New Mexico beats Texas for expansion of warehouse company

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico has beaten out Texas for the expansion of a homegrown warehouse and distribution company.

Valley Cold Storage and Transportation ships goods in New Mexico and Texas.

The Las Cruces-based company plans to invest $14 million to build a new 105,000 square-foot facility and create up to 33 jobs in Santa Teresa, tripling its current workforce.

The new facility will be the third major expansion in Santa Theresa’s 166-acre Westpark Logistics Center in the last six months.

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Westpark is the first new industrial park to be built in Santa Teresa in the last 15 years.

Valley Cold Storage and Transportation offers state-of-the-art refrigeration and transportation services to the retail, food service, food distribution and agriculture industries of southern New Mexico and western Texas.