ICF International Selected to Assist in Developing Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Millennium Terminal

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Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) have announced the selection of ICF International as the consultant to assist in developing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Cowlitz County, DOE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ICF will… Read more »

Scientists discover innovative energy extraction technique for coal

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The Ohio State University (OSU) Clean Coal Research Laboratory has discovered a coal energy extraction process that removes 99 percent of pollutants by releasing the heat from coal without burning it. The process, called “coal-direct chemical looping,” was discovered when lead researcher Liang-Shih Fan realized he could heat coal using a chemical reaction in a… Read more »

Lower Columbia CAP Celebrates Gena Ramey

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Image courtesy of the Lower Columbia CAP Facebook page Lower Columbia CAP recently featured Millennium’s Gena Ramey – our “plant mom” – on their Facebook page as the “human face of CAP.” Gena was recognized for her involvement with the CAP Foundation Board as well as her contributions to the community in her work with… Read more »

Millennium, Longview/Kelso Building & Construction Trades Sign Project Labor Agreement

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Millennium and the Longview/Kelso Building & Construction Trades recently agreed to terms of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for construction of our proposed coal export facility. This agreement furthers our commitment to creating family-wage jobs for workers here in Cowlitz County and encourages local sourcing of materials and supplies for construction whenever possible. “This agreement… Read more »

Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Visits Millennium

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Last week, the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce visited our site to learn more about Millennium’s work and future plans. The tour was part of the Chamber’s Tour de Chamber series – an outreach program for local businesses to connect with one another. Check out the photo below of our team welcoming the Chamber to… Read more »

Millennium Helps Highlands Neighborhood Association Move to New Location

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Millennium’s partnership with the Highlands Neighborhood Association (HNA) continues with our employees recently helping the community center move to its new location. “Millennium believes it’s important to give back to our community, and helping out the Highlands Neighborhood Association is one way we are able to do this,” said Dixie Bailey, Millennium’s Transportation Manager, who… Read more »

A Sign of Good Luck for the Year Ahead

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In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to share a recent photo of a rainbow that appeared over the Millennium facility taken by Trevor Simmons, our Vice President of Operations and Project Management.

Coal will remain cornerstone of American energy supply

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A recent report released by the office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski examined America’s energy and natural resource policies looking forward to the year 2020. The report’s findings show that coal energy remains key to an abundant, affordable, clean and diverse energy portfolio for the United States. The report examined coal energy under the following… Read more »

Robert Stewart: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“The commitment the company has towards the community – everything they try to do is localized to where we do any of our rentals, our purchases everything is done locally here. They wanted to embrace the community in all ways.” Meet Robert Stewart, our general manager at Millennium. Robert is proud of Millennium’s commitment to… Read more »

Look Back at Summer

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As we find ourselves in the midst of the long winter months, it can be easy to forget the activities of summer. Thankfully, we have this picture to remind us of all the great work Larry Bailey did this past summer to make our planter boxes beautiful. Larry volunteered to plant flowers for everyone to… Read more »

Millennium Sponsors Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Millennium recently sponsored the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts’ presentation of The Voca People. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is a beautiful restored facility offering high-quality entertainment that enriches the cultural lives of residents in Cowlitz County. The night was a great success with show attendees enjoying a lively musical performance.

Cleanup in Action: Before and after photos of Millennium courtyard

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Since moving to the site, Millennium has reached some major milestones in our efforts to develop our import/export facility in Longview. Our site cleanup activities have been a large part of our activity – starting with the removal of miscellaneous materials left by the site’s previous tenant including scrap metal and vehicles. Check out this… Read more »

Richie Allison: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“They’re here to clean this place up – going to help the county out tremendously as far as jobs.” Meet Richie Allison, a millwright – or maintenance worker – at Millennium. Richie is from Castle Rock and has called Cowlitz County home his entire life. He’s looking forward to the new, state-of-the-art systems Millennium’s proposed… Read more »

Millennium’s Donation Inspires Others to Give

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Over the course of several months, Millennium collected cash donations and recycled aluminum cans to fund the purchase of groceries for the Highlands Baptist Church food bank. When word spread about our cause, the North Kelso Baptist Church also made a generous cash donation. When we visited S & S Liquidators to purchase food with… Read more »

Columbia River Maintains International Competitiveness

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed a dredge sweep from the Columbia River off the Port of Longview. Routine maintenance dredging is needed at most docking facilities in this part of the Columbia River to ensure safe, navigable waterways. It is also a key factor in maintaining existing jobs, creating new jobs… Read more »

Wendy Hutchinson Joins the Millennium Team

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In January, Millennium welcomed Wendy Hutchinson to the team as our new vice president of public affairs. Wendy brings nearly 25 years of experience in site development, regulatory compliance and environmental mitigation.  Most recently, Wendy was the regulatory affairs manager for Thunder Basin Coal Company, owned by Arch Coal Inc.  She has also worked in… Read more »

Happy New Year from Millennium

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As we look back at the past 12 months, we’re incredibly proud of what a great year it has been for Millennium. In 2012, we celebrated a year without lost time accidents, submittal of permits for our proposed coal export terminal, site cleanup milestones and the reunion of old friends. Thank you to all of… Read more »

Michelle Alward: I Am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“I am very excited about Millennium. I feel like it will be here for a long time, creating good, family-wage jobs that are hard to come by.” Meet Michelle, Millennium’s accounting manager. For Michelle, Millennium is a family affair – her father and son both work onsite with her every day, and her daughter interned… Read more »

Millennium sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters Start Something Luncheon

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Millennium recently joined several others in Cowlitz County in sponsoring the Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest’s annual Start Something Luncheon. The event, held at the Cowlitz County Regional Convention Center, brought together local businesses, philanthropists, educators and government representatives to learn more about ways we can all work together to help our local youth… Read more »