Monthly Archives: April 2011

IECSA and Plastics, LLC Will Establish a Warehousing and Distribution Operation in Chaparral, New Mexico

L to R: Ignacio Huerta, Owner & CEO of IECSA & Plastics; Jon Barela, New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development Department

 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. 

NM Gov. Susana Martinez signs Union Pacific tax bill in Santa Teresa


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.