A rare view of Alaska's top corporate citizens
Alaska Business Monthly is proud to present this year's Corporate 100--one hundred companies doing business in Alaska and practicing good corporate citizenship across the entire state. This wide cross-section of businesses exemplifies corporate citizenship. Some of the things that make a good corporate citizen include supporting the economy, providing jobs, and taking care of employees as well as environmental stewardship, community involvement, and philanthropy.
First published in 1993, Alaska Business Monthly's Corporate 100 has changed a little bit over the last twenty-some years. The first year, all the information was collected by the staff of the magazine through various ways and means. Later, we came to rely on individual companies to report information to us and we collected that information via a survey that was sent out and returned by fax and US mail. With the acquisition of proprietary survey software Alaska Business Monthly began sending a hyperlink to an online survey a few years ago, supplementing that with a few mailed and faxed surveys.
These days we rely on self-reporting through the survey links we send out via email, the same as with the other surveys we use information from to populate our monthly directories and the annual Power List. Through the years a committee of Alaska Business Monthly management has selected the Corporate 100 based on a generally accepted models of corporate citizenship.
We've learned to fine tune our survey software and starting next year there will be a few more mandatory questions to help us in the selection process of the Corporate 100. We're kicking around the idea of hosting an event for the Corporate 100, similar to our annual Top 49ers luncheon, but different--maybe a fundraiser, maybe a Corporate Citizenship Awards presentation. We're still working on the idea and welcome input from readers. Let us know your ideas: send a note to editonaakbizmag.com with Corporate 100 Events in the subject line.
In the meantime, here's a rare view of this year's Corporate 100--Alaska's Top Corporate Citizens.
--Susan Harrington, Managing Editor
ALASKA BUSINESS MONTHLY'S CORPORATE 100 ACE Air Cargo aceaircargo.com | Year Founded: 1988 5901 Lockheed Ave. Mike@aceaircargo.com Estab. in Alaska: 1988 Anchorage, AK 99502 907-334-5100 On Demand passenger Employees & Revenue Mike Bergt, President charters throughout Alaska: 104 TRANSPORTATION the State of Alaska. Worldwide: 104 Cargo transportation provider offering scheduled cargo service to twenty- one locations in Alaska. ACE Logistics freight- forwarding and logistics provider. ACE Air Services offers aviation ground-handling for commercial and private carriers. Ahtna, Inc. ahtna-inc.com | Year Founded: 1972 PO Box 649 firstname.lastname@example.org Estab. in Alaska: 1972 Glennallen, AK 99588 Ahtna's principal 907-822-3476 activities include Employees & Revenue Michelle Anderson, design-build, Alaska: 285 President engineering and Worldwide: 1,209 NATIVE ORGANIZATION construction; Alaska: $35 Million environmental Global: $185 Million remediation; facilities management and support; food service contractors; land management and resource development; training range operations; and oil and gas pipeline services. Alaska Airlines alaskaair.com Year Founded: 1932 4750 Old Int'l Estab. in Alaska: 1932 Airport Rd. Alaska Airlines and Anchorage, AK 99502 its sister carrier, Employees & Revenue 907-266-7200 Horizon Air, Alaska: 1,750 Marilyn Romano, together, provide Worldwide: 13,800 Reg. VP Alaska passenger and cargo Global: $5.37B TRANSPORTATION service to more than one hundred destinations in Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Lower 48. Alaska Air Group Inc. | Seattle, WA | NYSE: ALK Alaska Commercial Co. alaskacommercial.com Year Founded: 1867 550 W. 64th Ave. email@example.com Estab. in Alaska: 1867 Anchorage, AK 99518 907-273-4600 Rural Alaska's Employees & Revenue Rex Wilhelm, largest retailer of Alaska: 927 Vice Chairman food, apparel, and Worldwide: 1,950 RETAIL & WHOLESALE general merchandise Alaska: $223.4 Million TRADE with continuous Global: $523.7 Million service since 1867. The North West Co. | Winnipeg, MB Canada | NYSE: NWF.UN Alaska Communications alaskacommunications Year Founded: 1999 600 Telephone Ave. .com | Estab. in Alaska: 1999 Anchorage, AK 99503 letsbetteralaska@ 907-297-3000 acsalaska.com Employees & Revenue Anand Vadapalli, Alaska: 803 President/CEO Alaska's leading Worldwide: 830 TELECOMMUNICATIONS provider of Internet, data networking, IT solutions and voice communications for businesses and consumers. NYSE: ALSK Alaska Interstate aicllc.com | Year Founded: 1995 Construction LLC infotaaicllc.com Estab. in Alaska: 1995 301 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Alaska Interstate Employees & Revenue Suite 600 Construction, LLC is Alaska: 160 Anchorage, AK 99503 an Alaska company Worldwide: 175 907-562-2792 providing heavy Dave Cruz, President civil construction CONSTRUCTION services to private industry, as well as local, state and federal government agencies in the oil and gas, mining and public works sectors throughout Alaska- ffrom the Aleutian chain to the North Slope. Cruz Construction, Inc. | Palmer, AK | NYSE: NBR Alaska Native anmc.org | Year Founded: 1953 Medical Center facebook.com/ Estab. in Alaska: 1953 4315 Diplomacy Dr. ANMCtoday Anchorage, AK 99508 Employees & Revenue 907-563-2662 ANMC is a 160-bed Alaska: 2,500 Roald Helgesen, hospital that Worldwide: 2,500 CEO/Hospital Admin. provides culturally HEALTH & WELLNESS appropriate, family- centered care to Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. ANMC has been Alaska's only Magnet-recognized facility for nursing excellence since 2003, and the highest level trauma center in Alaska since 1999. Alaska Regional alaskaregional.com | Year Founded: 1963 Hospital facebook.com/ Estab. in Alaska: 1963 2801 DeBarr Rd. alaskaregional Anchorage, AK 99508 Employees & Revenue 907-276-1131 24-hour ER Alaska: 800 Julie Taylor, CEO department, family Worldwide: 800 HEALTH & WELLNESS birth center, LifeFlight Air Ambulance, cancer center, neuroscience center, diagnostic imaging, heart center and cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic and spine center, sleep lab, rehab unit, kids care unit, daVinci surgical robot, nurse residency program, surgical services. HCA | Nashville, TN | NYSE: HCA Alaska Sales aksales.com | Year Founded: 1944 and Service firstname.lastname@example.org Estab. in Alaska: 1944 1300 E. Fifth Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Full line of General Employees & Revenue 907-265-7535 Motors automobile Alaska: 214 Diana Pfeiffer, and truck lines Worldwide: 214 President (Chevrolet, Buick, RETAIL & WHOLESALE GMC, and Cadillac) TRADE with GM parts and service. Alaska USA Federal alaskausa.org | Year Founded: 1948 Credit Union facebook.com/ Estab. in Alaska: 1948 P.O. Box 196613 alaskausafcu Anchorage, AK Employees & Revenue 99519-6613 Financial services Alaska: 1,335 907-563-4567 including: consumer Worldwide: 1,740 William Eckhardt, and commercial Alaska: $141 Million President deposit and loan Global: $286 Million FINANCE & INSURANCE services, as well as mortgage and real estate loans, insurance, investments and investment management, and title and escrow closing services. Alaska Village avec.org | Year Founded: 1967 Electric Cooperative, email@example.com Estab. in Alaska: 1967 Inc. 4831 Eagle St. Provide electric Employees & Revenue Anchorage, AK 99503 power to fifty-six Alaska: 90 907-561-1818 communities in rural Worldwide: 90 Meera Kohler, Alaska. President/CEO UTILITY Alyeska Pipeline alyeska/pipe.com | Year Founded: 1970 Service Co. facebook.com/ Estab. in Alaska: 1970 PO Box 196660, alyeskapipeline MS 542 Employees & Revenue Anchorage, AK Alyeska Pipeline Alaska: 2,000 99519-6660 Service Company has Worldwide: 2,000 907-787-8700 operated the Trans Thomas Barrett, Alaska Pipeline President System since 1977, OIL & GAS and delivered its 17 billionth barrel of oil in 2014. Focused on safe and flawless operations and sustainability, Alyeska's employees are working to manage the challenges of declining throughput. Alyeska Resort alyeskaresort.com | Year Founded: 1959 PO Box 249 info@alyeska Estab. in Alaska: 1959 Girdwood, AK 99587 resort.com 907-754-1111 Employees & Revenue Mark Weakland, Three hundred one Alaska: 700 VP/Hotel GM room hotel, seven Worldwide: 700 TRAVEL & TOURISM restaurants, ski resort, full service spa, and banquet and meeting facilities. American Fast americanfast.com | Year Founded: 1984 Freight, Inc. alaska@american Estab. in Alaska: 1984 5025 Van Buren St. fast.com Anchorage, AK 99517 Employees & Revenue 907-248-5548 Ocean freight Alaska: 75 Ron Moore, Alaska forwarding, freight Worldwide: 300 Sales Manager consolidation, full TRANSPORTATION loads, temperature protected, bypass mail and airfreight, specialized equipment, heavy haul, project logistics, intra- state trucking, Alcan express, barge, distribution, military shipments, household goods. American Marine amarinecorp.com | Year Founded: 1973 International firstname.lastname@example.org Estab. in Alaska: 1973 6000 A St. Anchorage, AK 99518 American Marine Employees & Revenue 907-562-5420 International is a Alaska: 50 Tom Ulrich, VP/ full service marine Worldwide: 300 Alaska Region contractor providing Manager international INDUSTRIAL SERVICES standard commercial diving, marine construction services, vessel support, and operations throughout the oil and gas industry. Arctic Slope asrc.com | Year Founded: 1972 Regional Corporation twitter.com/ASRC_AK Estab. in Alaska: 1972 PO Box 129 Barrow, AK 99723 ASRC is the largest Employees & Revenue 907-852-8633 Alaskan-owned and Alaska: 902 Rex A. Rock Sr., operated company and Worldwide: 6,529 President/CEO has six major NATIVE ORGANIZATION business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services, industrial services, and resource development. ASRC...