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NANA adds engineering and construction companies to revamped Commercial Group


NANA recently reacquired WHPacific Alaska, an engineering firm with offices in Anchorage and Utqiagvik.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska— NANA is ramping up its investment in Alaska with new business additions and a recent revamp of its business structure. An engineering firm and construction company, both with deep Alaska roots, are now a part of NANA’s Commercial Group, joining NANA subsidiaries such as NANA Management Services, NANA WorleyParsons, NANA Lynden, and others. The Commercial Group creates jobs and income through its suite of best-in-class services, particularly in resource development industries – a mainstay in Alaska’s economy.

NANA recently reacquired WHPacific Alaska, an engineering firm with offices in Anchorage and Utqiagvik, which has been in operation since 1982. Under NANA, the operations will be rebranded as Kuna Engineering. The firm employs almost 50 Alaskans, and provides transportation, facility engineering and rural development services, among others. Kuna’s employees have deep roots and extensive experience in supporting Alaska’s communities.

Other changes in the Commercial Group include the addition of NANA Construction and its recent growth. Previously GIS Alaska, NANA Construction operates a premier fabrication facility, strategically situated in Big Lake for easier transport of modules and supplies to the North Slope and Red Dog Mine— the largest zinc mine in the world. The company also provides on-site construction services to support customers. The company is poised to support future growth opportunities at Red Dog Mine and on the North Slope.

“NANA has supported the resource development industry for over 40 years, and our investment in Alaska is an important strategic focus,” said Wayne Westlake, NANA president and CEO. “Kuna Engineering and NANA Construction’s expertise and experience will create opportunities and employment for shareholders, and will contribute to the state’s economy.”

NANA’s business operations are structured under Federal and Commercial Groups. The Federal Group, based in Virginia, provides diverse services to the U.S. government. The Commercial Group comprises all other subsidiaries and employs more than 2,500 Alaskans and over 500 NANA shareholders. The Commercial Group provides services such as camp services, security, logistics, engineering and design, general construction, drilling and other resource development support services.

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