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August 2018

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Alaska’s Unnatural Resources

Because cement is essential to the production of concrete, a primary building material for the construction industry, ceasing concrete production isn’t a solution. Instead, many environmentally-minded individuals and businesses search for ways to reduce waste or repurpose already manufactured products.

Islands of Power

Renewable energy projects, especially solar, operate at scales of much larger magnitude in the Lower 48 than in Alaska. But size isn’t everything, and there has been a strong uptick in the development of renewable energy projects in the Alaska since 2008.

Avoid Amateur Advertising: Consult with the Experts

Marketing for new or regenerating companies requires different techniques than for established businesses or even companies operating in a different market like the Pacific Northwest. Professional marketers can help new businesses successfully get out of the starting gate and navigate the marketing landscape during their initial years of getting established.

Islands to Islands

A little more than three years ago Matson acquired Horizon Lines’ Alaska assets for a total transaction value of $469 million, taking its first step into the Alaska marketplace. Kenny Gill, who had worked for Horizon since 2004, stepped into his current role as Matson vice president, Alaska in 2015 (at the time of the acquisition). Since then, he says, it’s been “nothing short of fantastic. "Culturally we’re a fit—a lot of the same types of people and values. What Matson has done is infused a sense of confidence in the team here.”
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