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Companies to expand in Santa Teresa

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Two companies with operations outside of the United States have selected New Mexico as the place for their newest manufacturing operations.

Ergomotion, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of bedding bases, and The Tecma Group of Companies, which provides shelter services for manufactures, have announced new facilities in Santa Teresa, adding at least 10 new jobs to the state, the Garrity Group, an Albuquerque-based public relations firm, said in a news release.

Both Ergomotion and Tecma share a bi-national approach and have operations in Juárez, Mexico and now Santa Teresa. The Santa Teresa international border region will provide the two companies with advantages such as quick access to national and international markets, and competitive training programs that complement their already established production facilities in Mexico, Garrity said.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) will provide Tecma with a $100,000 grant from the state’s Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) job-creation fund to assist in the transition to open their facility in New Mexico.

“New Mexico has become key for many companies looking for ease of access to distribute products within the United States and to the rest of the world,” NMEDD Sec. Alicia Keyes said. “This area, and New Mexico in general, offers unique logistical advantages for those looking to simplify their global supply chain.”

“Not only has Blue Road Investments been excellent to deal with as a landlord, but the location of this facility near the Santa Teresa port of entry complements Tecma’s trucking and logistics facilities and will prove strategic to our cross-border clients,” said Tecma Chairman and CEO Alan Russell.

“To fill up a huge 315,000 square-foot speculative building so quickly after it was finished, with world-class tenants such as Ergomotion and Tecma shows how much momentum Santa Teresa has generated in recruiting new industry,” said New Mexico Partnership (NMP) Senior Business Consultant Jerry Pacheco of Santa Teresa. “This is why 60 percent of New Mexico’s exports to the world originate in Santa Teresa.”

Pacheco is president and CEO of the Border Industrial Association, a nonprofit industrial advocacy group of industrial members that account for 6,000 employees and billions of value-added production (and 6 million square feet of industrial space) and more than $1 billion in investment in the Santa Teresa-Las Cruces Corridor. It is the largest industrial association in New Mexico.

NMP, based in Albuquerque, is an organization designated by the state to serve as the single-point-of-contact to help business locate to New Mexico.

“These announcements are possible because New Mexico is competitive,” NMP CEO Melinda Allen said.

“Our training programs coupled with our location and affordable, experienced workforce provides a high value for manufacturing and distribution operations,” Allen said. “Those are a few of the reasons why companies like Ergomotion, Tecma, Rio Blue and Sierra Madre (announced earlier this year) are all establishing a presence in Santa Teresa.”

Ergomotion draws on its heritage by infusing smart tech into a curated collection of ergonomically designed, customized wellness solutions, Garrity said. With more than 7 million adjustable bases sold in more than 30 countries around the world, Ergomotion has grown to become the world’s largest supplier of adjustable bedding bases.

Tecma provides comprehensive information on the services to maintain low-cost and low-risk manufacturing operation in Mexico. It has been a provider of bundled services, commonly referred to as “shelter services,” for more than 35 years.

Contact Tom Garrity at 505-898-8689 and tom@garritypr.com.

Visit www.ergomotion.com, www.tecma.com and https://nmpartnership.com/.