Manufacturing firms open facilities for tours

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fourteen Albuquerque and Rio Rancho companies are leading public or private tours of their facilities in early October to celebrate Manufacturing Day – a national effort to showcase modern manufacturing and generate interest in engineering, design or production careers.

An assembler examines a circuit used for transmitters through a magnifying glass at Lectrosonics Inc. in Rio Rancho. The company makes transmitters and receivers, as well as audio equipment. It is hosting tours to celebrate Manufacturing Day. (Journal File)

An assembler examines a circuit used for transmitters through a magnifying glass at Lectrosonics Inc. in Rio Rancho. The company makes transmitters and receivers, as well as audio equipment. It is hosting tours to celebrate Manufacturing Day. (Journal File)

Manufacturers employ more than 30,000 New Mexicans in 14 diverse communities in some of the private sector’s best-paying and most stable jobs in an industry that represents $5.8 billion of the gross state product, organizers said in a news release.

Marpac – a maker of medical-tube securement devices for the health-care market – is taking part for the second consecutive year, leading hourly tours of the company’s Albuquerque plant from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Participants on the Wednesday tour of Great Face and Body by My Sacred Fig can make their own skin-rejuvenating face mask using natural ingredients created by the Downtown maker of private-label skin-care products, organizers said in a news release. Tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, Lectrosonics, a Rio Rancher maker of wireless microphone systems and audio-processing products, is hosting an open house from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., while Pure Color, which develops stain and topcoat technologies for the building-products market, is leading private tours of its factory.

Events continue Thursdaywith public tours of OGB Architectural Millwork, a maker of cabinets and architectural millwork for commercial buildings, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and at TEAM Technologies, a new product developer, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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On Friday, Nano Network of New Mexico – a microtech and nanotech industry association – hosts a public forum in the Manufacturing Training and Technology Center auditorium at the UNM Science & Tech Park.

Anyone interested in attending a public tour can register at http://newmexicomep.org/mfgday. Each tour links to an individual Eventbrite page.

Manufacturing Day events are sponsored by New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which provides training and expertise in efficient production and administrative practices so manufacturers can create and retain jobs by becoming more competitive. For more information about New Mexico MEP, visit www.newmexicomep.org.

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