money and one local business helped make it happen.

The Workforce Center is opening its doors in just a few weeks, but not everything behind those walls will be completely new.
In fact, hundreds of workstations will be getting furniture that was going to be tossed, if it wasn’t for the efforts of Office Outfitters in Grand Junction.
The business owner behind the transaction says it will help taxpayers and the environment.

"A win win yeah we're definitely saving the county some money. Somewhere between 100 to 150 to 200,000 dollars if they had bought it new, but also it's not going to the landfill," said Duncan Rowley, the CEO of Office Outfitters.

Office Outfitters has been doing business for 30 years on the Western Slope. The company sells office furnishings and they are located on Main Street.

The new Mesa County Workforce Center will be open February 18th and on February 11th The Center will be hosting an open house to tour people through the new facility from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The new Workforce Center is a 7 million dollar project.

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