Millennium’s Donation Inspires Others to Give

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Over the course of several months, Millennium collected cash donations and recycled aluminum cans to fund the purchase of groceries for the Highlands Baptist Church food bank. When word spread about our cause, the North Kelso Baptist Church also made a generous cash donation. When we visited S & S Liquidators to purchase food with… Read more »

Columbia River Maintains International Competitiveness

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed a dredge sweep from the Columbia River off the Port of Longview. Routine maintenance dredging is needed at most docking facilities in this part of the Columbia River to ensure safe, navigable waterways. It is also a key factor in maintaining existing jobs, creating new jobs… Read more »

Wendy Hutchinson Joins the Millennium Team

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In January, Millennium welcomed Wendy Hutchinson to the team as our new vice president of public affairs. Wendy brings nearly 25 years of experience in site development, regulatory compliance and environmental mitigation.  Most recently, Wendy was the regulatory affairs manager for Thunder Basin Coal Company, owned by Arch Coal Inc.  She has also worked in… Read more »

Happy New Year from Millennium

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As we look back at the past 12 months, we’re incredibly proud of what a great year it has been for Millennium. In 2012, we celebrated a year without lost time accidents, submittal of permits for our proposed coal export terminal, site cleanup milestones and the reunion of old friends. Thank you to all of… Read more »

Michelle Alward: I Am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“I am very excited about Millennium. I feel like it will be here for a long time, creating good, family-wage jobs that are hard to come by.” Meet Michelle, Millennium’s accounting manager. For Michelle, Millennium is a family affair – her father and son both work onsite with her every day, and her daughter interned… Read more »

Millennium sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters Start Something Luncheon

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Millennium recently joined several others in Cowlitz County in sponsoring the Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest’s annual Start Something Luncheon. The event, held at the Cowlitz County Regional Convention Center, brought together local businesses, philanthropists, educators and government representatives to learn more about ways we can all work together to help our local youth… Read more »

Millennium Celebrates 1 Year Without Lost Time Accidents

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Lost Time Accidents – or LTAs – are key industry safety indicators. As a direct result of Millennium’s ongoing commitment to worker safety, October marked one year without a single LTA onsite. “Our number one priority at Millennium is the safety of our workers. As the onsite safety specialist, I work with our team at… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Millennium

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Happy Thanksgiving from Millennium! We have a lot to be thankful for at Millennium – we marked one year without a lost time accident and our site cleanup reached several milestones. Our team also found a number of opportunities to give back to the community, donating time and materials to veterans’ groups, food banks, Fill… Read more »

Cleanup in Action: Landfill Cap Before and After

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Over the past year, Millennium – in conjunction with state and local agencies – has reached several milestones in our ongoing efforts to clean up the site. Below are some before and after photos of repairs to a landfill cap onsite. BEFORE This image shows prior conditions of the landfill cap onsite. One requirement of… Read more »

Baby owl rescued and released at Millennium [VIDEO]

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This fall, John Junnikkala, a Millennium truck driver, discovered an injured baby owl on our property. John reached out to Audubon Portland – a wildlife and conservation organization – to rehabilitate the owl and released it at the same spot it was found. Check out this video of the owl’s release.

Gallery: Fall brings beautiful sights to Longview

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Signs that fall has arrived in Longview: Red and yellow leaves in the trees – check Crisp temperatures – check Clear skies – check Trevor Simmons, Millennium’s vice president of operations and project management, snapped some photos to capture all of the above. Check them out!

Millennium Visits With Highlands Neighborhood Association

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The Highlands neighborhood – adjacent to Industrial Way, between Washington Way and Oregon Way, in Longview – was originally built to house workers from Robert A. Long’s lumber mill and their families. We recently met with the Highlands Neighborhood Association to discuss our proposed redevelopment plans at Millennium. About thirty Highlands residents gathered to speak… Read more »

Signs of Economic Recovery in Cowlitz County

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The economic crisis hit some places harder than others – Cowlitz County being prime example. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent, Cowlitz County’s unemployment rate has been at or near 11 percent for the majority of 2012. Recent trends suggest recovery is near – however. During this year’s State of the County… Read more »

Rick Pattison: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“It’s something that’s long needed for this community.” Meet Rick Pattison, a self-described “belt guy” at Millennium. Rick monitors the conveyor belts onsite to make sure the equipment is up-to-date and safe to use. A Longview native, Rick loves the family and church-oriented character of Longview. Rick is proud of the work Millennium has done… Read more »

Study: 40 percent of Washington jobs linked to international trade

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In September, the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle (TDA) released their International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State – an economic study that links 40 percent of Washington state jobs to international trade. On the importance of the study findings, Eric Schinfeld, president of WCIT, said, “Our elected… Read more »

Meet Kristin, Our Clean-Up Trailblazer [VIDEO]

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“I became an employee of Millennium with really one purpose in mind… to see this facility be redeveloped into a vibrant piece of the community here in Longview. In order to restore jobs to this site, we need to make sure our facilities are safe, our work is permitted, and that site clean-up moves forward… Read more »

Cleanup in Action: Millennium Dock Before and After Photos

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Over the past year, Millennium has reached some major milestones. Removing unpermitted structures has been a large part of our efforts. With the approval of multiple federal, state, and local agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we removed the unpermitted structures at our dock. Here are some dramatic before and after photos: BEFORE… Read more »

Gayland Brewer: I am 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 Gayland, part of our operations and maintenance team at Millennium. Gayland operates and maintains the onsite vehicles, equipment, boats, loaders and excavators. A Cowlitz County native from Castle Rock, he is excited to watch… Read more »