Santa Teresa continues its rapid growth with the expansion of MCS Industries, a leading U.S. manufacturer of picture frames. In April, MCS announced it will invest $11.1 million in expanding its warehousing and distribution facility. MCS is an innovative, green manufacturer, that produces wall and poster frames for North America's largest retailers like Walmart, Target and Michaels. The manufacturer is also the largest Styrofoam recycler in the U.S., processing the material into a liquid form to use in frame manufacturing.
Santa Teresa was selected over El Paso for the MCS expansion, which is expected to create up to 20 new well-paying jobs. The company will also relocate its printing operations from Pennsylvania and construct a 215,000 square-foot facility in the new Westpark Logistics Center in Santa Teresa.
In less than four years, more than one million square-feet of industrial space has gone from vacant to nearly full with nearly a quarter million square feet to be added with the construction of MCS’s new facility . Westpark Logistics Center will be the largest industrial park in New Mexico, and the closest to the recently opened, $400 million Union Pacific Intermodal Facility, which has further positioned the booming Santa Teresa Borderplex as a growing gateway to international commerce and trade.