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ETV Awarded in Job Training Incentive Program

The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $2,824,109 in funding at its April board meeting for 20 companies that will create 565 jobs in New Mexico.

Santa Fe – May 8th, 2015

“It is incredible to see so many businesses, both large and small, from a wide range of industries utilize JTIP to expand their workforce and hire New Mexicans,” said Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela. “Whether a business is hiring one worker or 200, JTIP is a great tool to help growing companies offset on-the-job training costs.”

April JTIP Recipients:

SKINfrared, Albuquerque – Founded in 2009, SKINfrared, LLC is a woman-owned technology business spun off from the UNM School of Engineering and the UNM Health Sciences Center. SKINfrared specializes in the research and development of next generation infrared imagers and their applications in biomedical diagnostics. The company is currently developing an imaging system to be used for the early, non-invasive detection of skin cancer. 1 job, $ 14,551

Vibrant Corporation, Albuquerque – Vibrant Corporation (Vibrant) was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of Mechtronic Solutions. The company provides non-destructive testing (NDT) technology to the aerospace market. Using proprietary technology that was initially developed at Los Alamos National Laboratories and further developed by Quasar International for the automotive industry, Vibrant’s licensed technology has had marked success in the aerospace industry. The company’s NDT methodology uses resonance testing and software algorithms to determine whether a component is good or bad before it is installed in an aircraft, as well as over the life of the component. 5 jobs, $ 173,822

IntelliCyt Corporation, Albuquerque – IntelliCyt Corporation is a life sciences technology company that develops, manufactures, sells and supports innovative cell-based screening products for life sciences research and drug discovery. The company’s products make it possible to discover new and better ways to predict disease. The company’s initial products were based on technology licensed from the University of New Mexico. 1 job, $13,239

DHF Technical Products, Rio Rancho – DHF Technical Products manufactures products for hi-tech industrial users, jewelry manufacturers, investment (Bullion bars and collectible coins), and melts and refines metal to purify it for sale or internal manufacturing applications. 8 Jobs, $64,302

PPC Solar, Taos – The Paradise Power Company (PPC Solar) founded in 1979, specializes in the design, installation, maintenance and operations of solar systems. PPC Solar is one of the longest operating Photovoltaic installation companies in the United States. $10,134, step-up training

TriLumina Corporation, Albuquerque – TriLumina Corporation is a semiconductor laser technology company which develops, manufactures and integrates among the fastest and most powerful
semiconductor laser infrared emitters available. This semiconductor laser technology enables new levels of performance for automotive LiDAR solutions and smart illumination products for both automobiles and consumer devices. The company’s small, fast and powerful lasers enable the production of 100% solid-state, high-resolution LiDAR for 3D sensing around vehicles, accelerating the automotive market’s move into semi-autonomous and autonomous operation. 2 jobs, $45,806

Solaro Energy, Inc., Socorro – Solaro Energy manufactures solar-powered attic fans, skylights, backup batteries and generators. 3 jobs, $12,244

Positive Energy Solar, Albuquerque – Positive Energy Solar provides off grid solar system design and installation services for homes, businesses and institutions. 13 jobs, $148,786

Emerging Technology Ventures, Inc., Alamogordo – Emerging Technology Ventures, Inc. designs and manufactures emerging autonomous and unmanned systems technologies. The company is concentrating on the integration of platforms on the ground, air, and maritime domains to solve requirements for logistics, security, force protection, fire-fighting, precision agriculture, and hazardous material operations. 1 job, 4 interns, $ 57,648

Convergys Customer Mgmt. Group, Las Cruces – Convergys Customer Care Management Group Inc. provides customer care solutions on behalf of its clients. Currently Convergys has 150 operations and 125,000 employees providing customer support in 47 different languages worldwide. 200 jobs, $181,250

Cable ONE, Rio Rancho – Cable ONE is a cable systems operator that serves over 700,000 customer in 29 states, with headquarters in Phoenix, AZ and over 40 local cable offices nationwide. Since the company’s inception in 1986, it has grown to be the 10thlargest traditional cable company offering its customers a wide range of video, high-speed internet and phone services. 8 jobs, $ 26,805

Boese Brothers Brewing, LLC, Albuquerque – Boese Brothers Brewing, LLC is a start-up microbrewery producing four flagship beers, recipe’s they have been perfecting for two years: Scottish Ale, English Brown Porter, Belgian White Ale, and an American Extra Pale Ale. 1 job, $ 7,300

Project Performance Company, Albuquerque – Project Performance Company a privately held company to support the Department of Energy. The company’s 75 employees are organized into three divisions: Technology Solutions and Services; National Security Solutions; and, Energy, Environment and Strategic Solutions. 37 jobs, $529,277

RiskSense, Albuquerque – RiskSence (formerly CAaNES) is an innovative provider of computational intelligent security solutions that protect organizations from advanced threats, lateral insider attacks, rapid malware variants, persistent malware, and deliver resilient security posture. 30 jobs, $583,910

Silver Dollar Racing and Shaving, Maxwell – Silver Dollar Racing and Shaving has been in business in Maxwell, New Mexico since 1993 and works with both public and private entities to create valueadded products from small diameter trees from Forest Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) projects in both North Eastern New Mexico and South Eastern Colorado. 4 jobs, $48,744

Vertterre Corporation, Albuquerque – Vertterre Corporation, (Vertterre) is an electrical and mechanical engineering firm focused on renewable energy. Vertterre has designed, developed and implemented electrical and thermal energy systems based on bio-derived waste, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, biomass and steam both domestically and internationally. This experience has led to the development of 7 patents relating to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies. 6 jobs, $84,260

Aviata, Albuquerque – Aviata, formerly Leader Technologies, is a technology-enabled CXM (customer experience management) company with an innovative approach to extraordinary customer engagements. 5 jobs, $ 114,678

Jaguar Precision Machine, LLC, Albuquerque – Jaguar Precision Machine, founded in 1990, is a veteran owned company specializing in manufacturing of highly complex parts for defense, aerospace, medical and oil and gas customers. 8 jobs, $91,705

Flagship Food Group, Albuquerque – Flagship Food Group is a global, diversified consumer food manufacturer. Today, the company features ten different brands in over 30,000 retail grocery, club, mass merchant and dollar outlets throughout the U.S. Flagship sells a wide range of food products, both branded and private label, ranging from frozen entrees & appetizers to ready meals to sauces & salsas to fruits & vegetables. 109 jobs, $201,482

S&P Data New Mexico LLC, Rio Rancho – S&P Data LLC employs provides inbound outsourcing sales and service solutions for Fortune 500® companies such as American Express, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and UPS. Current projects include contact center solutions in telecom and cable, financial services, and energy markets. 2 requests – 113 jobs, $289,643 and 10 jobs $124,523

The Job Training Incentive Program reimburses qualified economic-based companies for a portion of training costs associated with job creation. The program provides for classroom or on-the-job training, reimbursing an expanding or relocating business for up to 75 percent of a trainee’s wages for as long as six months. The amount of the award depends on the number and complexity of jobs, the wages paid, and the business location.

To qualify, new or expanding companies must either create a product in New Mexico, or provide a non-retail service with 50 percent of the company’s costumer or revenue base outside of the state. The eligible jobs must be full-time and year-round. The trainee must be a new hire to the company and have been a New Mexico resident for at least one year at any time prior to being hired. For more information on JTIP, visit

Contact: Angela Heisel (505) 629-5148

Read the original Press release here.