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AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum

AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum

The AVTEC Alaska Maritime Training Center received a donation of $95,000 from the refining, marketing and logistics company Marathon Petroleum for the second time in two years. These funds allow AVTEC to enhance its arctic and ice navigation readiness project and upgrade the school’s full mission bridge ship simulator.
The Business of Big Rigs

The Business of Big Rigs

Staying on the road and on budget
In many ways, the Alaska economy runs on the trucking industry’s ability to keep up with supply demands. Whether trucks are hauling lumber and building materials along the Dalton Highway or are traversing the Glenn Highway on a routine grocery delivery, Alaskans depend on the trucking industry to be efficient and reliable. In turn, the transportation companies rely on retailers, repair shops, and truck manufacturers to keep them on the road and on budget.
Erickson Awarded US Pacific Command Aerial Services Contract

Erickson Awarded US Pacific Command Aerial Services Contract

Department of Defense selects Erickson for rotary and fixed wing capability
Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, has been awarded a firmed fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a base year with options for three additional years.
US Department of Labor Awards Alaska $3.35 Million to Prepare Alaskans for Work in High-Growth Industries

US Department of Labor Awards Alaska $3.35 Million to Prepare Alaskans for Work in High-Growth Industries

The US Department of Labor awarded $3.35 million dollars to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs).
No Port No Problem

No Port No Problem

Alaska’s plane and barge driven rural shipping industry
This time of year, the barges have finished their season traveling the Yukon River. Barge business Ruby Marine, the only major barge company on the Upper Yukon, serves Fort Yukon with three barge deliveries each summer in June, July, and August. By October, even if it’s been warm and the river is far from freezing, it’s not practical to operate large barges.
Lynden's Green Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

Lynden's Green Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

"Lynden's Green Initiative grew out of a depression era distaste for waste and a common sense desire to do what's right," says Coordinator Anna Deal.
Heavy Lifting

Heavy Lifting

Powerful machines, practical methods
It takes a lot of equipment to tame the Last Frontier—from bulldozers and skid loaders to excavators and forklifts, there is no lack of demand for construction equipment. For the companies that provide the machines for these jobs, it also takes a mastery of logistics and a lot of careful planning to make sure that the equipment that drives Alaska is ready and available for work.
Goldbelt Provides Alaska Expertise on a Global Scale

Goldbelt Provides Alaska Expertise on a Global Scale

Federal contracting spells success at Goldbelt
Goldbelt, Inc. is headquartered in Juneau. It’s an urban Alaska Native Corporation that was formed in 1974, named after a 33,000-acre mineralized zone in Southeast Alaska that stretches along the mainland from Frederick Sound to Berners Bay.
EBDG Participates in Hybrid Conversion of Washington State Ferries

EBDG Participates in Hybrid Conversion of Washington State Ferries

Earlier this year EBDG prepared a hybrid system integration study to analyze the feasibility of modifying three Jumbo Mark II vessels to integrate battery power into the propulsion plant.
Airstrike Firefighters Signs Agreement with Colorado State Fire Agency

Airstrike Firefighters Signs Agreement with Colorado State Fire Agency

Critical fleet of large firefighting P-3 airtankers returns to national service.
Digitized Trucking

Digitized Trucking

Enhancing efficiency, safety and customer service
In the trucking industry technological innovations—also referred to as “digitized trucking”—include everything from systems designed to detect and wake tired drivers to semi-autonomous operations to kinetic energy recovery systems, predictive GPS, and electronic log devices. “In some ways, it is a Wild West landscape of the next best thing,” says Paul Carpenter, director of the Heavy Truck and Heavy Construction Equipment Program at Northern Industrial Training (NIT).
Alaska Trends: August 2018

Alaska Trends: August 2018

NWSA: Three Years Strong
In 2015 the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle partnered to form the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), becoming the fourth-largest container gateway in North America and a vital piece of marine transportation to and from Alaska. In its 2017 Annual Report, NWSA states the value of two-way international trade moved across its docks was $75.3 billion.
AAA's Tipsy Tow Is at Your Service This Labor Day

AAA's Tipsy Tow Is at Your Service This Labor Day

To help Alaskans send off summer safely, AAA is offering Labor Day Tipsy Tow service.
First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

The first Made in Alaska ferry will enter service May 2019
Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker broke a bottle of champagne over the stern of the M/V Tazlina in Ketchikan, officially christening the ship as the newest member of the Alaska Marine Highway fleet.
Ravn Alaska Approved by IATA to Join Safety Registry

Ravn Alaska Approved by IATA to Join Safety Registry

Approval follows successful International Operational Safety Audit
Ravn Air Group President & CEO, Dave Pflieger, announced that after successfully completing the IATA operational safety audit, Corvus Airlines was added to the IOSA Registry.
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