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Heinrich Welcomes DOE Secretary Granholm to New Mexico for Clean Energy Manufacturing Renaissance Tour

ALBUQUERQUE & BELÉN — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to New Mexico to highlight how investments from recent landmark legislation is creating a manufacturing renaissanceand helping to position New Mexico as a national leader in an American-made clean energy future.

Since enacted in 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act has made historic investments to fight inflation and lower costs, grow the economy, create high-quality jobs, and reduce the nation’s climate warming carbon emissions.

Heinrich and Granholm toured Array Technologies’ existing manufacturing plant in NE Albuquerque and broke groundon a new 216,000-square-foot Array Technologies manufacturing campus — a $50+ million investment located on Albuquerque’s Westside — which will employ over 300 additional New Mexicans to facilitate the production, assembly, design, engineering, and customer service of solar tracking technology.

Array Groundbreaking

PHOTO: From left to right — Roman Romero (Production Manager, Array Technologies), Abigail Ross Hopper (President, Solar Energy Industries Association), U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Kevin Hostetler (CEO, Array Technologies), and U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)

Heinrich and Granholm also participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the production of the first wind towers coming off the Arcosa Wind Towers manufacturing line. The ribbon-cutting ceremony comes nearly nine months after Heinrich welcomed President Biden to the Belén manufacturing facility — a $60 million investment that will have a $314 million economic impact and create 250 jobs in the region.

Arcosa Tour

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich,Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and U.S. Representative Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M) tour the Arcosa Wind Towers manufacturing facility in Belén, N.M.

“New Mexico Democrats have delivered an American manufacturing renaissance through historic legislation, including our Inflation Reduction Act. From Array Technologies’ newest manufacturing facility to the first wind towers coming off the manufacturing line at Arcosa’s facility, we are seeing the proof — and it’s creating new careers New Mexicans can build their families around, producing new technologies that will lower costs for working families, and further solidifying our state at the center of the nation’s clean energy future,” said Heinrich.

For additional pictures of the New Mexico Clean Energy Manufacturing Renaissance Tour, click here.