Industry News

A spirited partnership

 Navajo Spirit, a producer of Navajo traditional-inspired clothes with a modern twist in Gallup, NM, evolved out of co-owner Virginia Yazzie Ballenger’s passion for design. During the course of the company’s over-14-year partnership with NM MEP, hobby-level production evolved into a streamlined business. Working with MEP brought “a huge raise in our income as…

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National Manufacturing Day: Table of Experts

Albuquerque Business First and New Mexico M.E.P. host a virtual roundtable to kick off National Manufacturing Month (October 1-31, 2021), and share thoughts from local experts on how New Mexico M.E.P. has served as a resource for manufacturers in our state.  Albuquerque Business First sales manager Will Martinez moderates the panel, with speakers Brian Rashap,…

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Wicked Productivity

 Hear it from Clay Allison, founder and CEO of Wicked Edge, a manufacturer of precision knife-sharpening equipment with a wide range of clients — from law enforcement, to outdoor enthusiasts and the culinary market. The MEP-Wicked Edge partnership was originally forged with a marketing report, which helped the company “point their ship in the…

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Unprecedented Times

Dear Manufacturer, As you know, the country is currently taking measures to respond to COVID-19. During these unprecedented times, we appreciate your trust in us. All of this is new, and it is not normal!  Right now, businesses must focus on cost-saving methods as they remain competitive in a changing marketplace. Some businesses have been forced…

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Updates on the COVID-19 virus

A message from New Mexico MEP Chief Executive Officer Dear New Mexico manufacturing community, The COVID-19 virus and its economic implications are now starting to hit very close to home. I want to assure you that I am staying abreast of the situation as much as possible and from many different angles, working with and/or…

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Fighting for NMSBA

Enormous thanks to the dozens of business owners who demonstrated their support of the NMSBA program by providing public comment encouraging passage of House Bill 526. While the bill doesn’t increase total funding for the NMSBA program, it allows qualifying businesses to obtain additional or follow-on help: Up to $20,000 of assistance for businesses located…

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New OSHA requirement for New Mexico Manufacturers

As New Mexico MEP’s Jeff Abrams travels about New Mexico meeting with clients to plan the year’s goals and objectives, he is learning that New Mexico manufacturers are not aware of a new requirement initiated by OSHA: All manufacturers employing more than 20 employees must electronically submit the OSHA form 300A Summary of Work Related…

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Table of Experts: Manufacturing

From left: Sinsabaugh, Allison, Beeke and Mayberry discuss the future of manufacturing in New Mexico. Albuquerque Business First and New Mexico MEP sat down with two New Mexico companies and explored future opportunities for manufacturing in New Mexico.

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Let’s Build the Next Generation of Modern Manufacturers

Mfg Day 2017 students touring Old Wood in Las Vegas, New Mexico According to a recent report by the Manufacturing Institute, 35 percent of students engaged in career and technical education (CTE) have no contact with potential future employers. And only 12 percent have had the opportunity to walk through a manufacturing facility. Manufacturing Day aims…

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5th Annual Manufacturing Day preview

Marpac Custom – one of many tours this year! See a variety of textile products being cut and sewn with a state-of-the art computer fabric-cutting machine, computerized sewing machines, as well as industrial hand-operated sewing.

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Path to increased production

Sisneros Bros. Manufacturing was doing a great job filling orders for the custom duct work that goes in large commercial buildings and Navy ships. But when the next generation of family members joined the leadership team, they asked New Mexico MEP to help them plan for the future. MEP helped the company perform Value Stream…

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Manufacturing Day 2015

Glass Rite, OGB Architectural Millwork, Unirac, Urban Fresh Cosmetics, Insight Lighting, Aquila, Valencia Flour Mill, Jack’s Plastic Welding, Pesco, Mesa Photonics, Solaro Energy and Santa Fe Business Incubator companies were among the 33 businesses that hosted Manufacturing Day tours in New Mexico.

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The Impact of Manufacturing

The impact of manufacturing on America can be seen in the good jobs it provides, the strength of the economy, and the products built in communities around the nation that enable and enrich our everyday lives. We celebrate manufacturing’s impact and the MEP centers across the country working alongside small and medium-sized manufacturers to make…

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BE the IMPACT

 Edge Factor tells stories of extraordinary people. Impact is a collection of insights from the leaders we met along the way. Have you ever thought about what you can do in your company, in your town, in your school? Consider how YOU might participate in Manufacturing Day this year. Go to mfgday.com to see…

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Did you know that legislation passed last year to reduce Gross Receipts tax on utilities used in the manufacturing process is now in effect?

The forms needed to complete the process have just been released and you cannot become eligible for the reduction without submitting the attached forms. Sadly, it doesn’t look like any tax relief will be retroactive. PNM’s email referenced: “taxes paid before PNM receives the authorized NTTC will be lost forever.” So, getting this into PNM…

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UPCOMING INFOSESSIONS FOR BUSINESSES

New Mexico MEP will host three informative breakfast seminars focused on helping manufacturers and small businesses learn how to grow and expand their business, increase revenue and sales, and prepare their business for the future. Be a part of a 20-minute presentation by New Mexico MEP and wrap up with a question and answer session.…

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EXPORTECH

An Export Acceleration System for Achieving Profitable Growth Do you believe your product has international sales potential, but don’t know how to get started? Have you received international inquiries, but haven’t fully capitalized on them to generate significant sales growth? Would you like to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to expanding international…

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NEW MEXICO 9001

ISO 9001:2008 Preparation for Certification The current session is scheduled through December 2015. Please contact us for information on future sessions. The New Mexico Economic Development Department, in collaboration with the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, is offering New Mexico 9000 training classes to prepare New Mexico businesses for ISO 9001 Certification. New Mexico 9000…

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The 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study is now online! Be sure you read about the shifts and trends in the small manufacturing industry.

National Manufacturing Study Reveals New Trends, Steps for Success The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, finds that this is a critical point in time for U.S. manufacturing, and manufacturers must assess whether they have the workforce, business systems, equipment and strategies in place to successfully compete in the future. While external factors, like…

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals workshop

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 93 present Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals  workshop A Fundamentals/Refresher Course based on the ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standard October 13-14, 2011 Presented by Tony Cimabue of  Tech-Knowledgy for Design and Manufacturing LLC This workshop is designed for engineers, designers, drafters, machinists, inspectors, manufacturing, quality engineers, students or any others…

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Nonprofit analysis boosts firms’ efficiency

When Clovis-based Leslie Candy Co. was purchased by Greg Southard in 2002, the 50-year-old company was using trusted manufacturing processes and recipes to create peanut patties, brittles and haystacks for distribution to supermarkets, convenience stores and specialty boutiques throughout the United States. Southard invited New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership into the organization to review how…

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MI2012

Every year over 700 manufacturers, industry experts and MEP field staff join together to learn and connect, bringing the experience back to their organizations and continuing to build a strong & competitive U.S. manufacturing base. The event truly brings the “voice of manufacturing” and “voice of government” to an open, educational and sharing environment that…

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