Inventors pick GJ for business

Tease Image
Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Matt Mayer, left, and his father, Dr. David Mayer, show their invention, a micro-mobile intermittent foot compression machine that enhances circulation in the lower extremities. Mayer and his father, an orthopedic surgeon who practiced in Grand Junction for 35 years and the co-inventor of the device, developed Footbeat over the course of seven years.

Micro engine is health tool to help save lives and limbs

Makers of a micro-mobile engine — fueled by local investors and propelled by the Grand Valley’s economic development team — plan to open a new assembly plant in Grand Junction as soon as April, inventors of the innovative medical device said Wednesday.
Manufacturing the engine, which weighs six ounces and fits discreetly in a shoe or sock, is expected to create 68 local, high-paying jobs by 2020 and save 1 million lives around the world by 2025, said Matt Mayer, who developed the device with his father, Dr. David Mayer, a Grand Junction orthopedic surgeon, and Gerhard Rill, founder of a foot support clinic and laboratory in Clifton.

GJ woman pulls strings to get into Macy’s parade

Most of the folks pulling, tugging and guiding the massive balloon characters flying high above New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade are employees of the department store. But one non-Macy’s handler in the crowd this year is a Grand Junction woman who’s realizing a longtime dream. Weather permitting, of course.

  • Video
    Fruitcake Trials
    112614 fruitcake small

    Are fruitcakes indestructible? We put some to the test.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week’s Best Photos

    Wanna-be-CSIs at CMU, craft shows offer treasures, dino Greta eats Grinch.

  • Special Project
    ‘Sandstone to Summit’
    100714 book preorder

    Order the book filled with 25 years of landscapes and adventures.

  • Article
    Write or Wrong
    112414 book tease

    G. Brown shares 40 years of Telluride Bluegrass Festival memories.

  • Photo Gallery
    HopeWest Fashion

    Annual event included silent auction, luncheon, benefits HopeWest Kids.

  • Article
    Mock Crime Scene
    112014 crime scene tease

    Photos from inside the CMU Criminal Investigations mock crime scene.



Will you be shopping stores that are open on Thanksgiving?

Search More Jobs

Newspapers In Education

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

    SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.


734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Subscribe to print edition
Sign in to your account

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy