PRL, The Cannery Lodge Named Kenai Business of the Year
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New Alaska Native Business Powerhouse Assembled in Alaska’s Arctic
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FOR Immediate Release: GCI Industrial Telecom announces the hiring of 2-Way Radio
Jun23

FOR Immediate Release: GCI Industrial Telecom announces the hiring of 2-Way Radio

FOR Immediate Release June 19, 2015 For information contact: Mark V. Johnson, GCI Industrial Telecom Phone: 907-868-5478 GCI Industrial Telecom announces the hiring of 2-Way Radio Program Manager – Melissa Marshall, PMP GCI Industrial Telecom, a division of GCI, understands the importance of strong communications during an emergency response. GCI Industrial Telecom is pleased to announce the hiring of Melissa Marshall, PMP to our team as a LMR / P25 / TDMA Radio Program Manager. Ms. Marshall brings a solid resume of consultant, system designer, and project management with extensive experience implementing communication systems including P25 TDMA and CDMA, VHF, UHF, 700-800 MHz, SCADA, DAS, video teleconference, satellite, fiber optic and microwave systems. Her duties with the GCI Industrial telecom team will include all aspects of project lifecycle delivery from requirements gathering, developing technical specifications, writing RFP’s, system design, implementation, quality control and final documentation close outs and audits, and team supervision for mission critical systems. “We have known Melissa for a long time. She’ll make a solid addition to our Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering team” said Rick Hansen, Director of Projects and Engineering at GCI Industrial Telecom. “We have a great history in Alaska with performing this work for clients in the oil patch but we recognized the opportunity in “first net” type projects in the L48. Melissa has the ability to jump start this first responder business. She will no doubt help us to diversify our product portfolio. We’re excited she is on the team. ” Rick continued. With fully staffed offices in Deadhorse and Anchorage, Alaska and Houston, Texas, GCI Industrial Telecom employs more than 150 professional telecommunication engineers, project managers and technicians to support the full life cycles of industrial and remote operations. More information about GCI Industrial Telecommunications and our product offerings are available at www.gci-industrialtelecom.com and 907-868-0400, toll-free 877-411-1484....

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NSTI 35th Anniversary Customer Appreciation BBQ – Great Prizes!!
Jun19

NSTI 35th Anniversary Customer Appreciation BBQ – Great Prizes!!

35th Anniversary BBQ! Door prizes include two seats on a full day halibut charter and a scenic round trip between Anchorage and Seward on the Alaska Railroad for two!!! **Must Be Present To Win** Thirty five years ago, Alaska needed a telecommunications contractor that not only understood the conventions of the oil industry but could also effectively engineer, install and configure mission critical communication systems to operate reliably in the face of the world’s harshest environments and most remote locations. William “Bill” Laxson accepted that challenge and North Slope Telecom was born. Join us next week for great food and fantastic door prizes to celebrate our 35th anniversary! Thursday, June 25th 11am – 1:30pm 2020 E Dowling Rd. #3 Anchorage, Alaska 907-751-8200 www.NSTIAK.com We will be showing our appreciation for everyone that has helped make us successful over the past thirty five years by offering a chance to win one of two uniquely Alaskan trips (and of course, free food!!) just for showing up. Bring your business card to put in the bucket and be automatically entered to win both trips (see below for details). You must be present to win so don’t miss it!!   Win two seats on a full day halibut charter from Ninilchik Charters. A quick Google search will show their reputation for success when it comes to finding fish!  Win a scenic round trip between Anchorage and Seward on the Alaska Railroad for two and experience some of the most breathtaking landscapes Alaska has to...

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Murkowski Blocks “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Through Interior Bill
Jun16

Murkowski Blocks “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Through Interior Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: Matthew Felling 202.224.9301 June 16, 2015 or Karina Petersen 907.276.3217              Murkowski Blocks “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Through Interior Bill   Chairman Drafts Interior Spending Provision to Block “Showstopper” Regulation   WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today utilized that position to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule for the next fiscal year in legislation approved by the Subcommittee.  The WOTUS rule, formally announced in May, greatly expands the amount of area in Alaska that will require federal permits for development.   The rule includes provisions that give EPA control over areas within 4,000 feet of a jurisdictional water – using a dubious methodology that fails to take into account the reality on the ground for states like Alaska.  The rule poses additional obstacles to responsible economic development and private construction in Interior areas like Fairbanks and coastal areas like Juneau.  At the same time, it will significantly hike costs and delay renewable hydropower projects in Southeast Alaska.   “This expansion of the definition of ‘WOTUS’ is the latest and costliest example of mission creep from this administration, and it is one of the highest concerns for Alaskans statewide right now.  I thank my Interior Subcommittee colleagues for working with me to halt this in its tracks before it harms the Alaskan economy further,” said Murkowski.  “Whether you are a developer in Fairbanks simply trying to build a store three quarters of a mile away from the Chena River, the State of Alaska seeking to repair the Dalton Highway, or a hydrokinetic engineer in the Alaska panhandle trying to supplement our power grid to lower energy prices, the EPA’s new rule will hold you back and add to the price tag.  My language in today’s bill will block any EPA funds from implementing this show stopper from moving forward.”   (Murkowski questions EPA Administrator on wisdom, methodology of WOTUS rule, 4/14 – Click image to view.)   Background: Senator Lisa Murkowski has been deeply critical of the WOTUS expansion since it was in the proposal stage.  She shared her concerns directly with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy last April (above), calling it a “show stopper” for Alaska.  Last month, with her Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee colleagues, she explained Alaskans’ “real fear” about expanding EPA’s reach and rebuked the EPA for spending more time on messaging the rule prior to its roll-out in May than it did listening to the real-world concerns of Alaskans and Americans threatened by this far-reaching rule.  ...

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