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Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Mexico

Posted by IndustrySelect on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

 Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Mexico

Above: A look inside Intel's massive facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Intel's Rio Rancho plant ranks as the state's largest industrial company based on number of employees. (Photo courtesy of Intel). 

Home to a number of major energy companies and high-tech manufacturers, New Mexico continues to attract new manufacturing enterprises, drawn by the state’s tax climate, and comprehensive job training initiatives. In addition, New Mexico manufacturers have access to many advanced manufacturing resources such as the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies and Center for High Tech Materials.

This article will explore the latest facts on New Mexico’s manufacturing sector and will provide details on the top manufacturing companies in New Mexico.

Key Facts on New Mexico’s Manufacturing Sector

According to MNI, compiler of the industrial information that powers IndustrySelect, New Mexico is currently home to 1,365 manufacturing companies employing 34,144 workers.

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According to MNI, Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city based on number of industrial jobs, with 15,343 workers.

Read more: Top Manufacturing Cities in the U.S.

Other top cities in New Mexico include

• Farmington (2,154 jobs)
• Rio Rancho (2,141 jobs)
• Carlesbad (1,556 jobs)
• Santa Fe (1,392jobs)

Bernalillo County is New Mexico’s largest in terms of manufacturing jobs, home to 22,124 workers. This is followed by San Juan County with 7,464 workers, Eddy County (5,119 jobs), Lea County (4,792 jobs) and Dona Ana County (2,775 jobs).

The food processing industry ranks as New Mexico’s largest industrial sector based on number of jobs, employing 15% of the state’s industrial workers. This is followed by electronic products and industrial machinery, each accounting for 11% of New Mexico’s manufacturing workers.

Stone, clay and glass products also ranks as a top New Mexico industrial sector, accounting for 8% of the state’ industrial jobs, as is instruments/related products, also accounting for 8%.

MNI reports there are 5,756 executive contacts among New Mexico’s manufacturing companies, including 724 presidents, 321 owners and partners; 332 vice-presidents and 337 sales, marketing and purchasing executives.

Other facts to know about New Mexico manufacturers, based on IndustrySelect’s advanced criteria available to subscribers, include ownership, distribution and other trends. Let’s take a look:

• 3% of New Mexico manufacturers are women-owned
• 10% are publicly owned companies
• 8% import raw materials
• 19% distribute their products internationally.

Next, we’ll take a look at the state’s top companies.

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Mexico

Intel Corp.1,200Rio RanchoNM
Jabil, Inc.800AlbuquerqueNM
Mosaic Potash Carlsbad, Inc.650CarlsbadNM
Adelante Development Center, Inc.500AlbuquerqueNM
Leprino Foods Co., Inc.500RoswellNM
Hollyfrontier Navajo Refining, LLC470ArtesiaNM
Southwest Cheese, LLC450ClovisNM
ABB Installation Products, Inc.400AlbuquerqueNM
Mizkan America, Inc.400DemingNM
Rio Grande, Inc.400AlbuquerqueNM

About the Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in New Mexico

1. Intel Corp. (Rio Rancho, NM)

Established in 1968, Intel was an earlier innovator of computer chip technology, and is today is a global technology firm headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Employing 1,200 workers in Rio Rancho, Intel is New Mexico’s largest industrial employer. This 1.4 million square-foot facility produces computer microchips, flash memory chips, and 300-millimeter wafer fabrication.

2. Jabil, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

Consistent with New Mexico’s stronghold in high-tech manufacturing, ranking third in the state is Jabil, Inc., is a major provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions for the medical industry. Employing 800 in Albuquerque, this 769,000 square-foot facility produces endoscopic surgical supplies.

3. Mosaic Potash Carlsbad, Inc. (Carlsbad, NM)

Employing 650 in Carlsbad, Mosaic Potash is an agricultural leader, mining and processing potash into crop nutrients. The company’s 208,000 square-foot Carlsbad facility was established in 1946 and distributes its crop nutrient products around the world.

4. Adelante Development Center, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

Employing 500 in Albuquerque, Adelante is a $30 million packaging company that provides hand and machine specialty packaging and fulfillment services. This includes shrink wrapping, kit collating, bagging, heat sealing, and custom hand assembly.

5. Leprino Foods Co., Inc. (Roswell, NM)

Leprino is the world’s largest mozzarella cheese producer and provider of major whey and lactose powder. Leprino employs 4,000 around the globe and distributes its products internationally. The company’s Roswell location encompasses 500,000 square feet and employs 500.

6. Hollyfrontier Navajo Refining, LLC. (Artesia, NM)

Reporting annual sales of $2 billion, Hollyfrontier Navajo Refining is a major petroleum refiner that specializes processes a variety of sour crude oils into light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The company employs 470 in Artesia.

7. Southwest Cheese, LLC (Clovis, NM)

Southwest Cheese, LLC is a leading manufacturer of cheese and whey protein ingredients. Born from a joint venture between Glanbia plc and the Greater Southwest Agency, Inc., the company has grown to become a global leader in the dairy industry. They process over 5.1 billion pounds of milk and produce over 588 million pounds of premium block cheese as well as 36.8 million pounds of highly-purified whey protein powders each year. Their customers include top global food processing companies, who receive the highest quality, best-value dairy products available in the dairy industry today.

8. ABB Installation Products, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

ABB Installation Products, Inc., formerly known as Thomas & Betts, is a global leader in industrial technology. The company is committed to enabling utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. Occupying a 110,000 square-foot facility in Albuquerque, the company produces low-voltage electrical connectors and employs 400.

9. Mizkan America, Inc. (Deming, NM)

Mizkan America, Inc., located in Deming, NM, is a part of the Mizkan Group, a global company with over 200 years of rich Japanese tradition. The company is one of the leading makers of condiments and sauces in the United States, maintaining 17 manufacturing facilities that serve the retail, foodservice, specialty Asian, and food ingredient trade channels. In Deming, NM, they produce Mexican food products, including diced, pureed, frozen & IQF green chiles, jalapeno & chipotle peppers, tomatillos & enchilada sauce. Their Deming facility encompasses 234,000 square feet and employs 400

10. Rio Grande, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

This Rio Grande, Inc. location in Albuquerque serves as the company’s corporate headquarters and produces jewelry casting machines & metal forming tools & machinery

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