Published July 2018
I had the pleasure of attending the Alaska Laborers Training School’s Skills Demo Day Event this spring at their Chugiak facility. We witnessed the laborers’ skills, development and training through the very impressive demonstrations given. Governor Walker was in attendance and I had the opportunity to visit with him as well as Chairman Heidi Drygas from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Joey Merrick, the Laborer’s Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, on the great work they are doing for Ahtna shareholders. Last summer’s Kanas featured six shareholders’ experiences participating in the program. This organization can be a wonderful pathway to a rewarding construction career and encourage shareholders that may be interested in the program to visit www.aklts.org to learn more.
You can also contact Tracy Parent, Ahtna’s Shareholder Development Coordinator to be connected with the Laborers and other training and development programs. Our subsidiaries are hiring and we have increased our focus on Alaska work as that’s where the majority of shareholders reside. Tracy can help get you set up in our online Talent Bank and our latest job openings are always available on the Ahtna website at www.ahtna-inc.com/employment.
•Ahtna Government Services Corporation (AGSC) is a subcontractor to Sundt Construction on a new $750 million 5-year Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest Division. Services will include new construction, renovation, and repair of commercial and institutional building projects at various government installations located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
•Ahtna Environmental Inc. (AEI) was awarded a 5-year $9.9 million IDIQ contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District for environmental remediation and military munitions response program related services.
•Ahtna Global, LLC (AGL) was successful in negotiating their first sole-source contract under the 8(a) program. The $4.3 million contract is with the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct abatement and
demolition of six buildings at the Community Living Center in Long Beach, California. The contract will be managed through the USACE, Los Angeles District.
•Ahtna Design-Build, Inc. (ADB) was awarded a $2.1 million Design-Build Bulkhead Reconstruction project with the US Coast Guard Training Center Cape May project located in New Jersey. Training Center Cape May is the 5th largest base in the Coast Guard. ADB also received a $2 million contract from the Western Area Power Administration for construction of a new warehouse at their service facility in Redding, California.
•Ahtna Logistics, LLC (ALL) has received a competitive Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support IDIQ contract under Northrop Grumman as the prime which is valued at approximately $1.5 million per year, with a base year plus four option years. ALL will be providing Computer Based Training Specialists/Instructors and Computer Systems Analysts at Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas. Under a new sole source award ALL will be providing Operations and Maintenance of a small warehouse at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Middletown, Pennsylvania which is just outside of Harrisburg. The warehouse supports the 193rd Special Operations Wing and ALL will be responsible for warehouse operations, inventory control, MIS operations and transportation of parts/equipment to the Harrisburg Airport. This contract will start out at approximately $600 thousand per year and will give us past performance as a prime contractor.
It was wonderful to visit with so many people at Annual Meeting and the speech Miss Frances Jackson gave was inspiring. She really spoke from the heart and will provide a positive role model for all the children and young adults attending Glennallen School.
As a final note, this is the time of year where we are all trying to fit as much summer fun in as we can. Whether you are fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, or just enjoying the great outdoors, please make sure to take extra precautions to keep you and your family safe. Before you head out on your next adventure check your vehicle emergency kit, pack proper protective gear such as life vests, and make sure to have first-aid supplies on hand. You can never be too prepared.
Chief Executive Officer