New Mexico

The state with the highest percentage of high-hazard dams in the country — New Mexico — was recently awarded $100 million to help fix these troublesome barriers. The plan was approved last month amid an urgent call to upgrade facilities over fears of the loss of life in the event of a dam failure.

 Stellar Industries announced the addition of Curry Supply in Gilbert, Ariz., to its growing distribution network. Curry Supply has grown into a coast-to-coast operation with locations in Pennsylvania, Texas and now Arizona. Stellar is proud to partner with Curry Supply as they continue to grow as a leading truck equipment distributor in the United States, the company said.

Deutz Corporation announced two recent changes to its North American distributor network. Hamilton Engine of Portland, Ore., has been acquired by Palmer Johnson Power Systems of Sun Prairie, Wisc. The new company, now known as Hamilton Engine, a Palmer Johnson Company, will now cover not just the state of Oregon, but also the western half of Washington and Alaska.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) The construction industry is booming in New Mexico and economic development officials in the southeast corner of the state are expecting even more from the industry in 2020. The Associated General Contractors of America reports the state was ranked No.

More than 8,300 bidders participated online and in person Dec. 10 to 11, 2019, at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas. With bidders from 62 countries, approximately 56 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, China, and Egypt.

After a journey of more than 2,000 miles from New Mexico, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony Dec. 4, on the Capitol's West Lawn. The tree was harvested Nov. 6 in New Mexico's Carson National Forest and transported to Washington, D.C., with a Kenworth W990 operated by Wilbanks Trucking Services in Artesia, New Mexico.

The 55th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — a 60-ft. Blue Spruce from New Mexico's Carson National Forest — has started its way to Washington, D.C., following its Nov. 6 harvesting near Red River, N.M. The Carson National Forest Service nominated 12 trees as candidates for the special honor, with representatives from the Architect of the Capitol selecting the 2019 U.S.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal.

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) Officials in southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport. The Hobbs News-Sun reported Lea County commissioners voted the week of Aug. 20, to seek a construction contractor to start expansion at the Lea County Regional Airport.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) An economic boom in southeast New Mexico has been attributed to skyrocketing oil production. The Albuquerque Journal reported on Aug. 16 that New Mexico's revenue exceeded projected levels allowing lawmakers to authorize a $663-million spending increase for the budget year that started in July.

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries, through its Doggett Truck Group, has acquired privately-held Truck Enterprises Inc. Truck Enterprises was founded in 1980 and is an authorized Western Star, Detroit Diesel and extreme heavy-duty trailer dealer located in El Paso, Texas.