Merillat in Los Lunas, New Mexico has grown to becomeone of the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturers
Manufacturing continues to be a thriving economic force in the state with many companies expanding or relocating here. Intel, U.S. Cotton, Merillat Industries (cabinetry), Tempur-Pedic and General Mills all have discovered the hidden treasures of the Metro New Mexico region and beyond. Close proximity to our two national labs and numerous research facilities provide ample partnership opportunities for local companies. New Mexico also offers a host of industry advantages, making the state an attractive place to do business. This includes a highly-qualified workforce, low utility rates, excellent transportation infrastructure, affordable business locations, and financial incentives such as the Manufacturer's Investment Tax Credit.
The precision-machining infrastructure in Metro New Mexico has not been duplicated anywhere else in the world. Originally developed to meet the needs of Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, precision machine shops now meet the exacting demands of a variety of high-tech industries including Metro New Mexico's burgeoning aviation cluster. Top businesses in this sector include:
New Mexico Travertine, Inc.
Research affiliations abound in Metro New Mexico. From small research or measurement centers within large institutions like UNM or Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), to world-class national laboratories, the state has vast research and development resources.