Russell’ s grab ‘em at the Texas border

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

A truck stop plaza developer plans to round up those semis in Quay County before they leave New Mexico and right after they cross the Texas border.

New Mexico businessman and entrepreneur, Emory Russell, is building a truck stop and plaza at Endee, said an official of Russell’s company which is based in Springer.
Endee is the first exit, Exit 392, on Interstate 40 after entering New Mexico from the Texas border.

“They’ve started the dirt work. It will be a full service truck stop,” said Bill Sultemeier, controller for Russell’s.

It will be second truck stop-plaza operation in Russell’s portfolio of business ventures, Sultemeier said.

There will also be something for those driving four-wheels as well as the 16-wheeler rigs.

“There’s also going to be a classic car museum,” Sultemeier said. “There will be T-birds, ’50s cars, that are in quite good condition that Mr. Russell has reconditioned, up to modern cars.”

Sultemeier declined to disclose the company’s investment in the project.

The truck plaza is being built on a 15-acre acre and its major building will be 27,000 square feet, said Mike Arp, president of AW Arp & Son Enterprises which is constructing the new facility.