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The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board has unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes AIDEA to issue up to $145,000,000 in conduit revenue bonds to finance a Tanana Chiefs Conference project in various Interior Alaska communities.
Cornerstone General Contractors is pleased to announce Senior Project Manager Jonathan Hornak as its newest partner. As a partner, Hornak will continue to further Cornerstone’s mission of providing people with their best construction experience.
The United States Green Building Council has awarded Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold rating, making it the second structure in Southeast Alaska to win gold status.
Cornerstone General Contractors welcomed Justin McVaney to their cost estimating team. McVaney brings more than eighteen years of experience in construction and will be responsible for supporting Cornerstone’s estimating operations and leveraging data analytics in estimating and contract performance.
CIRI is again partnering with View, a Silicon Valley company that manufactures smart windows.
“We have been in Anchorage for more than 40 years. This substantial investment in our infrastructure underscores Span Alaska’s commitment to Alaska, and to providing the most reliable, highest-quality cargo transportation services to the communities we serve.”
— Tom Souply, president of Span Alaska
Span Alaska is building a new 54,000 square-foot Anchorage freight terminal which is expected to open in the fourth quarter 2019. The new facility will function as Span Alaska’s main service center for commercial goods being transported through the Port of Anchorage and throughout the state. Span Alaska’s flagship 88-door cross-dock terminal will consolidate its existing Anchorage operations under one roof, increasing capacity and providing ample room for long-term growth. This new terminal is purpose-built to improve customer experience, streamline freight handling, and enable faster delivery of cargo to its final destination.
Bering Straits Native Corporation has grown as a company in large part because the leadership driving the company has grown and evolved. President and CEO Gail R. Schubert is an original BSNC shareholder, an Inupiaq Eskimo born and raised in Unalakleet.
The Alaska Native Justice Center is one of six organizations nationwide to be honored with the 2019 Paul H. Chapman Award from the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice.
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Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.