Demand for Coal Putting Montana, Other Western States on the Global Stage

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In July, the Montana Energy Review penned an article exploring the state’s growing relevance in global energy markets. Exploring the link between natural gas, coal exports and Washington state ports, the Montana Energy Review investigates the growth factors behind the Northwest energy push. Most importantly, Montana – like Colorado, Wyoming and Utah – is home… Read more »

High Demand in Asia Bodes Well for Longview

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The Daily News editorial board recently dedicated their pages to a tour of major coal ports around the world. They concluded that Pacific Rim nations are poised to dominate the coal trade, keeping demand high and relatively stable, as coal ports continue to grow and increase their capacities. According to TDN: The Pacific Rim nations,… Read more »

Millennium Employees Celebrate Men’s Health Month

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Celebrated each June, Men’s Health Month coincides with Father’s Day to raise awareness of preventable health problems. Cities across the country collaborate with health care providers and other supporters in the community to organize health fairs, education opportunities and free screenings. To celebrate Men’s Health Month, the Pacific Surgical Institute in Longview hosted the M-Power… Read more »

Coal’s Role in Easing Global Energy Poverty

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Energy poverty, or a lack of access to electricity, is a serious issue that impacts nearly 1.2 billion people in southeast Asia and across the developing world while another 2.6 billion people live without access to clean cooking facilities.                       Energy companies, governments and non-governmental… Read more »

We are Millennium | Part 2 [VIDEO]

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“There is nothing that I would like to see more at this site than to see jobs restored for Cowlitz County.” Millennium is committed to bringing family-wage jobs back to Cowlitz County. Our proposed export terminal will create hundreds of new jobs in Cowlitz County and generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue for… Read more »

Wenatchee World: Ask the Right Questions About Coal

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The Wenatchee World published a commentary by Fred Thompson, professor of public management and policy analysis and director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy Research at Willamette University that explored the consequences of increased U.S. coal exports. Thompson provided a thorough and unbiased exploration of a central question: “Will keeping U.S. coal ‘in… Read more »

National Mining Association’s U.S. Coal Report

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The National Mining Association recently released a report, U.S. Coal Exports: National and State Economic Contributions, detailing the economic benefits of coal for the United States and the international community. Coal is the only energy source that has a net positive effect on the United States’ trade balance. In fact, coal contributed $16.6 billion dollars… Read more »

President Pledges to Cut the Red Tape

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At Millennium, we understand that thriving communities depend on reliable infrastructure.  Safe streets and navigable highways can connect neighborhoods to businesses, improving the quality of life for everyone. That’s why we applaud the federal government’s decision to take steps toward modernizing the review and permitting processes for large scale transportation and infrastructure projects. Too often,… Read more »

Millennium Bulk Terminals VP, Peter Bennett Speaks at LCC

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Peter Bennett, Millennium’s vice president of business development, recently spoke at Lower Columbia College about the importance of rail improvements for Millennium’s proposed export terminal in Longview. Infrastructure improvements to the rail system would allow trains bound for the export terminal to travel faster, thereby minimizing traffic delays. Upgrades would allow trains to run at… Read more »

Cowlitz County Home Sales Improve

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The economic crisis devastated communities across the country – but Cowlitz County was particularly hard hit. At the height of the recession local unemployment nearly hit 15 percent. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent, Cowlitz County’s unemployment rate has been at or near 11 percent for the majority of 2012. Thankfully, signs… Read more »

Pathways 2020 Releases 2013 Cowlitz County Quality of Life Report

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Pathways 2020 recently released its annual report entitled “Cowlitz County Community Report Card 2013,” which outlines the quality of life milestones seen achieved over the past year. Founded in 1999, Pathways 2020 is a non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cowlitz County through collaborative partnerships, resource mobilization, strategic planning and program… Read more »

Millennium Welcomes Back SEMI High Tech U

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This spring, Millennium welcomed back SEMI High Tech U – an international program dedicated to encouraging student interest in high tech career pathways. Millennium hosted SEMI U students last year and was delighted to work with the program again in 2013. At Millennium, students spent time with our staff discussing career development, chemistry and nanotechnology…. Read more »

We Are Millennium | Part I [VIDEO]

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“This site has supported me and my family for my entire life.” At Millennium, everyone is family. For some of our employees, Millennium is the best job they have ever had. Gena Ramey and Dave Gillihan have been working at this site for more than thirty years. For example, Michelle Alward grew up on our… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Building Bridges Regional Business Showcase

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Millennium is committed to supporting local business in Cowlitz County. That’s why we proudly sponsored the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce annual business expo. The Building Bridges Regional Business Showcase took place this spring at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center. This annual expo is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to learn more about each other’s… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors 3rd Annual Ash Kicker 5K

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In May, Millennium helped sponsor the 3rd annual Ash Kicker 5K – Cowlitz County’s largest adventure run, packed with obstacles like mud pits, a field of balance beams, and vertical wall climbs. In its first two years Ash Kicker raised over $400,000 for United Way of Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Counties. This year’s race benefited a number of… Read more »

We are Millennium [VIDEO]

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“They offer so much to the community for more employment, a great working atmosphere and just a home, family-type business.” Meet the Millennium team – a family of local residents dedicated to revitalizing our industrial brownfield site. Millennium is dedicated to bettering the lives of our family and neighbors through the creation of hundreds of… Read more »

Lower Columbia College Hosts the Washington Council on International Trade to Discuss International Trade Competitiveness

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This spring, Lower Columbia College is hosting a lecture series focused on Cowlitz County’s growing international trade economy. As part of the series, Eric Schinfeld, president of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT), visited Longview to discuss the challenges and opportunities in maintaining Washington’s international competitiveness. Schinfeld’s presentation focused on the findings of a… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors Chamber’s “State of Education Quarterly Luncheon”

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Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey addresses the crowdMillennium recently sponsored the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce’s “State of Education Quarterly Luncheon.” The event included speeches from Rob MacGregor, superintendent of Kelso Schools, Dr. Suzanne Cusick, superintendent of Longview Schools, and Chris Bailey, president of Lower Columbia College. The event focused on new challenges and… Read more »