Work could begin sometime early next year on the construction of a metal composite materials manufacturing plant in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
The Tainan City, Taiwan-based Xxentria Technology Materials Company wants to build a new facility for its operations on a 40-acre site inside the 2,600-acre Westpark Logistics Center business park.
The announcement comes after months of talks between the company and the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Besides its Santa Teresa plans, Xxentria has said it will also build an additional facility in Chihuahua, Mexico.
That two-project approach, said Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes, speaks to a “greater opportunity to restore manufacturing to the United States and to collaborate with our neighbors and friends in Chihuahua.”
In a statement, Howard Chen, chief executive officer of Xxentria, said, “Establishing manufacturing operations in North America will allow us to better service our valued customers in the United States.”
The company, which began operations in 1994, produces everything from aluminum composite panels to galvanized steel for the international market, and has its U.S. offices in both San Francisco, as well as Kendall Park, New Jersey.
The company’s products have proven to be particularly popular in the U.S. architectural, transportation, and solar industries.
By Garry Boulard
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