Industrial park helped pull in plant

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis officials knew if they built the Clovis Industrial Park, businesses would come. The city’s nabbing of an $80 million biodiesel plant proves it, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. He said the park is a major reason Clovis beat out four other New Mexico […]

Governor to announce Clovis biodiesel plant

By CNJ staff Another biodiesel plant is coming to Clovis, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to make the announcement at 2 p.m. today in Albuquerque, according to a media advisory from his office. It would be the second multi-million-dollar biodiesel plant to be […]

Plant aims to get fat on fuel production

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Another multimillion-dollar renewable fuel company is poised to settle in Clovis. An $80 million facility that would turn animal by-products into fuel is likely to become the second tenant of the Clovis Industrial Park, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. officials announced Thursday. CIDC Executive Director Chase Gentry said he is […]

Biodiesel plant gets OK

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Clovis City Commission approved an agreement at Thursday’s meeting with ARES Corp. for construction of a $17.5 million bio-diesel plant at the Clovis Industrial Park. The deal includes the donation of 10 acres of land at the industrial park valued at about $100,000 and construction of water and […]

Industrial skills viewed as area need

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer • Clovis Schools researching feasibility of vocational school. Updates from local officials were given Monday during a city and county luncheon held at the Clovis Civic Center. Future goals and recent events associated with Clovis Schools, Clovis Community College, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and […]

Clovis lands $16 million biodiesel plant

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News editor Clovis city commissioners gave the green light Thursday for a $16 million biodiesel plant to be constructed at the city’s industrial park. Commissioners approved their intent to issue industrial revenue bonds up to $15.3 million in connection with the proposed plant to be developed by ARES Corp. of Burlingame, […]

County approves road improvements

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve an engineering plan for work on County Road K, commonly known as the Swift Plant road, south of the city — a route that may to become increasingly important to the success of the city of Clovis’ planned industrial park. The county plans include […]

Connecticut company moving to Clovis

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A small Connecticut company has packed up and moved southwest to call Clovis home, according to the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. The Murk Brush Co. is a family-owned business that manufactures standard, made-to-order and custom-engineered brushes for industrial, commercial and trade applications. It specializes in designing brushes for new […]

Commission approves civic center management

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission unanimously approved Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum as the management group for the Clovis Civic Center. Located on the east edge of Clovis, the center is expected to begin operations by mid-January. Dean Dennis, a vice president with Global Spectrum, introduced commissioners to Neil McMullin, who Dennis said […]

City Commission lauds local pastor

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A picture of Herbert Bergstrom and a thank you from the city of Clovis is projected on a screen as Mayor David Lansford reads from a proclamation Thursday at the city commission meeting naming today, “Dr. Herbert Bergstrom Day.” CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King The City Commission honored Herbert Bergstrom, a pastor who […]

Plant wants water with its cheese

By Jack King While the Clovis City Commission approved a memorandum of understanding with Southwest Cheese Co., the company is still in discussions over water rights and water services with the state of New Mexico and New Mexico American Water Co., city officials said Monday. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., […]

City to consider industrial proposal

By Jack King Clovis’ city commission will consider a proposal to issue $250 million in industrial development bonds to defray the cost of Southwest Cheese Co. moving to Curry County. The bonds will be paid off by the company, through revenues from the project, and not by the city, according to commission documents. The commission […]

Business Briefs 11/4

Businesses training may get money back New or expanding companies that need to train employees to produce a product may be eligible for reimbursement of part of their training cost under the state Economic Development Department’s Industrial Development Training Program, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. In rural New Mexico, […]