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Ahtna Kanas Spring 2023

AC&PPC Fairbanks Operations Promote Apprenticeship Opportunities

Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC (AC&PPC) has offices in four Alaska locations: Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks and Glennallen. Joshua Bartholomew, AC&PPC Site Supervisor, shared some details with us about the pipeline construction/maintenance and survey support work being done out of the Fairbanks office. Joshua has been with Ahtna for over seven years, overseeing project implementations, managing budgets, and maintaining project schedules. He also interfaces with client representatives and ensures all crew members adhere to AC&PPC Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) expectations.

The staff at AC&PPC’s Fairbanks office fluctuates greatly throughout the year based on project needs. At times it operates with as few as 5-6 people, but can quickly grow to 60 employees when the project season is in full swing. AC&PPC’s primary client is Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Alyeska) – a relationship that dates back nearly 50 years to when the pipeline was constructed.

The Fairbanks office seasonal employees are hired out of local unions. The union is a great place to get a start in the construction industry and provides the opportunity to learn real skills. Each local union in Alaska has great apprenticeship programs that mentor and teach trainees how to do jobs correctly. To get an opportunity to work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), where safety is #1, is something everyone could benefit from experiencing, says Joshua.

Ahtna’s Shareholder Enrichment department has built strong relationships with the local union apprenticeship programs and can help shareholders with funding through the Career Assistance and Ahtna Vocational Scholarship programs. If you are looking for educational, training or career assistance, please email or contact Tracy Parent in Anchorage at (907) 868-8250 or Starr Knighten in Glennallen at (907) 822-3476.