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New Runway Opens in Belen

BELEN, NM (November 20, 2015) – Local and state officials joined to celebrate the new crosswind runway at the Belen Alexander Municipal Airport.  The ribbon cutting event was announced by Mayor Jerah Cordova in an effort to improve safety and efficiency on the existing runway, as well as enhance economic development for the entire community.  Mayor Cordova highlighted the positive economic impacts from investment in infrastructure.  “We have had interest from aviation related businesses, everything from cargo to basic transport, shuttling people back and forth.”  The runway will expand airport service by accommodating larger aircraft. In fact, City leaders are also working with the U.S. Air Force to generate future training opportunities for military missions.  The addition of this runway enhances Belen’s multi-modal transportation leadership position that includes a major rail facility and interstate highway access.

The $5.5 million construction project was completed early and was funded by the City of Belen and the New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division.  For local news coverage of the ribbon cutting event, please visit KRQE at www.krqe.com/belen.

For over half a century, Molzen Corbin has partnered with communities across the State to develop and fund airport projects that fuel economic growth, support tourism and protect public safety. Our experience ranges from small general aviation airports like Jal Airport to large commercial hubs like the Albuquerque Sunport, as well as the runway at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport.  

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The Hub City Celebrates a New Eagle Water Tank

BELEN, NM (August 6, 2015) – The City of Belen gathered to celebrate a huge milestone this week, as the replacement of the historic Eagle Water Tank has been completed.  The tank provides critical water storage for the City of Belen in that it serves the day to day sustenance of the residents, local businesses and the school system while it also provides fire protection.  From a technical standpoint, after decades of service, the tank was deemed unsafe and in need of replacement due to corrosion of the steel walls.  The new tank has the capacity to hold 750,000 gallons of water. 

The City is very proud of the fact they were able to construct the facility utilizing City funding.  Local officials, including Representative Alonzo Baldonado, highlighted the importance of investing in infrastructure to enhance public safety and expand the City’s economic development opportunities.  Molzen Corbin designed the tank keeping the long-range water infrastructure plans in mind.  As a visible landmark, the new Eagle Water Tank, located west of Interstate 25, is a matter of community pride as it proudly displays the iconic Eagle logo. 

 
   

We proudly provide innovative engineering and architectural solutions that guide New Mexico’s municipalities through growth and change.  We’re honored to serve the City of Belen, Molzen Corbin’s first client, and continue to develop relationships and design infrastructure to protect and purify New Mexico’s most precious resource.

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Officials Break Ground on New Runway in Belen

BELEN, NM (July 27, 2015) – The Belen Alexander Municipal Airport will soon have a new crosswind runway designed by Molzen Corbin.  The runway will provide a crosswind landing option when winds exist from directions that make operations on the existing runway marginal, improving safety for aircraft operations.  The runway will expand airport service by accommodating additional classes of aircraft such as small business jets and turbo-prop aircraft.  In addition to supporting larger and faster aircraft, the additional runway is expected to generate training opportunities for military missions with Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB). 

Local, state, and KAFB representatives attended the groundbreaking ceremony.  The $5 million construction project, supported by state and local funding, is estimated to take four months to complete, and will provide an economic boost for Valencia County.  For local news coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony, visit KOB TV.

 
 

For over half a century, Molzen Corbin has partnered with communities across the State to develop and fund airport projects that fuel economic growth, support tourism and protect public safety. Our experience ranges from small general aviation airports like Belen Alexander to the runway at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport.

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