Parker Business Connects the Dots to Growth, Longevity
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Being part of a thriving business community has paid dividends for Terry Taggart. “Fifty percent of our business is local,” explains the CEO and owner of Tag Team Manufacturing based in Parker, Colorado.
A Parker business for the last 20 years, this specialized manufacturer offers precision production runs and prototype work for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It supplies high-quality components to a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, measurement equipment, photonics, robotics, electro-mechanical, and environmental measurement. Half of his customers come from the vibrant technology ecosystem in Parker and throughout the Denver metro area. In fact, Compark Business-Campus, which is located in northwest Parker, has a stretch of land dubbed “the medical mile” with businesses like LabCorp; Parker Adventist Hospital; the osteopathic college, Rocky Vista University; and other medical equipment manufacturers.
Where Business is Neighborly
One of Tag Team’s oldest clients is Medtronic, a Parker neighbor. A global powerhouse, Medtronic is the world’s largest medical-device maker in 150 countries with 350 locations, including the one near Tag Team. For decades, Taggart’s business has supplied Medtronic with several components that help build a device to measure blood coagulation during surgery. “They [Medtronic] just placed their largest ever order with us this year,” Taggart proudly relates.
Several other long-standing clients of Tag Team are nearby. SEAKR, a leading supplier of advanced spacecraft electronics, is just eight miles away in nearby Centennial, Colorado. Evergreen Research, another medical device manufacturer, sits further up the road via nearby I-25 and E-470. As for travel to see out-of-state customers, Taggart couldn’t be happier with his location—an average 22-minute trip on E-470 to get to Denver International Airport. “You’re telling me I can live outside of the city and be this close to the airport? That’s an enormous benefit!” enthuses the CEO.
The Bottom-line for Families is Sunny, Too
In addition to basing his business in Parker, Taggart and his family lived in the town for more than 15 years. “Parker is an awesome place to raise a family,” he says unequivocally. “The Town of Parker goes out of its way to have lots of kids’ events like an Easter egg hunt and Parker Days, plus there’s a good library.” Taggart mentions that he and his wife have always felt safe in this bedroom community outside Denver. “We never worried about the kids going into town or running around.”
Taggart has seen the Town of Parker grow, as well as his business over the last two decades. Tag Team and its 20 employees have earned a reputation as industry leaders, running large-scale production jobs quicker and more affordably than competitors. With the help of new robotic technology, Taggart sees the future of his Parker-based business as brighter than ever.