An architectural rendering shows what Rupes USA Inc.’s new 33,000-square-foot office/manufacturing building will look like that is going up in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville. Courtesy Intergroup Architects.

GTC building new digs in Louisville for Longmont-based Rupes USA

LOUISVILLE — Longmont-based Golden Triangle Construction Inc. is building a 33,000-square-foot building at the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville for Rupes USA Inc., a division of the Italy-based toolmaker.

Rupes USA is a manufacturer of hand‐held power tools aimed primarily at the car-care industry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of RUPES SpA based outside Milan, Italy.

In 2015, Rupes SpA acquired Longmont-based Cyclo Toolmaker, and set up shop at 4320 Long Peak Court in Longmont where Cyclo Toolmaker operated.

The new site is located on two lots in the business park, 507 and 531 S. Taylor Ave., where Boxelder Street dead ends.

Officials at Rupes USA did not respond to requests for comment on the project.

Rupes USA purchased the two lots totaling 2.3 acres in July 2016 for $1.1 million, according to Boulder County public records.

The building will have a mix of office and manufacturing/warehouse space. Rupes will employ 12 workers initially, and it expects to grow to 38 workers within five years, according to documents submitted to the city of Louisville’s planning department.

Littleton-based Intergroup Architects designed the building.

Golden Triangle will also build a 15,000-square-foot facility in the CTC for Louisville-based window-covering specialists, Innovative Openings. The building is being designed by Longmont-based Rosenthal Associates.

GTC is working on two other projects in the CTC for developer Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners: a 150,000-square-square-foot flex warehouse, and an 18,000-square-foot office building for Westminster-based Accurence Inc., a developer of software for insurance claims. GTC recently completed the Prairie Building, an 83,000-square-foot office/warehouse building in the CTC.