Month: September 2018

New Mexico Manufacturer Makes $100,000 Pitch at Ocean Exchange

New Mexico Manufacturer Makes $100,000 Pitch at Ocean Exchange Pajarito Powder makes cutting-edge fuel cell catalyst materials enabling fuel cell vehicles Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sept. 26, 2018 – New Mexico manufacturing company Pajarito Powder has been named a finalist for the Ocean Exchange prize, a $100,000 award devoted to companies that are working to improve…

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Legendary New Mexico: Businesses throughout the state

By Legendary New Mexico September 26th, 2018 – Southern NM bar is one of the oldest businesses in the state New Mexico has always been a haven for small businesses to thrive in our state. The same can be said for one business in Mesilla, New Mexico. Not long after the town was established, the building which…

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NM brewers take home medals at Great American Beer Festival

By Christopher Ortiz  – Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First September 24th, 2018 – New Mexico breweries have a lot worth raising a toast to. Six breweries returned home with medals, including one gold medal, from this year’s Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver over the weekend. Last year, five New Mexico breweries medaled at the annual beer event. Below…

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Homegrown manufacturer plans to add 20 jobs

By Collin Krabbe  – Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First September 24th, 2018 – An Albuquerque manufacturer is relocating and adding over a dozen jobs. Kevothermal, which builds vacuum insulation panels for packaging, refrigeration, electronics and insulation, is receiving $4 million from its North Carolina-based parent company, Sealed Air Corp., for the expansion. The new facility is located at 5600 University Blvd.…

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Sunport lands a top 10 spot on high-profile ranking of airports

By Collin Krabbe  – Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First September 19th, 2018 – The Albuquerque International Sunport just landed a top 10 ranking in a study of the best airports for customer satisfaction. In J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, the Sunport came in eighth place for the mid-sized airport category, scoring 797 points out of 1,000.…

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Tech company expands in Downtown Albuquerque adding 80 new jobs

By: KRQE Media September 18th, 2018 – A local tech company is expanding and adding 80 new jobs. RS21, a company focused on data analytics and visualization technologies says business is booming and so they’re expanding and hiring for more high paying jobs. It will also invest more than $2 million to expand and renovate its downtown headquarters,…

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Southwest oil and gas boom provides fuel for national economy

By Tim Henderson – TNS September 11th, 2018 – An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. The nation’s 4.2 percent growth in gross domestic product, estimated last month by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the highest quarterly growth since 2014. State estimates aren’t due until mid-November.…

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Intel announces new technology, jobs headed to Rio Rancho

By Ron Davis  – Reporter, Albuquerque Business First September 10th, 2018 – A branch of Intel Corp. is relocating to Rio Rancho. On Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Intel’s 3D XPoint technology development will be relocating to its Rio Rancho facility, bringing over 100 additional jobs to the site. In 2015, Intel and Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology announced the development…

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New Mexico Leads Nation in Construction Job Growth in July

By John Guzzon and Karen Weil September 6th, 2018 – The Southwest construction job market continues to sizzle.  According to analysis by the Associated General Contractors. Month-over-month in Nevada, 1,600 jobs were added, 1.8%, good enough for No. 2 in the nation. Arizona only added 300 construction jobs month-over month, No. 26 in the nation at 0.2%. Year-over, year,…

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Sandia Researchers Engineer Super-Strong Metal

By Maddy Hayden / Journal Staff Writer September 3rd, 2018 – Even the strongest metals eventually wear down given enough time and friction. But researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have engineered what they believe is the most wear-resistant metal in existence – by a long shot. Made of platinum and gold, they say if the tires on your…

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