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Molzen Corbin Continues Legacy of Community Involvement
President and Owner Del Archuleta

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 23, 2017) – The leaders of Molzen Corbin have established a rich legacy of community involvement and continue to play an active role serving the state of New Mexico. President and Owner Del Archuleta has championed the company’s core values by actively serving on numerous boards, striving to improve our State, utilizing his engineering experience while serving as an advocate for educational reform.

Archuleta has recently been appointed to serve on the board of the New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC). This community-based board is comprised of six local leaders who will oversee the quality of service provided to NMGC customers. The NMGC is a subsidiary of Emera, Inc., an energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. “It is an honor and privilege to have been selected to serve on the NMGC Board,” states Archuleta. “Molzen Corbin is a home-grown organization, serving the public throughout New Mexico for over fifty seven years and we believe it is our responsibility to actively give back to our community.”

Archuleta has an extensive legacy of public service to our State, serving on a multitude of public and private boards such as the Public Service Company of New Mexico, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Chairman of the State Board of Education, three-time Chair of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, and the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, his alma mater. He is currently serving on the boards of the New Mexico State Board of Finance, New Mexico Mutual, and the Bank of Albuquerque.

2017 Double Eagle Aviation Adventure a Success
L-R: Jessica Rivas, Jay Ashbacher, Jane Lucero, and Kent Freier

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (June 12, 2017) – The Double Eagle Aviation Adventure (DEAA) is an annual summer camp for teens to learn about aviation and career opportunities in engineering.  For a week, they get to be pilots and learn about wind, instruments, density altitude and other aspects of flying.  It is also an effort to engage our youth, not only to get them interested in flying, but to encourage careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Each year, Molzen Corbin sends two of our Engineer Interns, and one of our “veteran” engineers with Jane Lucero from NMDOT Aviation, to make a presentation about New Mexico’s airports.  Our presentation illustrates to these teens that the career possibilities are endless.  We attempt to show them what a real life engineer does on a daily basis, not just in airports, but in all aspects of engineering, and how engineers make a difference in the world.

Electrical engineer, Jessica Rivas, along with civil engineers, Jay Ashbacher and Kent Freier have participated in this camp for many years.  Molzen Corbin is committed to our youth and their future and we strive to share our knowledge at youth events, such as the DEAA, to encourage our teens to stay involved in STEM and to learn that the sky’s the limit!

Molzen Corbin Proud that Partnership with Lea County Has Been Recognized by the NM Airport Managers Association
L-R: Steve Summers, Corey Needham, and Bob Hudson

RUIDOSO, NM (May 11, 2017) - Lea County Regional Airport was recently honored with the “Most Improved Airport” award by the New Mexico Airport Managers Association. The City of Hobbs and Lea County have committed to enhancing their local economic development district by offering commercial service from Hobbs to Houston. Their commitment to “Fly Hobbs” has resulted in up to 18,000 annual enplanements.

The Airport has also invested in several projects to improve safety and efficiency. A new high game fence around the perimeter of the airport was constructed in late 2016, along with the reconstruction of Runway 12-30, the primary crosswind runway. Both projects were funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. Lea County has also utilized local funds to build a new ARFF building and commissioned a preliminary study and programming documents to expand the existing airport terminal from a 9,000 sf terminal building to a 30,000 sf facility. This project will allow for future expansion to handle some 30,000 enplanements.

Congratulations to the Lea County Regional Airport, represented by Corey Needham, for their service and dedication to aviation excellence! With local government support and a commitment to enhancing infrastructure, Lea County clearly shows their understanding of how airport business positively impacts the local economy.

The Lea County Airport Systems also includes the Jal Municipal Airport (last year’s recipient of the “Most Improved Airport” award) and the Zip Franklin Memorial Airport in Lovington.