NM: PESCO Expanding in Farmington, Creating 150 Mfg.-related Jobs
2 Sep, 2014
Governor Susana Martinez announced Process Equipment and Service Company (PESCO), a long-time New Mexico family-run manufacturing and service business, will expand in Farmington, New Mexico, creating another 150 manufacturing-related jobs. The announcement comes just two days after another family-run manufacturer, Accurate, announced the creation of 250 new jobs in Los Lunas. Average salary is $40,000 a year plus benefits for PESCO's new positions.
"PESCO is a home-grown company, marking a significant expansion," said Governor Martinez.
"I had the pleasure of touring the PESCO facility a couple years ago, and we talked at that time about ways in which the State could better partner with businesses in order to make expansions like this possible.
Diversifying our economy is critical to long-term economic growth in New Mexico, because we know that we simply cannot continue to rely on a dysfunctional federal government to chart our economic course."
In recent months, manufacturers from as far away as Germany and Turkey, and as close as California, have moved their operations into New Mexico, citing recent tax reforms and New Mexico's status as an increasingly competitive state for business as reasons for their investment in our state.
New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, as well as San Juan County, Four Corners Economic Development, and PESCO leaders joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.
"When Governor Martinez took office our recruitment and expansion pipeline was bare, but today we are experiencing increased growth as a result of our numerous efforts to make our tax environment more competitive, and our business climate more welcoming," said Secretary Barela.
In 2013, Governor Martinez signed legislation adopting a single sales factor for manufacturers in New Mexico and reducing New Mexico's corporate income tax from 7.6 to 5.9 percent over five years,