The companies join an outpouring of community support for the village from across the state, working to provide clean drinking water until a permanent solution is found.
Formerly known as Western Peterbilt and now operating as Peterbilt of Alaska, the assets include branch locations in Anchorage and Fairbanks, equipment, and approximately forty employees.
“COVID turned the world upside down and retail was hit hard. At the beginning of the shutdown this spring, we were in daily communication with our retailers,” says Howard Hales, Lynden International domestic services manager in Seattle.
The new company combines the industry innovation and value-added sales channels of Northwest Fish Co. with the facilities, operations, and management of the legacy Peter Pan company.
“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
BSNC subsidiary AIH will open a retail storefront, order fulfillment, and replenishment center at that location in spring 2021.