CEO’s Message: Glennallen Response Base is recognized by Alyeska Pipeline

Published October 2018


Tom MaloneyAhtna Netiye’ (AN) Executive Staff, Board Members and Subsidiary Presidents came together this summer for a full day of strategic planning facilitated by Ahtna Environmental Inc. (AEI) Senior Program Manager, Dan Strandy. The meeting focused on developing strategies for business growth and development over the next three years (2019 – 2021) with a theme of “Relationship Building – Expanding & Monetizing.” AN’s strategic plan is linked closely with AI’s and its main goals include: increase profits, diversify our portfolio, provide benefits to our shareholders and develop our shareholders to be future leaders of tomorrow.

Ahtna Facility Services, Inc. (AFSI) has been approved by the Small Business Administration as an All Small Mentor-Protégé with mentor Walden Security, a security firm based out of Tennessee. Walden Security is the nation’s seventh-largest security company providing armed, unarmed integrated security services for commercial and government properties. AFSI is the first subsidiary to take advantage of the All Small Mentor-Protégé program under the SBA which has the potential to prolong the 8(a) opportunities for many of our graduated subsidiaries. The All Small Mentor-Protégé Program is modeled after the successful SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program and seeks to develop strong mentor-provided business development assistance to help protégé firms successfully compete for government contracts.

I had the opportunity to travel out to Cape Newenham, Alaska in July to review ADB’s Long Range Radar Site (LRRS) Bulk Fuels project for the Air Force along with AN Sr. Vice President Roy Tansy Jr., subsidiary presidents Tim Finnigan, Tim Gould, Craig O’Rourke and staff.

We were joined by members of our surety broker, Great American Insurance Company, including their Sr. Vice President, Vice President and Division Bond Underwriter as well as our bonding broker from HUB International. Our broker and underwriter now have a new appreciation of the logistical challenges our Alaska projects must overcome. AC&PPC conducted the hauling of the large tanks up a 16-mile road and AES is providing the tank cleaning for the existing 250,000-gallon tanks at each site that will be demolished as part of these projects. We are happy to see three of our subsidiaries working together on this project as One Team, One Ahtna and you can read more about the project on page 6.

We are working with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) to identify opportunities for our subsidiaries on the AK Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project. We have invited AGDC leadership to our Anchorage office to discuss near- and long-term projects. We want to ensure Alaska Native contract and shareholder employment opportunities are incorporated as part of this monumental undertaking. Assisting us in these matters is a consultant who has experience on the North Slope Alpine project and working with Alaska Native Corporations on maximizing Alaska Native and Alaska contractor content on projects.

As a government contractor, September is our busiest contract hunting season – the federal year end is September 30th. We are seeing growth in our agency customers that require 8(a) cleared and bonded work. There is little competition in this area, and we thrive in this environment. We expect to be successful in securing several new federal 8(a) contracts this year. When pursuing new contracts, we identify work that will provide responsible economic growth and reflect our company values of respect, unity, safety, quality and integrity. On the following page are some of our recent sizable wins which demonstrate the experience of our top-notch team to bid and deliver work.

 

 

 

Tom Maloney
Chief Executive Officer

 


Ahtna shareholder employees from the Glennallen Response Base were recognized by Alyeska with honorable mention Atigun awards for their involvement with improving workpad stability and ground movement mitigation. Alyeska President Tom Barrett presented the honors in person to the team in Glennallen during an awards celebration.

From left to right: Scott McIlroy, Ahtna Construction Sr. Program Manager; Michelle Anderson, AI President; Ryan Charley, Ahtna GRB Operator; Charles Renard, Ahtna GRB General Foreman; Richard Butorac, HCC Mechanic; Chris Cummins, Ahtna GRB Teamster; Larry Huelskoetter, Ahtna GRB Superintendent; Roger Billum, Ahtna GRB Laborer; Craig Peters, Ahtna GRB Laborer; Olaf Lord, Ahtna GRB Teamster; Bill Linnell, Ahtna GRB Teamster; James Pence, Alyeska GRB Response Base Supervisor; and Tom Barrett, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company President.

•Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC (AES) was selected to deliver the former Davis Air Force Base (AFB) Removal Action project on Adak Island for $3.7 million. The Unalga Island project win valued at $1.5 million, combined with the Adak project win represents exceptional performance by the program team.

•Ahtna Government Services Corporation (AGSC) has expanded their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan services throughout California with several new projects for Arcadis on behalf of PG&E and for ERM and GeoSyntec on behalf of Southern CA Edison. California has had another devastating fire season and our prayers are with everyone that’s been affected. We have been there in the wake of the fires to support needs for storm water compliance (runoff control) and site restoration work for the utility companies.

•Ahtna Environmental Inc. (AEI) was awarded a $1.3 million contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District to provide comprehensive technical and program management support for the Army Cleanup Program. AEI will be required to perform quality control of all estimates, recommended process improvements, and prepare a quality control analysis report.

•Ahtna Design-Build, Inc. (ADB) was awarded two sole source contracts totaling $4.7M for hazmat abatement and building renovations at Naval Air Station North Island from Naval Shore and Expeditionary Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Environmental Contractors Core. ADB was also awarded a $1.3M sole source contract by the U.S. Forest Service for hazmat abatement, demolition, and restoration of several burned out buildings at a former ranger station encampment in the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles. In July, ADB was awarded an $11.2 million sole source contract by the San Francisco District USACE for dredging of the Sacramento and Stockton deep water shipping channels.

•Ahtna Design-Build, Inc./CDM Smith JV received an award for our JV from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Western Region Environmental Services and Operations Contract, which is a $255 million contract for 10-years (5 year + 5 year option) on which we’re likely to earn $5 to $10 million per year performing environmental tasks throughout the western U.S. The JV also received a $500 million, 5-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Construction Contract from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for design-build construction services across the country. This is the first contract award under our second JV with CDM Smith.

•Ahtna Logistics, LLC (ALL) was awarded the Fort Bragg Combat Training Center (CTC) contract with United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), a project we have worked on continuously since 2011 with Ahtna Support and Training Services (AhtnaSTS) serving as a subcontractor. In addition, ALL began work in August on a USAF sole source contract to provide logistics support in Harrisburg, PA. These contracts are for a 5-year period of performance.