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Molzen Corbin Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Mesilla, New Mexico at Gazebo Ribbon Cutting
Photo by Steve MacIntyre for the Las Cruces Sun-News

MESILLA, NM (May 3, 2014) - The town of Mesilla, NM celebrated Cinco de Mayo in style this past weekend, and here at Molzen Corbin we feel fortunate to have been a part of the festivities.

We truly enjoyed seeing Sal Hernandez and his Mariachi Alma de Jalisco christen the refurbished bandstand – aka the kiosko – in Mesilla Plaza, knowing that our very own Architecture Department designed the recently completed and historically accurate restoration for the notable gazebo, originally built in 1932. 

Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza announced at Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony, "It's a much safer and sounder structure, while maintaining the original form." 

Congratulations, Mesilla! And mil gracias for once again allowing Molzen Corbin to be part of your community’s family. 

Thanks, too, to ESA Construction, the terrific contractors who made it all happen. 

Want to see more? Check out the great story, video and photos in the Las Cruces Sun-News. 


Molzen Corbin Founder Honored
Dayton Molzen Honored by the New Mexico State Aviation Division

RUIDOSO, NM (September, 2013) - Dayton F. Molzen, PE, who founded Molzen Corbin in 1960, recently was presented with the time-honored “Bob White Bowl” awarded by the New Mexico State Aviation Division during the State’s annual aviation conference held in September.

Awarded each year to a person who has made significant and lasting contributions to promoting aviation in New Mexico, Mr. Molzen was selected for his leadership and engineering work developing many of the General Aviation airports throughout the State, working with local communities, the State Aviation Division, and the FAA to develop airports and undertake airfield improvements.

He worked with the City of Albuquerque on the Sunport dating back to 1964 providing airport engineering services on the first non-military airfield improvements to the Sunport after the City took over ownership of the airfield from the Air Force. Additional relevant airport work includes the land acquisition and layout of the Angel Fire Airport with Colfax County and the Angel Fire Corporation. Mr. Molzen’s resume also lists work with Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, Deming, Carlsbad, Moriarty, Clayton, KAFB, and Grant County airports in New Mexico. Today, the legacy established by him continues to thrive as Molzen Corbin maintains a very active and strong planning and engineering presence within the aviation/airport communities spanning the State.

Maintaining a lifelong passion for aviation, Mr. Molzen served in the USAF and was stationed at Kirtland AFB training P-51 pilots during the Korean War. He continued his love of flying as a private pilot and owned several aircraft including a Cessna 210 and a supercharged 310. 

(pictured l-r: Dayton Molzen; Steve Summers, NM State Aviation Division)


Major Southern NM Interchange Now Open

LAS CRUCES, NM (April 23, 2013) – A new and improved I-10/I-25 interchange in Las Cruces is officially open, marking the completion of the third project/phase in the series of I-10 Corridor Improvements designed by Molzen Corbin for the NMDOT.

 I-10 is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States, stretching from California to Florida. I-25 is a north-south interstate that begins at the I-10/I-25 interchange in Las Cruces and continues north to Wyoming. The purpose of the project was to improve this interchange to facilitate regional traffic movements and to improve safety, adding new ramps to accommodate safer travel speeds and integrating acceleration and deceleration capabilities at on-/off- ramps. Also included was a complete reconstruction and upgrade of other failing roadway & bridge components within the interchange.

Molzen Corbin designed and managed the huge project which involved 60+ technical design professionals within a team of six companies. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.