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Powersports delivers for borough VPSOs

KIC’s Arctic Circle Powersports recently modified five Polaris Rangers for use by Northwest Arctic Borough VPSOs, and they’re pretty awesome. The Powersports team customized the four-door machines specifically to serve as police vehicles in our Arctic climate. They will replace older, two-door machines also purchased from KIC, currently in five region villages. “These are definitely … READ MORE >

Sunny Forecast: AUS moves into the fast-growing solar-power industry

According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, renewable energy will account for a whopping one-third of new electricity generation added to the U.S. grid over the next three years. In addition to private businesses making the conversion, the federal government has been incorporating renewable-energy systems into new facilities and retrofitting existing buildings. KIC subsidiary Alaska … READ MORE >

Arctic Farming Story

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska’s Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal roots to take hold. Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind of farming is sprouting up in the largely Inupiat community of Kotzebue. A subsidiary of a local … READ MORE >

With Farm Service Agency Help, Alaska Producers are Working to Meet the Demand for Local Food

As anyone who has visited the 49th State knows, Alaska is huge. It’s bigger than the next three largest states, Texas, California and Montana….combined! A land of extremes, Alaska’s rural communities face unique challenges: massive stretches of land that are permanently frozen (permafrost), long, dark winters, summer days where the sun never sets, 6,640 miles … READ MORE >

Alaska Universal Services remodel Washington building

Alaska Universal Services (AUS) is literally raising the roof at one of its projects in Washington, D.C. AUS is doing more than $4.4 million in renovations for this fiscal year, with another $4 million planned for next year. The project, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Robert C. Weaver Federal Building, a … READ MORE >

KIC subsidiary retrofitting historic Hawaii buildings

When KIC subsidiary Alaska Universal Services LLC (AUS) won a contract to upgrade two legacy office buildings on a military base in Hawaii, it took on much more than a standard roofing job. Called “WAAF 104” and “WAAF 105,” the properties’ generic names belie their historical significance. The buildings are historic properties built in the … READ MORE >

Executive Spotlight: Jeffrey D. Hicks, CEO and president of Midnight Sun Technologies Inc.

Jeffrey Hicks brings to Kikiktagruk Iñupiat Corporation’s newest 8(a) subsidiary a proven background in strategic business development. Jeffrey is president and CEO of Midnight Sun Technologies (MST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kikiktagruk Iñupiat Corporation. Jeffrey is instrumental in establishing the technological and commercialization roadmap for both federal and commercial markets. Entrepreneurial-minded, with a clear … READ MORE >