ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque firm landed a cope with NASA value greater than $100 million. They’ll be working with the lab that simply despatched a rover to Mars.
Fiore Industries handles all the pieces from testing and analysis to cybersecurity. Now, they’re taking that have to NASA.
“They match our tradition very well,” mentioned Invoice Miera, CEO and President of Fiore Industries. “They’re team-oriented, family-oriented, we actually companion with them.”
The Albuquerque-based engineering agency simply landed a $130 million contract with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It’s the identical lab that simply helped ship a rover on its path to Mars.
“We’ve been constructing our capability for a number of years,” mentioned Miera. “To me, it simply suits completely in New Mexico as a result of New Mexico has been part of house, because the very starting.”
Miera says the agency affords a variety of providers to locations like Spaceport America, nationwide laboratories and the Division of Protection. Nevertheless, their subsequent mission with NASA is to guard among the greatest tasks popping out of Southern California.
“The contract is particularly for protecting providers,” mentioned Miera. “Meaning we’ll be supplying firefighters, emergency folks, guards, issues like that.”
Miera says it additionally means extra high-paying jobs are seemingly coming to Albuquerque. With the agency primarily based right here, he says the cash that comes into New Mexico by means of contracts like this one, stays within the state.
“We do all of the assist providers out of Albuquerque and all the cash that is available in, it stays right here,” mentioned Miera. “There’s a multiplier impact when you’ve a contract and also you spend domestically they usually spend and also you order provides right here they usually order domestically.”
Regardless of delays due to COVID-19, Fiore Industries is about to take over the lab beginning in October. Fiore can be contracted with Spaceport America in Southern New Mexico. There, they’re doing all the pieces from safety and IT to facility operations and engineering. They are saying these contracts are a testomony to New Mexico’s place within the aerospace trade.