NANA adds engineering and construction companies to revamped Commercial Group

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— NANA is ramping up its investment in Alaska with new business additions, and a recent revamp of its business structure. NANA’s business operations are structured under Federal and Commercial Groups. The Federal Group, based in Virginia, provides diverse services to the U.S. government. The Commercial Group comprises all other subsidiaries, including NANA Management Services, NANA WorleyParsons, NANA Lynden, and others. The Commercial Group creates jobs and income through its suite of best-in-class services, particularly in resource development industries – a mainstay in Alaska’s economy.

NANA recently reacquired WHPacific Alaska, an engineering firm with offices in Anchorage and Utqiaġvik, which has been in operation since 1982. Under NANA, the operations will be rebranded as Kuna Engineering. The firm employs almost 50 Alaskans, and provides transportation, facility engineering and rural development services, among others. Kuna’s employees have deep roots and extensive experience in supporting Alaska’s communities.

Other changes in the Commercial Group include the addition of NANA Construction, and its recent growth. Previously GIS Alaska, NANA Construction operates one of the best fabrication facilities in the state, strategically situated in Big Lake for easier transport of modules and supplies to the North Slope and Red Dog Mine -- the largest zinc mine in the world. The company also provides on-site construction services to support customers. The company is poised to support future growth opportunities at Red Dog Mine and on the North Slope.

“NANA has supported the resource development industry for over 40 years, and our investment in Alaska is at an all-time high,” said Wayne Westlake, NANA president and CEO. “Kuna Engineering and NANA Construction’s expertise and experience will help create new opportunities and employment for our shareholders, and will fuel growth for Alaska’s economy.”

Currently, the Commercial Group employs more than 2,500 Alaskans and over 500 NANA shareholders and provides services such as camp services, security, logistics, engineering and design, general construction, drilling and other resource development support services.

About NANA
NANA Regional Corporation is a for-profit Alaska Native Corporation with a social responsibility to its 14,300 Inupiat shareholders from Northwest Alaska. NANA has three core business areas: resource development on NANA lands, services to the U.S. Government through its Federal Group of companies, and services to a wide variety of customers—including Alaska’s natural resources industries—through its Commercial Group subsidiaries.

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Media contact:
Amy Hastings
(907) 265-3776, amy.hastings@nana.com