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Geobrugg Expands Sandoval County, New Mexico, Operations

Geobrugg, a global leader in fence and safety protection, plans to expand its operations with a North American manufacturing hub in Sandoval County, New Mexico. The $8.8 million project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The investment includes a new 20,000-square-foot factory building to increase production capacity and 4,195-square-feet of office space. The expansion will also provide space for Geobrugg's sister company, eConnect, which makes DC (direct current) fast-charging system solutions for electric vehicle charging stations. Completion is scheduled for by the end of 2023.

“North America is a key market for Geobrugg products to protect people and infrastructure from geohazards," Andrea Roth, CEO Geobrugg Group, said. "For decades, Geobrugg has been committed to produce its solutions directly in the United States with our manufacturing hub in New Mexico. The planned expansion in Sandoval County will give us the potential to meet the growing demand in the market and offer possibilities for other products from the BRUGG Group such as EV charging cables or wire ropes for cable cars.”

The state pledged $500,000 for the expansion from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) job-creation fund, with the award paid out as Geobrugg achieves economic development benchmarks. In addition, Sandoval Economic Alliance has provided the company technical assistance during its expansion planning.

“Geobrugg has identified its New Mexico location as a strategic hub in its global operations,” New Mexico Economic Development Department Deputy Secretary Jon Clark noted. “The interstate system, our workforce, and New Mexico’s business climate is driving manufacturing growth in the state. Geobrugg and other companies are seeing these advantages and choosing New Mexico to expand operations.”

Headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland, Geobrugg is an independent company within the BRUGG GROUP. The company’s high-strength steel wire nets and matching services monitor and protect against natural hazards such as rockfall, landslides, debris flows, avalanches or coastal erosion.

“Sandoval Economic Alliance is proud of our long-term relationship with Geobrugg and Pierce Runnels, their General Manager. We have enjoyed watching and assisting them grow over the years. Each time we meet with them we learn more about their international presence and are proud to have them in our community,” added Fred Shepherd, president and CEO of the Sandoval Economic Alliance. “They are yet another world-class manufacturing gem in Sandoval County and were the initial manufacturing anchor in Algodones which has now seen additional manufacturing companies establish operations there.”

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