Millennium Participates in Annual Walk & Knock Food Drive

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On Saturday, Millennium joined organizers and volunteers with Cowlitz County’s Walk and Knock food drive to collect food and thousands of dollars in cash contributions. Despite the winter weather conditions, hundreds of volunteers collected 56,000 pounds of food, a 17 percent increase over last year’s contributions. Donated food is distributed through the Lower Columbia CAP… Read more »

Ken Miller, President and CEO of Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview spoke with The Columbian about Millennium’s proposed redevelopment

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  “The coal terminal at Millennium is envisioned to employ 135 people at full build-out. The Berk Study that was done in conjunction with the planning … projected 300 local area, family-wage jobs, direct and indirect around the Millennium site. During construction there would be over 1000 direct jobs that would be utilized in the… Read more »

Millennium Continues Record of Success

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Since moving into the former site of Reynolds Aluminum in 2011, Millennium has been committed to maintaining a track record of environmental excellence. As a local employer who takes great pride in our community, we hold ourselves to the highest industry standards. Our dedication to conservation is evident in the brownfield cleanup that has removed… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors Home Team Black Bears

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Millennium was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Cowlitz Black Bears. The Black Bears recently wrapped up their season with a victory over the Kitsap Blue Jackets. The Black Bears compete in the West Coast League, a summer collegiate baseball league that started in 2005. The Black Bears tied their best record since starting play… Read more »

Studies Continue to Show Strong Foreign Demand for Coal

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Experts with the International Energy Agency are predicting that demand for coal in Southeast Asia will nearly double between 2010 and 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required). As governments continue to raise the standard of living for their citizens by bringing electricity to hundreds of millions of people, demand for an efficient… Read more »

Supporters Turn Out for Final Scoping Meeting in Tacoma

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The final public scoping meeting was held on Thursday in Tacoma. Supporters, wearing blue shirts, spoke up about Millennium’s proposed export terminal. Once approved, the expanded terminal would employ 135 workers in family-wage jobs as well as create 1,350 direct jobs and $70 million in direct wages during the construction phase. Karen Alderman Harbert is… Read more »

Family-Wage Jobs

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  “I think that the young adults that are coming up will have a lot of opportunities here on the site.” Millennium is excited to expand the Longview export terminal and provide even more family-wage jobs to Southwest Washington. The expansion proposal represents employment opportunities for hundreds of families and young adults trying to enter… Read more »

Labor and Agriculture Leaders Come Out for Fourth Scoping Meeting

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The fourth scoping meeting was held Wednesday at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield where representatives from the state’s leading labor and agriculture organizations showed up in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals. Millennium appreciates the hundreds of residents who have attended these scoping meetings and urged regulators to use a fair and independent standard when… Read more »

National Association of Manufacturers Touts Benefits of Coal Exports

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The proposed export terminals in the Pacific Northwest are necessary to the future of American manufacturing, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Recent outlook reports released by the Energy Information Administration show world energy consumption will increase by 56% by 2040, and that coal use will grow faster than other available fuels. This growing… Read more »

Pasco Scoping Meeting

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On Tuesday, Millennium supporters gathered at the TRAC Center in Pasco, Washington for the third of five scoping meetings. We thank those who attended as Millennium and continue to support a timely and predictable permitting process. Community members from across the Tri-Cities region offered numerous comments to the co-lead agencies about how large infrastructure investments… Read more »

Millennium Sends Supplies to Students’ Trade Fair

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On September 26, over 900 students from Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County high schools participated in the third annual construction trades fair. Millennium is proud to have contributed safety gear and other equipment at this year’s student-centered jobs fair. From the Longview Daily News: Around 900 high school students and young adults donned hard hats and… Read more »

Spokane Scoping Meeting

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A second scoping meeting was held in Eastern Washington on Tuesday, as a diverse group of supporters met to offer their views about the importance of increased trade and more family-wage jobs offered by the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview proposal. Millennium supports a timely and predictable permitting process. Mike LaPlant, President of the Washington State Farm… Read more »

Millennium Thanks Supporters Who Came to Longview Meeting

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Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview was overwhelmed by the local support that turned out to Tuesday’s scoping meeting for the proposed coal terminal. We are especially grateful to the hundreds of friends, neighbors and supporters from the local community who came and voiced their support for our world-class export terminal proposal. Our commitment to the… Read more »

Joe Dunlap: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“We’re not in this for the short term. We’re in this for the long haul.” When the old Reynolds operation shut down, several other businesses shut down with it, and many families had to leave town to find work. Millennium’s investment in Cowlitz County will revitalize the local economy and ensure our community has access… Read more »

Deric Keith: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“Millennium is excited to be redeveloping this property into a facility that will create hundreds of family wage jobs, create new tax revenue, and contribute to Washington’s strength with additional trade.” Millennium is committed to bringing family-wage jobs back to Cowlitz County. Our proposed export terminal will create hundreds of jobs in Cowlitz County and… Read more »

A Citizen’s Guide to Scoping Comment Submission

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As part of Millennium’s environmental review process, members of the community will be invited to submit their comments about Millennium’s permit applications to the co-lead agencies – Cowlitz County, the Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These comments will provide federal, state and local decision-makers with valuable feedback to… Read more »

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 21 Announces Support for Millennium’s Proposed Coal Export Project

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Millennium Bulk Terminals is pleased to receive the support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 for our proposed coal export facility. The ILWU has represented workers at the Port of Longview and all West Coast ports since 1934. Jake Whiteside, longshoreman and president of ILWU Local 21, said: Our members live,… Read more »

Democratic Senator Asks for Fairness in Coal-Killing Regulations

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The recent announcement of President Obama’s climate action plan drew a flurry of press releases, declarations of support and statements of opposition from Capitol Hill lawmakers. In response, one Democrat and proud supporter of the mining industry, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia laid out a powerful case against the proposals. As Sen. Manchin notes,… Read more »

Millennium Hosts Second Annual Open House

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Millennium hosted the public for a BBQ and tours at the site of the old aluminum smelter. Around 300-400 people were in attendance, including former employees of Reynolds, local vendors, labor and community leaders. The daylong open house provided the opportunity to share memories and celebrate progress made in the cleanup of the site. The… Read more »