A company specializing in the manufacturing of steel ramps and material handling equipment has just received $250,000 in state funding to finish building at a former Walmart site in Alamogordo.
The Santa Fe Springs, California-based Medlin Ramps Incorporated late last year announced it was going to build a full-service plant at the 25-acre site located at 1900 Highway South.
The project, with an initial $2.5 million Local Economic Development Act grant approved in late 2018 by the City of Alamogordo, has included the demolition of the former Walmart building, and construction of a planned 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility.
The site, called Square 47 in a salute to New Mexico being the 47th state to join the Union, has additionally been envisioned as a mixed-use property that will include a full-service travel center housing a marketplace, laundry and shower facilities, and truck wash.
In order to receive the funding backing of both Alamogordo and the New Mexico Economic Development Department, Medlin has committed to hiring at least 45 people.
In a statement, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham lauded Medlin Ramps and its decision to locate in Alamogordo, remarking, “This company is simultaneously helping us invest in employment opportunities tomorrow while delivering for New Mexicans who want to work today.”
The largest yard ramp manufacturer in the country, Medlin Ramps, with facilities in both California and North Carolina, additionally produces steel dock board and portable loading docks, among other products.
By Garry Boulard
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