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Raytheon Company Expands Production Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Raytheon Company opened a new facility in the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company expanded its operations to develop and produce range monitoring and telemetry systems for the United States and its allies.

The new 72,000-square-foot building is the third facility for Raytheon in Albuquerque. The State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque helped pay for site improvements through Local Economic Development Act, or LEDA, funds.

The expansion will bring 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs to the state over the next six years. The company employs more than 350 workers in science, engineering, advanced manufacturing and management jobs at its facilities in Albuquerque and Diné, located on the Navajo Nation.

"Raytheon is growing its high-tech manufacturing footprint in rural and urban New Mexico, where workers are producing vital national security technology," said Todd Callahan, Raytheon Naval Area and Mission Defense Vice President. "New Mexico has a long history of scientific excellence, and we value our strong partnership with this state."

"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," said Governor Susana Martinez. "We will continue to make our state the best place to live, work and raise a family so that we can continue to create opportunities for New Mexicans."

"We're thrilled that Raytheon continues to expand in Albuquerque," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "I am pleased that they have been able to take advantage of our great workforce and through their strategic location at the Sandia Science and Technology Park they are able to take advantage of potential collaborations with the world's finest scientists."

Acquired by Raytheon in 2011, the Albuquerque site currently supports the production of highpowered microwave directed energy technology and aircraft range monitoring systems. Nearly 200 employees presently work on site.


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