Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy.
September 18 was a busy day for Alaskan entrepreneur Jessie Janes, owner of Zip Kombucha: he launched Black Label Booch, the company’s new signature hard kombucha line, and hosted the grand opening of Zip Kombucha’s recently renovated taproom at the company’s midtown location on Arctic Boulevard near 36th Avenue.
The cutting-edge facility will add another thirty-five new jobs to its existing twenty team members to support Medline’s growing customer base in Alaska. Medline previously operated an Anchorage distribution center one third of the size of its new facility.
The GI Machine Shop worked closely with Jeff Rothman to fabricate the UV lightbox and refine details.
Berry Milkshake IPA is the latest in Alaskan Brewing Co.’s pilot series.
Without the proper gear, tools, and equipment specifically tailored to meet the demands of working here, Alaskans would struggle, and so too would some of the state’s most important industries.