SUNLAND PARK – Santa Teresa “will become a key inland port in the United States” when Union Pacific Railroad’s massive $500 million refueling and intermodal yard is completed there in five years, according to Zoe Richmond, UP’s director of public affairs for Arizona and New Mexico.
“Think of it as a chicken coop for trains,” Richmond said.
It will be a major refueling, crew change, switch yard and intermodal ramp for UP’s busy Sunset Corridor, from Los Angeles-Long Beach through to Chicago and across the nation.
LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric has appointed Robert Clay Doyle to serve as vice president of transmission and distribution. In that position, Doyle – who most recently has been vice president of New Mexico affairs – will oversee the transmission and distribution divisions, which include substations, transmission and distribution design, operations, construction and maintenance.
Doyle has been with El Paso Electric since 1992 and has served in various capacities including manager of the corporate projects office, project manager of corporate transition to competition, supervisor of distribution dispatch and distribution monitoring engineer. He earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University and is a registered professional engineer in New Mexico and holds certification as a project management professional. Doyle has been a fund raising team leader for the local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity, the Kiwanis Clubs of Las Cruces and the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. He also is an active participant with the Boy Scouts of America and serves on the board of the Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the Board of the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.
Chaparral, New Mexico – IECSA and Plastics, LLC, a distributor of plastics and recycled materials, will establish a warehousing and distribution operation in Chaparral, New Mexico. This eight-year-old company currently has distribution operations in Juarez, Mexico, and is also involved in environmental consulting. Its new operation in Chaparral will supply plastics and recycled material to the industrial base in El Paso, Texas and southern New Mexico. In the first phase, the company will construct a 15,000-square-foot industrial building on two acres, which will be staffed by 12 full-time employees. Continue reading “IECSA and Plastics, LLC Will Establish a Warehousing and Distribution Operation in Chaparral, New Mexico”
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez spoke Tuesday (April 4th) before signing three bills into law. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times)
With a stroke of a pen, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday started the wheels rolling for a proposed $400 million Union Pacific rail facility in Santa Teresa.
Martinez, appearing in a Santa Teresa warehouse filled with politicians and area business people, signed recently passed state legislation exempting Union Pacific from paying locomotive fuel tax so the railroad company will develop the new facility.
The locomotive fueling station and intermodal freight yard are expected to create 3,000 jobs during four years of construction and bring 600 permanent jobs, Union Pacific officials have said.
This bill passed both houses and is sitting on the governor’s desk waiting for her signature. Because this bill was endorsed by the governor during the session, it is a given that she will sign this. After signature, this bill will become law on July 1st. Continue reading “Legislative Recap”