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LONGVIEW, WA — Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview (MBTL) is the 2017 winner of the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce’s “Workforce Education Best Practice Business Award.” MBTL received the award at a May 3 ceremony because of its continued support for programs that invest in youth and workforce education.

Millennium has hosted a portion of the Semi-High Tech U training for the last five years. Millennium is an active participant and sponsor of many local educational committees and initiatives, including the Workplace-Education Task Force, the Diesel Mechanics and CDL programs at Lower Columbia College, the Career Networking Fair, Career Success program, and was the Keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Welding Competition.  They have also partnered with the Eastern Washington University program at Longview Community College and Lower Columbia Transportation Association to provide the students exposure to the transportation industry. In addition to its involvement with the Chamber Education Foundation, Millennium has also provided its expansive terminals for Lower Columbia College’s CDL training.

“Millennium is honored to be recognized by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to workforce education,” said Gena Ramey, Human Resources Manager of Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview. “It’s been a privilege for Millennium to support local initiatives that enhance the skills of existing workers while preparing young people to join the workforce.  Investment in education is an investment in the future of our community.”

About Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview

Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview is an operating bulk materials port on the Columbia River which was initially home to an aluminum smelter. Millennium is committed to the environmental cleanup and redevelopment of this 1940’s era industrial site into a vibrant, world-class port facility that will create family-wage jobs and help keep Longview and Cowlitz County working.  In addition to the coal export facility, Millennium is actively seeking development of the site for other bulk commodity import and export opportunities.

Facts and Figures     

• 2,650 direct and indirect jobs
• $680 million private investment in Cowlitz County
• $43.1 million in state and local taxes during construction
• $5.4 million in state and local taxes each year when fully operational
• Supported by 15 labor unions and endorsed by Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce

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