Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ketchikan company buys Evergreen Motors

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Juneau - Ketchikan-based Skinner Sales and Service has acquired Evergreen Motors behind the Nugget Mall on Mallard Street. The new company will be in the same location and will be called Skinner Sales and Service of Juneau. It will provide car servicing, parts and rentals. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 3:15 p.m. Monday. Grand opening celebrations will continue Monday through Saturday of next week.

The company will be giving away multiple prizes, including a 2005 Ford Focus. Those interested should go to the store to register to win anytime during the week. Winners will be announced on Saturday, during a live radio broadcast.

"Any kind of car that anyone wants, we can get," said Annie Humphrys, spokeswoman for the company. "We have a huge inventory, because we can get a car off of any of the lots that we have in Southeast Alaska."

DOWL Engineers buys Toner-Nordling

Juneau - DOWL Engineers has acquired Toner-Nordling & Associates, a longtime Juneau-based provider of land surveying and civil engineering services.

Toner-Nordling & Associates will be integrated with DOWL's civil engineering and surveying practices, which focus on site development, utility design, transportation planning and engineering. The operations of Toner-Nordling & Associates will remain in Juneau.

Toner-Nordling & Associates is a 15-person multi-disciplined firm specializing in civil engineering, land surveying, contract administration and inspection services.

DOWL Engineers provides a wide range of civil engineering and related services, including facility site planning and design; the design of roadways, highways, airfields, and trail systems; and water, sewer and storm drain systems. The firm was founded in Anchorage in 1962.

Nominations open for chamber board

Juneau -The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its board of directors.

The board is the policy-making body of the organization. Its members represent a broad cross-section of the business and professional leadership of the community. Each director is important to the success of the chamber board, so an understanding of the board's responsibilities is imperative for the chamber to succeed.

Those interested should contact the chamber office at 463-3488.

The application process for nominations will close on Monday, but the floor also will be open for nominations at the chamber's annual meeting on Oct. 25.

New career resource now on the Internet

Juneau - A new online resource is now available for employment and training information in construction, mining, oil and gas, and transportation. was created by a small nonprofit organization called Sitka Works, as a part of their Sitka Energy Project.

The site also includes information about alternative forms of energy, such as hydropower. The Web site features employment opportunities in each of the career categories, as well as training opportunities, primarily in Alaska education and training institutes.

The mission of the site is to promote the understanding that many high-paying jobs in Alaska can be achieved with training that lasts only weeks or months, rather than years.

For information about Sitka Works or the Sitka Energy Project, visit or call director Sheila Finkenbinder at 966-3066.

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