Business feature: Quality Liquid Feeds joining industrial park

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Quality Liquid Feeds, which sells 750,000 tons of molasses-based liquid feed for dairy and feedlot animals annually, plans to open a production plant Nov. 1 in Clovis. Kevin Wilson A second tenant is in the process of calling the Clovis Industrial Park home. Dodgeville, Wisc.-based Quality Liquid Feeds plans to […]

Industrial park seeking tenants

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Renewable Energy Group, which has a biodiesel plant, is the lone tenant in Clovis’ industrial park. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation officials said a bad economy has been a factor in the vacancy of the 25-lot park. Kevin Wilson Hundreds of acres to pick from. Railroad and utility access available. It’s […]

Press release: Biogas plant to create 73 jobs

Clovis Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) is proud to announce that PolyGen Energy, LLC, a New Jersey based biogas energy corporation, will build a $22 million facility in Curry County. CIDC and the New Mexico Economic Development Department have been working with PolyGen Energy LLC and Gibbs Energy, LLC since 2006. The company will initially construct […]

Chamber hosting listening session

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will host Lt. Gov. Elect John Sanchez for a Thursday listening session about job creation and small business growth. The session is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. in the board room of the chamber of commerce, 105 E. Grand. Information: 763-3435.

Press Release: CCC’s McUne earns national award

Delane McUne, Industrial Technology Director at Clovis Community College, is one of six faculty members to receive the Outstanding Faculty of Industrial Technology Award from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) during the ATMAE 2009 Conference awards banquet on November 13, in Louisville, Kentucky.

State road workers killed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A 39-year-old Roswell man with the Department of Transportation was killed Thursday afternoon while doing road work northwest of St. Vrain. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Roswell man with the state Department of Transportation died Thursday northwest of St. Vrain when he was run over by a piece of heavy machinery. […]

Bonds approved for cheese plant expansion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners had no problem issuing bonds for Southwest Cheese, voting 7-0 without discussion to allow the sale of up to $100 million in industrial revenue bonds over a 20-year period. But a matter of 0.1 percent became a mild sticking point at Thursday’s meeting. The commission approved […]

Mondragon recognized for economic development

CNJ staff The New Mexico Industrial Development Executives have awarded Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon the 2008 Dallan Sanders Award for excellence in economic development. The award, given in honor of Dallan Sanders of Portales, recognizes a person with a direct connection to rural economic development in New Mexico. Mondragon, director of economic development and government relations […]

Clovis receives $1 million for industrial park improvements

City receives grant for rail spur

CNJ Staff The city will receive a $1 million federal grant today to construct a rail spur for the industrial park, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. will deliver the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration grant during a ceremony. Rail access for the city’s […]

Industrial park infrastructure nears completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Albino Aragon of K. Barnett Construction operates a grader down the road being constructed at the Clovis Industrial Park site south of Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Infrastructure work on the 240-acre Clovis Industrial Park located in south Clovis is nearly complete, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. […]

CCC to implement new technology courses

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College will offer industrial technology courses starting in the fall, according to CCC President John Neibling. The CCC Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday the purchase of more than $500,000 of equipment for an industrial technology program, which offers courses in mechanical and electric maintenance. Neibling said […]

Biodiesel plant construction gets OK

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer American Renewable Fuels can begin construction of its Clovis biodiesel plant after City Commissioners voted to work with the company. Commissioners approved an agreement that would give the company 25 acres of land at the Industrial Park and a 15-year tax exemption. The Australian company will begin construction in […]

Biodiesel agreement up for Commission vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission will vote today whether to approve an agreement with Australian company to build a biodiesel facility at the Clovis Industrial Park. The agreement would provide American Rewewable Fuels 25 acres of city-owned land to build an $80 million facility in the northern corner of the […]

Sept. 1, 1975

The first animals to show up at the Curry County Fairgrounds were those in the dairy herd of Friona’s Dale Hart. … The Sea Food Shop, at 1005 W. Seventh St., was under the new management of Sam and Sheryl Eldridge. … The Clovis-area office for the Corporation in Action for Minority Business and Industrial […]

Business Feature: Biodiesel plant taking shape

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Job site superintendent Doug Noguez, left, of Agate Construction and Kevin Rubright, construction manager for ARES Corp., oversee work on the Clovis Biodiesel plant. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor In what was once a winter wheat field sits clusters of stainless and carbon steel tanks. The 14 tanks are […]

Commission OKs industrial park design

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the design Tuesday for the Clovis Industrial Park, which will be constructed in the county. Plans are already under way for two biodiesel plants in the 237-acre park, and it could include a business incubator, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. […]

Secretary setting sights on rural areas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Fred Mondragon, left, is briefed Wednesday morning by ENMR-Plateau Chief Executive Officer Tom Phelps about operations in this region. Mondragon spoke Wednesday to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bringing business to rural cities is the goal of the New Mexico […]

Domenici endorses grant for Clovis Industrial Park

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Thursday he has endorsed an application for $1.5 million in federal economic development grant funding for infrastructure needed at the Clovis Industrial Park, according to a news release from his office. Domenici has written Pedro Garza, regional director for the Economic Development Administration, endorsing the Clovis application […]

Commission going after Prince Street construction funds

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Prince Street reconstruction and the Clovis Industrial Park were at the top of the Clovis City Commission’s agenda Thursday. Commissioners agreed to apply for $1.755 million to the Local Government Transportation Fund (GRIP2) to reconstruct Prince Street between 21st Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard. The grant requires $945,000 in […]