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EMI Technologies helps protect the equipment that protects lives By Adriana M. Chรกvez

rowing up on a farm in La Union, N.M., Joe Alvarez dreamed of earning a degree in physics from New Mexico State University to become an astronomer and escape all the dirty jobs he had to do. Little did he know that 20 years later, the multi-million-dollar company he and his wife built from humble beginnings would provide first-class mobile missile tracking and missile support equipment to protect the lives of troops in the field during both Gulf Wars. Alvarez and his wife, Brenda, own EMI Technologies, a Las Cruces-based company that has had a global impact, specializing in the engineering and fabrication of customized mobile shelters used by the U.S. military. Although the impact of EMI is felt across the globe, the two have maintained a strong commitment to providing jobs for the Las Cruces community that contribute to the vitality of the local economy. The company currently has contracts with the U.S. military, L3, Lockheed and Raytheon, among other agencies.

10 Panorama | New Mexico State University | Spring 2016


Joe and Brenda Alvarez own EMI Technologies, a Las Cruces-based engineering and fabrication company with a global impact.

Panorama - Spring 2016  

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