(The Center Square) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Calgon Carbon Corporation executives announced this week that the company will expand its operations to New Mexico.
Calgon made an asset purchase of its new Bloomfield location. The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) finalized an agreement with the company. Calgon acquired two existing businesses in New Mexico and plans to retain all 42 of its current workers. It also plans to hire nine new workers this year and seven more over the next several years.
Calgon is the world’s largest granular activated carbon manufacturer. The material can be “processed into a highly porous material with an enormous surface area, capable of absorbing a wide range of contaminants, including PFAS,” according to the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Customers use the activated carbon to remove impurities from air and water. It is used to purify drinking water, to treat industrial