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Bladewerx breaks ground for new building in Rio Rancho

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In six months, Bladewerx will have new digs.

That’s according to Steve Nakamura of Rachel Matthew Homes, who said his company started construction Oct. 7 on what will be a 10,400-square foot building near the intersection of Arrowhead Ridge Drive SE and NM 528.

Bladewerx will take up the majority of that space and will rent out 3,200 square feet to another Rio Rancho business, Westside Glass.

Rio Rancho Deputy Mayor Mark Scott attended the groundbreaking for the new building on Thursday.

He thanked the company for choosing to remain in Rio Rancho.

Attending Thursday’s groundbreaking were, from left, Rio Rancho Deputy Mayor Mark Scott, his wife Paula, Westside Glass owner Bill Keith, and David and Roxanne Baltz of Bladewerx. Among the others pictured are, from far right, are Steve Nakamura of Rachel Matthew Homes, Rod Smith of West Wood Realty and Noreen Scott of the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation. (Rio Rancho Observer—LEE ROSS photo)

Attending Thursday’s groundbreaking were, from left, Rio Rancho Deputy Mayor Mark Scott, his wife Paula, Westside Glass owner Bill Keith, and David and Roxanne Baltz of Bladewerx. Among the others pictured are, from far right, are Steve Nakamura of Rachel Matthew Homes, Rod Smith of West Wood Realty and Noreen Scott of the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation. (Rio Rancho Observer—LEE ROSS photo)

“We’re glad you’re here,” he said.

Nakamura, who said his company is involved in five building projects in Rio Rancho, also spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“We’re going to treat this building as if it was our own,” he said to the future owners. “We’re going to put our heart and soul into it.”

The company’s current location is 4135 Jackie Road. Westside Glass is also located on Jackie Road.

Bladewerx provides instruments, software and services for radiation protection and measurement. It employs 12 people and does not anticipate expanding staff at this time.

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