Ethisphere Institute honors Saltchuk companies and the culture of ethics that unites them.

SEATTLE, WA – March 21, 2014– Saltchuk, one of the nation’s leading freight transportation and distribution companies, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

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The Anchorage lodging market consists of about 8,200 rooms and is a major contributor to the local economy. Roughly 1,800 of these rooms have been added since 2000, an impressive annual expansion rate of 140 rooms, or roughly one new hotel every year. Lodging remains a strong component of our commercial real estate market.

Read more at the Anchorage Daily News.

February 18, 2014 - Federal Way, WA - Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) has announced that Wärtsilä will supply main engines, generators and integrated LNG storage and fuel gas handling systems (LNGPac™) for the largest LNG conversions ever undertaken in North America. In making this decision John Parrott, President of Totem Ocean, cited Wärtsilä’s proven technology as a deciding factor in selecting the company. Mr. Parrott emphasized that “maintaining reliable, on time service is critical to Totem Ocean’s customers as well as the economy and citizens of Alaska.”

A team from the Anchorage office were sent to the Seward Annual Polar Bear Jump Off to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The team consisted of Shannon Martindale, Holly Hubbard, Jenne Kriner, Cody Gongora and Stacy George.

All the towels for the jumpers were donated by Totem Ocean and the team raised an additional $2700 in donations (plus $2500 from the company). "I am so proud of this team for jumping for a good cause!" commented Grace Green, Alaska General Manager.

Last summer, workers demolishing an old Alaska Railroad warehouse near Ship Creek found something unusual inside a wall. It was an old-fashioned photo album: Black leather-bound cover with pages made of delicate black paper. "Marie and Irvan Christian" was embossed on the front cover.

Read more at the Anchorage Daily News.