July 29, 2008 Business Digest

Alltech waiting on permits to build Clovis facility

An international animal food supplement producer is waiting on state permits to begin construction of its Clovis facility, according to spokeswoman Laura Hadley.

Officials announced in August 2007 plans to build a Clovis site in the fall. Hadley said the permitting process has delayed the project.

Alltech plans to build a facility on 240 acres site east Clovis previously used as an ethanol plant.

She said the company has hired a contractor.

The facility will create 10 to 15 jobs, according to officials.

The plant will manufacture animal supplements designed to increase a cow’s milk production and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, according to officials.

Candidate forum scheduled in Clovis

U.S. Senatorial candidates Steve Pearce and Tom Udall have been invited to a candidate forum Aug. 6 at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a Clovis Chamber of Commerce press release.

The forum will start at 5 p.m.

Candidates in the 3rd Congressional District in New Mexico have also been invited to participate, according to the release.

The Association of Commerce and Industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the forum, with others planned in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe.

Clovis MainStreet receives organization award

Clovis MainStreet received the 2008 New Mexico MainStreet award for excellence in public relations, according to a press release from New Mexico Economic Development Department.

The awards were presented Saturday in Raton, according to the release.

Clovis MainStreet Board Member John Sharp also received a community award for his contributions to the organization, according to the release.

New Mexico MainStreet is a state program designed to help revitalize historic commercial districts.