Charles Horne Report
s Purchasing Done At Home SANTA FE OB — Sixteen New Mexico firms did more than $100,000 with the state during the fiscal year just ended, State Purchasing Agent Charles Horne said today. Horne’s annual report showed the state purchasing office had 5,573 customers this fiscal year ended June 30, an increase of 300 over past years. Sixteen firms were in the S100,- 000-plus category topped by the Construction Material Co., which did $377,060 worth of state business, the R. L. Harrison Co. with $307,744 and the Harry Cornelius Co. $219.051. , Purchases by the state during the year totalled $8,915,131. Building contracts awarded through Horne’s office were an additional $2,718,270. Newr Mexico businessmen—4,231 of them—did the bulk of the business for a total of $7,687,908. Purchases totalling $1,236,223 were made from 1,306 out of state firms.