Representatives from the Crescent Crown Distributing will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new Mesa warehouse facility.The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 16th at 11 am at the site on Broadway Road between Alma School and Dobson Roads.Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and the city’s council members, along with other invited guests, are expected to attend.Tours will then be given, following the ceremony.The warehouse, which is 335,000 square feet, is the second new facility Crescent Crown has opened in the Valley. The warehouse, which is mainly a controlled temperature warehouse, also consists of office space and refrigerated space.The facility will be the corporate headquarters for Crescent Crown’s operations in Arizona and will service approximately 400 employees and over 60 sales and delivery routes.“Our business has evolved over the past eight years, thanks to the hard work, dedication and focus of our employees along with the support of our values customers here in the Greater Metro area. This new location recognizes our need to maximize operational efficiencies with a more modern facility to service our East Valley customers and provide our employees with the resources they need to sustain growth and drive productivity for the future,” says James R (Bubba) Moffett, Jr, President of Crescent Crown.“the Broadway site is the ideal strategic location for our delivery system in the East Valley much in the same way our facility in Surprise benefits us logistically in the West Valley. The location providers our sale and operations personnel efficient access,” added Moffett.The warehouse functions on a clean energy production system and will utilize a 600 kilowatt roof-mounted solar array, which provide 1 million kilowatt hours of solar-generated electricity every year. This will have a significant impact on the environment, as it will save 40.4 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide emissions over 25 years. This is equivalent to planting 470,000 trees, or taking over three thousand cars off the road.The warehouse will also utilize LED lighting, motion detectors for light switches, variable drive motors for the HVAC system and other ecologically advanced technologies.Learn more about Crescent Crown Distributing online.
Courtesy/NMDOTNMDOT News:Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction ProjectSanta Fe – New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five and Star Paving Company continue roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos.Starting Monday Aug. 19 – N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) will be CLOSED between DP Road and Central Avenue.The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary to facilitate the crossing of the following utilities:8” water line;10” sewer line;4” gas line;12” water line; andelectrical and communication conduits.Traffic will be detoured during this time.DETOURS FOR CLOSURE AUG. 19-31 Eastbound traffic will be detoured to 15th Street onto Central Avenue and back on N.M. 502. Local traffic only between 15th Street and DP Road; andWestbound traffic will continue to be detoured onto Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto Central Avenue. Detour signs will be in place to guide the traffic through the detours. The work is planned to be completed by Aug. 31; weather permitting. Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website, http://nmroads.com/. The NMDOT would like to thank mororists for their patience during this roadway improvement project.
Roger Federer returns to clay court tennis for the first time in three years at Madrid next week, admitting it feels like a journey into “no-man’s land”.The 37-year-old last tested his ability on European dirt at the Rome Masters in 2016, before opting to concentrate on the world’s hard surfaces and grass courts which have yielded the majority of his 101 titles.But with his career in its twilight, the Swiss has decided to re-enter a realm of tennis for so long dominated by rival Rafael Nadal — and Madrid seems the logical venue.Federer has won two of his 11 clay titles in the Spanish capital where the high altitude helps him negate the traditionally pedestrian pace of the dusty surface.“I’m very excited. It’s a good challenge, a good test. Confidence, I don’t know, it’s in no-man’s land. I have to start from scratch,” said Federer after winning his most recent title in Miami.His long-term aim this spring is Roland Garros where he was champion in 2009 and where he has been a four-time runner-up in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, losing on every occasion to Nadal.However, with 11-time French Open winner Nadal in something of a claycourt slump, having been deposed as Barcelona and Monte Carlo champion in recent weeks, Federer saw a glimmer of hope.That shaft of light brightened when world number one Novak Djokovic exited Monte Carlo in the quarter-finals.“Roger is still very hungry,” Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic told Sky Sports Italia.“And he has got used to playing on clay again pretty quickly.”Federer’s last clay title was in Istanbul in 2015, the same year which saw his last Roland Garros appearance end with a quarter-final exit at the hands of close friend Stan Wawrinka.Rome in 2016 witnessed the Swiss star’s most recent competitive outing on clay, a straight sets loss to Dominic Thiem in the third round seemingly convincing him that his dirt court career was done.“I’m not very confident going into this clay court season, I can tell you that — I don’t even remember how to slide anymore,” said Federer.“You know, I’m taking baby steps at this point. To be honest, I didn’t play one point — not one shot on clay last year. Two years ago I played two days.“Three years ago I played not feeling great in Monaco and Rome and all that. So it’s been so little that I really don’t know what to expect.”Despite his caution, his longtime rivals are wary of under-estimating the 20-time Grand Slam champion next week.“Everything is possible for Roger,” said world number seven Kei Nishikori who at least can boast winning his only clay court meeting with Federer — at Madrid in 2013.“Winning Roland Garros might be tougher for him than winning the Australian Open or Wimbledon, but I’m sure he can do anything if he tries 100 per cent.“I’m sure Roger can do very well on clay. He’s still my idol, he’s the best player in history.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.