MFG DAY 2016 IN REVIEW
New Mexico celebrated Mfg Day 2016 during the entire month of October. Fifty events took place in 16 New Mexico communities. This figure is way up from last year! Thirty-two companies and organizations, and students from 15 schools across the state participated in events ranging from facility tours to presentations and workshops. During the month-long series of events, New Mexico manufacturing came into the spotlight, and connections were made. Eleven proclamations were issued by mayors and the governor, and joining the tours were legislators and other decision-makers as well as businesses seeking to do business with the hosting companies.
Kicking off Manufacturing Month in the state was Innovation Celebration, New Mexico MEP’s award ceremony in partnership with the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. Other events leading up to facility tours included experienceIT NM; Innovate New Mexico’s Technology Showcase; a New Mexico Small Business Assistance outreach event and luncheon; and the New Mexico MEP-moderated panel discussion “Innovation to Manufacturing” at projectY Cowork.
Student tours and events in the Albuquerque area were:
In the north:
Thank you to the following companies and organizations for participating in a range of Mfg Day 2016 events:
Albuquerque area: Aquila Group, Exhib-It!, Glass-Rite, OGB Architectural Millwork, Rader Awning, Insight Lighting, Mezel Mods, Clear Light New Mexico, WESST; Las Vegas, Santa Fe & north central: Las Vegas Business Hub, Old Wood, MAKE Santa Fe, Herbs Etc, Santa Fe Business Incubator, Santa Fe Spirits, Santa Fe Brewing, Black Mesa Winery, Los Alamos Makers, projectY, Eureka Effect, Farmington, Private Label Select, Bloomfield Invents; south central: Aviation Aerospace Career Expo, ARCA Space, Black’s Smuggler Winery, Valencia Flour Mill.
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Manufacturing Day 2015 in New Mexico was a success!
Thirty-three companies across the state (over 2,300 nationally) hosted well attended tours. During the week-long series of events, New Mexico manufacturing was talked about and witnessed, connections were made, and the business of 21st-century manufacturing came into focus.
Eleven mayors and the governor issued proclamations, legislators and other decision-makers joined the tours, students from many schools attended, and tour hosts enjoyed local media coverage. New Mexico’s participation sends the Mfg Day message loud and clear: Manufacturing is a big and bright part of our future.
Here’s a glimpse of several of the tours:
Thank you to the following 33 businesses for hosting Mfg Day tours in 2015:
Albuquerque metro: Glass Rite, OGB Architectural Millwork, UNIRAC, Urban Fresh Cosmetics, Aquila, Desert Paper and Envelope, Insight Lighting, Marpac, Air Products & Chemicals, STA Technologies, TEAM Technologies, QC Group, HT Micro. Jarales: Valencia Flour Mill. Deming: Compass Components, Mizkan, Luna Rossa Winery. Farmington & Aztec: Jack’s Plastic Welding, Pesco. Las Cruces area: Engineered Wire Products (formerly Reinforcement Systems); Calculex; Certoplast; F&A Dairy Products; Northwire. Santa Fe: Herbs Etc, Mesa Photonics, Santa Fe Business Incubator, Sigma Labs, JMSY Casting, Vapor Blast Solutions, Santa Fe Spirits. Socorro: Solaro Energy. Taos: Private Label Select.
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New Mexico was a significant player in 2014’s national effort: 37 New Mexico companies contributed to a total of 1,639 participating companies nationwide. Some companies were visited by decision-makers with the ability to affect New Mexico business: Legislators, county commissioners, city councilors and economic developers. Others opened their doors to students, who may consider careers in manufacturing, and to existing and potential customers. New Mexico companies were noticed by mayors and city councilors, many of whom issued proclamations declaring Manufacturing Day in their area. They joined Gov. Susana Martinez and President Barack Obama, who proclaimed Oct. 3 National Manufacturing Day.
Thank you to the following 37 New Mexico businesses for hosting tours in 2014:
Albuquerque & Rio Rancho: Apple Canyon; Great Face & Body by My Sacred Fig; Insight Lighting; Intel; Lectrosonics; MARPAC Medical Mfg; Micro Nano Network companies; OGB Architectural Millwork; PureColor Inc; TEAM Technologies. Belen area: Valencia Flour Mill. Deming: Compass Components; Solitaire Homes; St. Clair Winery; Luna Rossa Winery; Border Foods; Preferred Produce. Farmington: SJC Incubator resident startups – Damtech; One Source Solutions; San Juan Closet Works; Real Green Building Systems; E3 Power and Water. Hobbs & Eunice: Urenco USA; RMS Foods; Watson/Hopper, Inc. Las Cruces: Reinforcement Systems; CALCULEX. Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Taos, Velarde: Herbs, Etc; La Puerta Originals; Old Wood; Private Label Select; Black Mesa Winery. Silver City & Mule Creek: Mule Creek Adobe; Syzygy Tile. Socorro: Solaro Energy.
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This is what Manufacturing Day in New Mexico looked like in 2014 and 2013:
The following infographic from mfgday.com illustrates what manufacturing really looks like in the U.S.: