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Molzen Corbin Expands into El Paso Market

EL PASO, TX (June 29, 2016) – Molzen Corbin, a nationally ranked engineering/architecture firm, has opened offices in El Paso. As a leading full-service consulting engineering and architecture firm, Molzen Corbin has a rich legacy of providing professional services, including civil, transportation, airport, water resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, and architecture and landscape architecture planning and design services in the Southwest. 

Jerry Paz, P.E., Vice-President, will oversee the new office located in the El Paso Coronado Tower building, and will focus on serving the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso County, Fort Bliss, TxDOT, and the surrounding community. Paz has over 32 years of engineering experience managing over $300 million in infrastructure improvements with an emphasis on large regional water, wastewater, and transportation system design and improvements. Paz is currently the Region 6 Governor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“Molzen Corbin is very excited to enter the El Paso market and bring the same level of professional services and successful projects that our clients have grown to expect over the past 56 years”, stated Adelmo “Del” Archuleta, President and Owner. “Molzen Corbin has always been dedicated to becoming an active member of every community we serve, and we will contribute to the El Paso community through professional services coupled with integrated community involvement -- our success has historically been reflected in the continued relationships we develop with our clients.”  Del Archuleta is the brother of Edmund Archuleta, former President/CEO of El Paso Water Utilities and now a member the Molzen Corbin El Paso team. Humberto “Bert” Juarez, who has over 35 years of engineering experience in El Paso, is the newest member of the Molzen Corbin staff in El Paso. The firm is committed to growing its presence in the El Paso market and plans to hire local professionals with a focus on providing future job opportunities for recent college graduates, as project responsibilities and opportunities grow in the area.  

Molzen Corbin’s professional engineering/architecture portfolio includes numerous high-profile national, state, and local award-winning projects. More information about Molzen Corbin and its projects is available through our website at

2016 New Mexico Airport Managers Association Awards Announced

RUIDOSO, NM (May 12, 2016) – The annual New Mexico Aviation Conference was recently held in Ruidoso where FAA and State Aviation representatives, airport managers, along with aviation industry and pilot representatives gathered to attend training workshops and exhibits.  A series of workshops were held to update attendees on the latest in aviation grant funding, the New Mexico Statewide System Plan and changes in Federal and State requirements.  One of the highlights of the conference was the awards ceremony where the following entities received outstanding recognition:

  • Airport Manager of the Year: Bob Hudson, Moriarty Municipal Airport. Bob has worked tirelessly to promote the Moriarty airport.  During his tenure, the airport has added eight new hangars with two more hangers in development along with the construction of a new runway, perimeter fence, improvements to several taxiways, installation of new airfield lighting and repaving the entrance road.  In addition to the airport improvements, Bob has promoted the creation of an aviation commercial sector to the airport which now has a state-of-the-art 69,000 square foot facility that can support a large aviation related manufacturing operation.
  • Most Improved Airport: Lea County Jal Airport. Corey Needham has recently spearheaded multiple projects which include a rehabilitation of Runway 01-19 and aprons and taxiways, the construction of a new general aviation pilot’s lounge and restroom, a fabulous new airport entrance sign and the construction of a new fuel farm.
  •  Airshow/Event of the Year: Double Eagle Aviation Adventure. This unique summer camp caters to students, ages fourteen to seventeen years old, and allows them the opportunity to explore a future in aviation, inspired by career speakers including pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, engineers and other aviation experts.  Jay Ashbacher, with Molzen Corbin, volunteered as a presenter at this year’s camp and shared his experience in the engineering profession with over twenty four students.
  •  Airport of the Year: Belen Alexander Municipal Airport. The Belen airport recently completed the construction of a second runway which will improve safety and efficiency on the airfield by providing a much needed crosswind runway, as well as enhance economic development for the entire community. The runway will expand airport service by accommodating larger aircraft.  In addition to enhancing the safety of current operations at the airport, the construction of this runway may provide future partnerships between the U.S. Air Force and the City of Belen.

Molzen Corbin is honored to work with each of these airports and would like to congratulate all the recipients for their service and dedication to the aviation industry.

New Mexico Airport System Plan Update

LAS CRUCES, NM (February 16, 2016) – Aviation plays a crucial role in New Mexico by providing access to critical services such as air ambulance, firefighting, agricultural spraying, law enforcement, military and pilot training, air cargo services, business travel, and tourism.  As such, the New Mexico Airport System Plan (NMASP) is currently being updated to evaluate the economic impacts of aviation to our community, and develop a planning mechanism to evaluate and monitor future infrastructure needs.  The NMASP serves as a working blueprint for future airport planning.

In February, the NMASP committee members gathered for a final meeting to review and evaluate the goals and measurements of the report.  This committee consists of elected officials, FAA and state agency representatives, airport managers, along with aviation industry and pilot representatives.  The public was also invited to a Public Information Workshop to see, first-hand, the infrastructure investments that are being proposed at airports throughout the State.


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.