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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.

Molzen Corbin Enjoys an Outstanding Night of Awards at the 2017 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala
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 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (April 7, 2017) – Molzen Corbin won three 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New Mexico Chapter.  These awards recognize not only the project's technical innovation and complexity, but also their benefits to the community as well as to the engineering profession overall. They are:

  • I-25/NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) Diverging Diamond Interchange awarded with NMDOT (The Large Firm Award) - In 2011, the NMDOT asked Molzen Corbin to re-evaluate and update an earlier corridor study of the I-25/Cerrillos Road Interchange completed by another firm. Molzen Corbin was contracted to evaluate the condition of the existing Interchange located in Santa Fe. We were then given the approval to design the new Diverging Diamond Interchange replacing the existing interchange, and upgrading NM 14 beneath I-25 from Rancho Viejo Boulevard to Beckner Road. Molzen Corbin also took the lead in conducting a statewide, multi-level public information effort to educate the traveling public on the new roadway configuration.
  • Effluent Reuse System Preliminary Engineering Report awarded with the City of Hobbs (Studies, Research and Consulting Category) - Molzen Corbin was selected by the City of Hobbs to prepare the Effluent Reuse System PER. We provided specialized consulting services to identify, evaluate, and make recommendations to the City regarding future uses, disposal alternatives, storage options, and conveyance of treated effluent from the wastewater reclamation facility.
  • NM 47 Roadway and Drainage Improvements awarded with NMDOT (Water and Storm Water Category) - Molzen Corbin was the lead design consultant that managed the design of the project, provided civil/transportation and drainage engineering analysis and design, spearheaded an intense public outreach effort to gain support for use of an innovative and sustainable drainage design, and brought the project to completion on time and under budget. This project, designed to NMDOT criteria, encompassed reconstruction of two miles of existing rural section with bar-ditches to an improved five-lane urban section. Molzen Corbin’s drainage engineers first developed the concept of using Pervious Concrete Pavement on this project after listening to the public’s concerns.
Molzen Corbin Announces New Officers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (September 16, 2016) – Molzen Corbin, a nationally ranked multidiscipline engineering and architectural firm, announces the appointment of Kevin W. Eades, PE, and Jerry B. Paz, PE, as executive vice presidents; and Clayton H. Ten Eyck, MS, PE; Daniel Gonzales, PE; Kent S. Freier, PE, CFM; and Wyatt D. Kartchner, PE, as new corporate vice presidents.

“We are very proud of this team of hard working, dedicated professionals who are extremely deserving of this appointment”, stated Adelmo “Del” Archuleta, PE, president and owner of Molzen Corbin. “Their long tenure with the company, their strong work ethic, and contributions to our organization as well as to the communities they serve, are the basis of our ability to maintain lasting productive relationships with our clients for over 56 years.” 

Executive Vice Presidents: The executive vice presidents will oversee the company’s technical departments and help formulate corporate policy and strategic planning:

Eades was raised in northwestern New Mexico and attended NMSU, where he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering. His career with Molzen Corbin began in 1994 and he was appointed a vice president in 2002. Today he leads the Civil Engineering Group overseeing numerous projects, and serves as technical services manager for the majority of the firm’s on-call municipal clients, responsible for coordinating all future projects, master plans, and construction as they relate to each individual community’s short and long-term needs and vision.
Paz, a native of Las Cruces, has been with Molzen Corbin for over 32 years and was appointed a vice president in 2000. He serves as the firm’s Las Cruces office branch manager having managed millions of dollars worth of infrastructure improvements over his career with an emphasis on large regional water, wastewater, and transportation system design and improvements. Also an NMSU graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Paz is currently the Region 6 Governor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Vice Presidents: The vice presidents will advise the board of directors in planning efforts:

Ten Eyck launched his career at Molzen Corbin in 2009 and has been leading the firm’s highly reputed Water Resources Group. A graduate of Northern Arizona University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Ten Eyck went on to receive an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. Under his leadership and oversight, Molzen Corbin has produced several innovative, state-of-the-art water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems in New Mexico, garnering state and national engineering awards and recognition. He is active in the Water Environment Federation and Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.

A lifelong resident of Los Lunas, Gonzales received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology at NMSU. Joining  Molzen Corbin in 2006, Gonzales quickly paved the way for the electrical department to expand and introduce new technology–based capabilities into its scope of services. Today, he leads his specialized team in designing electrical engineering solutions for diverse applications from power, instrumentation and controls, and renewable energy, to street lighting, and parks and recreation facilities.
Born and raised in Artesia, and currently a 21-year resident of Los Lunas, Freier opted to pursue his higher education at Texas Tech University, where he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering. This native New Mexican then decided to return to his roots, and began his career with Molzen Corbin 38 years ago. His contributions in consulting engineering to communities and airports throughout the state are innumerable, and include innovative applications of new and existing techniques in the areas of hydrology, transportation, and aviation engineering.
Kartchner hails from the southwestern part of New Mexico, attending NMSU where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Option). Deciding to remain in Las Cruces where he has now lived for 13-years, he joined Molzen Corbin’s Las Cruces office in 2008. Kartchner quickly grew within the organization to lead a number of challenging design projects addressing drainage, hydrology, transportation, wastewater, and water system issues throughout southern New Mexico.

As a leading full-service consulting engineering and architecture firm, Molzen Corbin has a rich 56-year legacy of providing professional services, including civil, transportation, airport, water resources, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and architecture, landscape architecture planning and design services in the Southwest. Molzen Corbin’s professional engineering/architecture portfolio includes numerous high-profile national, state, and local award-winning projects.