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 […]