Cheese plant to be 10th in employee numbers

Soutwest Chees hard hats await major participants int he groundbreaking cermony for the new cheese plant Friday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Glen Seeber.

CNJ STAFF

When the Southwest Cheese Plant gets into full production, with an employment of 220, it will rank at 10th place among Clovis’ major employers.
The top employer is Cannon Air Force Base and its combat fighter wing military personnel, totaling 3,281, according to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.
Second, with 1,050 employees, is the Clovis School system.
Civilian personnel at Cannon Air Force Base have the third-place ranking among employee groups, with 900.
Plains Regional Medical Center’s 590 employees, followed by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad’s 525 employees, has them in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The Wal-Mart Supercenter’s 412 employees, 368 federal employees, 360 City of Clovis employees, and 300 Eastern New Mexico Rehabilitation Service employees occupy sixth through ninth places.
According to the chamber’s figures, as of December 2003, the 10th place ranking of major employers is a tie between the State of New Mexico and ENMR with 215 employees each.
Rounding out the top employers with 200 or more employees is Allsups, with 200, according to the chamber’s figures.