Millennium Sponsors the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Building Bridges Regional Business Showcase

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Millennium is committed to supporting local business in Cowlitz County. That’s why we proudly sponsored the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce annual business expo. The Building Bridges Regional Business Showcase took place this spring at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center. This annual expo is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to learn more about each other’s… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors 3rd Annual Ash Kicker 5K

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In May, Millennium helped sponsor the 3rd annual Ash Kicker 5K – Cowlitz County’s largest adventure run, packed with obstacles like mud pits, a field of balance beams, and vertical wall climbs. In its first two years Ash Kicker raised over $400,000 for United Way of Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Counties. This year’s race benefited a number of… Read more »

We are Millennium [VIDEO]

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“They offer so much to the community for more employment, a great working atmosphere and just a home, family-type business.” Meet the Millennium team – a family of local residents dedicated to revitalizing our industrial brownfield site. Millennium is dedicated to bettering the lives of our family and neighbors through the creation of hundreds of… Read more »

Lower Columbia College Hosts the Washington Council on International Trade to Discuss International Trade Competitiveness

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This spring, Lower Columbia College is hosting a lecture series focused on Cowlitz County’s growing international trade economy. As part of the series, Eric Schinfeld, president of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT), visited Longview to discuss the challenges and opportunities in maintaining Washington’s international competitiveness. Schinfeld’s presentation focused on the findings of a… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors Chamber’s “State of Education Quarterly Luncheon”

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Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey addresses the crowdMillennium recently sponsored the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce’s “State of Education Quarterly Luncheon.” The event included speeches from Rob MacGregor, superintendent of Kelso Schools, Dr. Suzanne Cusick, superintendent of Longview Schools, and Chris Bailey, president of Lower Columbia College. The event focused on new challenges and… Read more »

ICF International Selected to Assist in Developing Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Millennium Terminal

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Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) have announced the selection of ICF International as the consultant to assist in developing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Cowlitz County, DOE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ICF will… Read more »

Scientists discover innovative energy extraction technique for coal

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The Ohio State University (OSU) Clean Coal Research Laboratory has discovered a coal energy extraction process that removes 99 percent of pollutants by releasing the heat from coal without burning it. The process, called “coal-direct chemical looping,” was discovered when lead researcher Liang-Shih Fan realized he could heat coal using a chemical reaction in a… Read more »

Lower Columbia CAP Celebrates Gena Ramey

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Image courtesy of the Lower Columbia CAP Facebook page Lower Columbia CAP recently featured Millennium’s Gena Ramey – our “plant mom” – on their Facebook page as the “human face of CAP.” Gena was recognized for her involvement with the CAP Foundation Board as well as her contributions to the community in her work with… Read more »

Millennium, Longview/Kelso Building & Construction Trades Sign Project Labor Agreement

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Millennium and the Longview/Kelso Building & Construction Trades recently agreed to terms of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for construction of our proposed coal export facility. This agreement furthers our commitment to creating family-wage jobs for workers here in Cowlitz County and encourages local sourcing of materials and supplies for construction whenever possible. “This agreement… Read more »

Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Visits Millennium

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Last week, the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce visited our site to learn more about Millennium’s work and future plans. The tour was part of the Chamber’s Tour de Chamber series – an outreach program for local businesses to connect with one another. Check out the photo below of our team welcoming the Chamber to… Read more »

Millennium Helps Highlands Neighborhood Association Move to New Location

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Millennium’s partnership with the Highlands Neighborhood Association (HNA) continues with our employees recently helping the community center move to its new location. “Millennium believes it’s important to give back to our community, and helping out the Highlands Neighborhood Association is one way we are able to do this,” said Dixie Bailey, Millennium’s Transportation Manager, who… Read more »

A Sign of Good Luck for the Year Ahead

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In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to share a recent photo of a rainbow that appeared over the Millennium facility taken by Trevor Simmons, our Vice President of Operations and Project Management.

Coal will remain cornerstone of American energy supply

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A recent report released by the office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski examined America’s energy and natural resource policies looking forward to the year 2020. The report’s findings show that coal energy remains key to an abundant, affordable, clean and diverse energy portfolio for the United States. The report examined coal energy under the following… Read more »

Robert Stewart: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“The commitment the company has towards the community – everything they try to do is localized to where we do any of our rentals, our purchases everything is done locally here. They wanted to embrace the community in all ways.” Meet Robert Stewart, our general manager at Millennium. Robert is proud of Millennium’s commitment to… Read more »

Look Back at Summer

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As we find ourselves in the midst of the long winter months, it can be easy to forget the activities of summer. Thankfully, we have this picture to remind us of all the great work Larry Bailey did this past summer to make our planter boxes beautiful. Larry volunteered to plant flowers for everyone to… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Millennium recently sponsored the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts’ presentation of The Voca People. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is a beautiful restored facility offering high-quality entertainment that enriches the cultural lives of residents in Cowlitz County. The night was a great success with show attendees enjoying a lively musical performance.

Cleanup in Action: Before and after photos of Millennium courtyard

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Since moving to the site, Millennium has reached some major milestones in our efforts to develop our import/export facility in Longview. Our site cleanup activities have been a large part of our activity – starting with the removal of miscellaneous materials left by the site’s previous tenant including scrap metal and vehicles. Check out this… Read more »

Richie Allison: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“They’re here to clean this place up – going to help the county out tremendously as far as jobs.” Meet Richie Allison, a millwright – or maintenance worker – at Millennium. Richie is from Castle Rock and has called Cowlitz County home his entire life. He’s looking forward to the new, state-of-the-art systems Millennium’s proposed… Read more »