Center of excellence for 3D printing in New Mexico

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Mayor Tim Keller and Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. (AED) have announced that Jabil Inc. has selected its existing factory in Albuquerque as the center of excellence for 3D printing.

The signage means an investment of $ 42 million from this St. Petersburg-based company to buy new technology and equipment and add 120 jobs over the next five years, according to a news release.

“This investment is a clear signal that New Mexico is building a high-quality workforce of the 21st century,” said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We have all the talent in the world right here in New Mexico. When we build the infrastructure for a 21st century economy, we will see that more young adults remain and more domestic talent is coming back here.”

Jabil, which provides comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services for various industries, plans to create new advanced manufacturing positions for additive engineers, line supervisors, quality engineers, technicians and operators, in an effort to increase its metal 3D printing capabilities .

“Jabila’s ownership of Albuquerque is based on our assets as a technology hub,” said Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. “Investing in 3D printing strengthens our city’s stronghold in key industries. This work even goes one step further, creating valuable employment opportunities for our young and talented workforce in partnership with the University of New Mexico and Central New College Community Mexico. ”

Jabil Executive Vice President and CEO Steve Borges said: “We look forward to expanding our community presence and hiring additional colleagues from the talented Albuquerque workforce over the next few years.”

There are currently more than 360 full-time employees on site, with a temporary workforce of about 70 associates.