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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.

Top Engineering Awards in 2013

Molzen Corbin and the Pueblo of Sandia were awarded an Engineering Excellence 2013 Award by the NM Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for the Pueblo's MBR Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The "state-of-the-art" design was accomplished by the Molzen Corbin water resources team using a multistage biological nutrient removal (MBR) treatment process and the most technologically advanced equipment available on the market, while maximizing the use of existing structures to minimize construction costs. A unique project challenge was maintaining the old plant in service during construction of the new one.

The Pueblo wanted to serve as community leaders in protecting regional water resources in New Mexico by developing a new treatment facility that exceeded current USEPA effluent discharge limits. The resultant MBR facility surpassed the Pueblo's goals for completing the innovative project.