This week it was announced that Belen will be the new home for expansion for the wind-tower manufacturer, Arcosa. Based out of Dallas, Arcosa builds a variety of infrastructure products and has chosen our city for their Arcosa Wind Towers newest location.
This facility is expected to bring about 250 jobs to our area. Says Antonio Carrillo, President and CEO or Arcosa, Inc. ” Our new facility will strengthen our position in the wind-tower market and enable Arcosa to benefit from growing wind investment in the Southwest. We are pleased to create new jobs in the state of New Mexico, which has been a supportive partner and a strong proponent of wind-energy development.”
Arcosa is buying the former Keter facility in the Rio Grande Industrial Park. Their expectation is to provide a $12.5 million a year in payroll and have $314 million in economic impact over the next decade. To buy and refit the facility will be an investment of $55 – $60 million. They expect to begin production in the middle of next year.
For more information you can read the full story on the New Mexico Economic Development Department website. You can read the press release from Arcosa here.