Mayor Steve Bach, who is committed to focus on jobs, was invited to an employee groundbreaking of the future 155,000 square-foot Bal Seal plant. The site is located on an 18-acre piece of property near Interquest Parkway and Federal Drive. Sixty Bal Seal employees celebrated the occasion with a barbecue lunch and as a gesture of appreciation for his efforts, the Mayor was invited to join them. Bal Seal will grow its workforce to 80 people over the next year and once their new plant is complete they expect to have more than 200 employees. The average salary for these employees will be around $50,000. The company chose the Springs because it is business friendly and has a well-educated workforce. Bal Seal produces high-tech connectors for the medical and aerospace industries. “These are good, stable, well-paying jobs and what our local economy needs. We are happy to have Bal Seal in Colorado Springs,” said Mayor Bach.