The Corporate 100: Crossroads of Alaska Business: going global.

Author:Cutler, Debbie
Position:ALASKA BUSINESS MONTHLY'S 2009 CORPORATE 100 - Statistical table
 
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2009 brought with it so much doom and gloom. The stock market is no longer a roller coaster, as in years past, but is hitting record lows and staying there. The housing market in the Lower 48 is depressed, and even renters are facing evictions that lead to the homelessness of tenants in some cases.

Climate change is causing havoc on a worldwide scale, creating more storms and melting of the polar caps. Layoffs and unemployment are at an all-time high. We are in a full-blown recession that has impacted even Alaska in small ways, perhaps, but in ways that frighten small and big businesses.

Mineral prices are down. Oil prices are down. Inflation is up. There are budget shortfalls and the list goes on and on. Is there any good news? Something to celebrate?

The answer to that question lies in the Corporate 100. These are some of the state's largest, brightest, most giving businesses in the state. To make the list you have to have a large number of employees, a giving corporate policy, provide income to the state, be stable, and/or contribute to the economic and social wealth of the state in some important way.

A panel of seven selected these 100 from the nearly 200 surveys returned. Key industries included are communications, construction, finance/insurance/real estate, fisheries, health care, industrial equipment and services, manufacturing, mining, Native organizations, oil and gas, retail/wholesale trade, services, tourism, transportation and utilities.

Now I'm not such a Pollyanna that I can claim all of these industries in Alaska are facing prosperous times compared to 2008 and other years prior, but I can say these companies reflect a stable force of business here.

"These companies are the creme de la creme," said Jim Martin, vice president and general manager of ABM. "They reflect a wide variety of industries and impact Alaska in a mighty way. Many have a national or even worldwide reach, especially companies in the Native, transportation, oil and gas, mining and tourism sectors."

Alaska should be proud of these companies, as well as the morn and pops that don't make the list but create a foundation for larger companies to draw from. These mom and pops repair computers, provide supplies and equipment, perform janitorial work, and much more.

"Truth is, these 100 companies may be the face of Alaska, but we depend on all businesses operating in the state," said Martin. "All are important. Take our magazine for example. We have a staff of 10, but reach 80,000 to 100,000 readers monthly, providing the latest in business news and industry trends.

"Or, take, for example, Bond, Stephens & Johnson, one of the smallest companies on the list, but the top commercial real estate brokerage company in Alaska, according to Chris Stephens, partner. They represent buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and their clients that range from multi-national corporations, Alaska Native corporations to local companies and investors. They have brokered transactions throughout the entire state."

Let's celebrate these Top 100 companies and have faith in Alaska, a state that is fairing better than most at the hands of these leaders.

Corporate 100 Crossroads of Alaska Business: Going Global

2009 Corporate 100 Listed by Industry

Communications

Alaska Communications Systems

Alaska Telecom

AT&T

GCI

Matanuska Telephone Association

Construction

Alaska Interstate Construction LLC

Anchorage Sand & Gravel

Cruz Construction Inc.

Davis Constructors & Engineers inc.

Neeser Construction Inc.

Osborne Construction Co.

Price Gregory International Inc.

UNIT Co.

Wilder Construction

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate

Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

Bond Stephens Johnson Inc.

Credit Union 1

Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union

First National Bank Alaska

KeyBank N.A.

Mt. McKinley Bank

New York Life

Northrim Bank

Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate

Wells Fargo Bank NA

Fisheries

American Seafoods Company LLC

Health Care

Alaska Regional Hospital

Central Peninsula Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

North Star Behavioral Health

Providence Health + Services, Alaska

Industrial Equipment and Services

N C Machinery/N C Cat Rental Store

Manufacturing

Dowland-Bach Corp.

Mining

Coeur Alaska

Donlin Creek LLC

NovaGold Resources Inc.

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.

Native Organization

Afognak Native Corp.

Ahtna Inc.

Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

Bering Straits Native Corp.

Bristol Bay Native Corp.

Calista Corp.

Chenega Corp.

Cook Inlet Region Inc.

Doyon Limited

Koniag Inc.

NANA Development Corp.

Olgoonik Corp.

Sealaska Corp.

The Aleut Corp.

The Tatitlek Corp.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp.

Oil & Gas

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

Chevron

ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.

Flint Hills Resources Alaska LLC

Nabors Alaska Drilling

Peak Oilfield Service Co.

Schlumberger Oilfield Services

Tesoro Alaska Co.

Udelhoven Oilfield System Services Inc.

XTO Energy Inc.

Retail/Wholesale Trade

Alaska Commercial Co.

Alaska Industrial Hardware Inc.

Carrs Safeway

Costco Wholesale Corp.

Spenard Builders Supply Inc.

The Odom Corp.

Services

American Marine Services Group

Colville Inc.

DOWL HKM

NMS

PDC Inc. Engineers

USKH

Tourism

Hotel Captain Cook

Princess Tours

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

USTravel

Transportation

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Railroad Corp.

Carlile Transportation Systems

Era Aviation Inc.

Everts Air Cargo

Frontier Alaska

Horizon Lines

Lynden Inc.

Northern Air Cargo Inc.

Northland Services Inc.

Pacific Alaska Freightways Inc.

Peninsula Airways Inc.

Totem Ocean Trailer Express

Utilities

Chugach Electric Association Inc.

Enstar Natural Gas Co.

Golden Valley Electric Association Inc.

Homer Electric Association

Matanuska Electric Assoc Inc.

BY DEBBIE CUTLER

MANAGING EDITOR

ALASKA BUSINESS MONTHLY'S 2009 CORPORATE 100 Afognak Native Corp. 215 Mission Rd., Suite 212 Kodiak, AK 99615 Phone: 486-6014 Fax: 486-2514 E-Mail: info@alutiiq.com Web Site: www.afognak.com Top Executive: Richard Hobbs, Pres./CEO Ahtna Inc. P.O. Box 649 Glennallen, AK 99588 Phone: 822-3476 Fax: 822-3495 E-Mail: brebne@ahtna.net Web Site: www.ahtna-inc.com Top Executive: Ken Johns, Pres./CEO Alaska Airlines Parent Company: 4750 Old Int'l Airport Rd. Alaska Air Group Anchorage, AK 99502 Phone: 266-7230 Fax: 266-7229 Parent Co. City, Web Site: www.alaskaair.com State Seattle, WA Top Executive: Stock Symbol: William MacKay, Sr. Vice Pres. ALK Alaska Commercial Co. Parent Company: 550 W. 64th Ave. The North West Co. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: 273-4600 Fax: 273-4800 Parent Co. City, E-Mail: rwilhelm@northwest.ca State Winnipeg, Web Site: Manitoba www.alaskacommercial.com Stock Symbol: Top Executive: NWF.UN Rex Wilhelm, Pres./COO Alaska Communications Systems Stock Symbol: 600 Telephone Ave., MS65 NASDAQ-ALSK Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: 297-3000 Fax: 564-7218 E-Mail: localres@acsalaska.com Web Site: www.aesalaska.com Top Executive: Liane Pelletier, Pres./CEO/Chair Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Parent Company: P.O. Box 101020 State of Alaska Anchorage, AK 99510 Phone: 330-8447 Fax: 338-9218 E-Mail: ssimmond@ahfc.state.ak.us Web Site: www.ahfc.state.ak.us Top Executive: Daniel R. Fauske, CEO/Exec. Dir. Alaska Industrial Hardware Inc. 2192 Viking Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: 276-7201 Fax: 276-0051 E-Mail: aih@aihalaska.com Web Site: www.aihalaska.com Top Executive: Mike Kangas, Pres./Gen. Mgr. Alaska Interstate Parent Company: Construction LLC CIRI/Nabors 601 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 400 Industries Ltd. Anchorage, AK 99523 Phone: 562-2792 Fax: 562-4179 Parent Co. City, E-Mail: info@aicllc.com State Anchorage, AK Web Site: www.aicllc.com Top Executive: Steve Percy, Pres. Alaska Railroad Corp. P.O. Box 107500 Anchorage, AK 99510 Phone: 265-2300 Fax: 265-2312 E-Mail: corpinfo@akrr.com Web Site: www.alaskarailroad.com Top Executive: Patrick Gamble, Pres./CEO Alaska Regional Hospital Parent Company: 2801 Debarr Rd. HCA Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: 276-1131 Fax: 264-1143 Parent Co. City, Web Site: State Nashville, TN www.alaskaregional.com Top Executive: Edward Lamb, Pres./CEO Alaska Telecom 6623 Brayton Dr. Anchorage, AK 99507 Phone: 344-1223 Fax: 344-1612 E-Mail: sales@alaskatelecom.com Web Site: www.alaskatelecom.com Top Executive: Kevin Gray, Pres. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 196613 Anchorage, AK 99502 Phone: 563-4567 Fax: 561-4857 Web Site: www.alaskausa.org Top Executive: William Eckhardt, Pres. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. P.O. Box 196660, MS 542 Anchorage, AK 99519-6660 Phone: 787-8700 Fax: 787-8240 E-Mail: alyeskamail@alyeska- pipeline.com Web Site: www.alyeska-pipe.com Top Executive: Kevin Hostler, Pres./CEO American Marine Services Group 6000 A St. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: 562-5420 Fax: 562-5426 E-Mail: alaska@amarinecorp.com Web Site: www.amarinecorp.com Top Executive: Tom Ulrich, VP American Seafoods Parent Company: Company LLC American Seafoods 2025 First Ave., Suite 900 Group LLC Seattle, WA 98121 Phone: 206-448-0300 Parent Co. City, State Fax: 206-448-303 Seattle, WA E-Mail: jan. jacobs@americanseafoods.com Web Site: www.americanseafoods.com Top Executive: Inge Andreassen, Pres. Anchorage Sand & Gravel 1040 O'Malley Rd. Anchorage, AK 99515 Phone: 349-3333 Fax: 344-2844 E-Mail: anchsand@anchsand.com Web Site: www.anchsand.com Top Executive: Dale Mormon, Pres. Arctic Slope Regional Corp. P.O. Box 129 Barrow, AK 99723 Phone: 852-8633 Fax: Web Site: www.asrc.com Top Executive: Roberta Quintavell, Pres./CEO AT&T Parent Company: 505 E. Bluff Dr. AT&T Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: 264-7000 Fax: 777-2564 Parent Co. City, E-Mail: alascominformation@ State Dallas, TX alascom.att.com Web Site: www.aff.com/alascom Stock Symbol: T Top Executive: : Mike Felix, Pres. Bering Straits Native Corp. 4600 DeBarr Road, Suite 200 Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: 563-3788 Fax: 563-2742 E-Mail: info@beringstraits.com Web Site: www.beringstraits.com Top Executive: Tim Towarak, Pres. Bond, Stephens & Johnson Inc. 3201 C St., Suite 200 Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone...

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