County comissioners rebuke Ecology official over state coal review

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From The Daily News: Cowlitz County officials say the state may be putting the county in economic jeopardy by requiring excessive environmental review of the Millennium Bulk Terminals’ coal export project. The county commissioners blistered a representative of the state Department of Ecology about the matter at a hearing earlier this week. “We have competitors… Read more »

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Recognizes Millennium VP of Public Affairs

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At Millennium, our team is committed to ensuring that our facility meets the high-quality environmental standards expected of a bulk commodity export terminal.  We are fortunate to interact with local communities as well as regional and statewide agencies as we meet or exceed these standards. A guiding tenant of our work is environmental stewardship, and… Read more »

A Message from Bill Chapman, CEO of Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview

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Hello— During my thirty years as a lawyer working alongside my clients on projects, I’ve fought many battles to create better communities that value both economic development and a cleaner environment—that’s why working as CEO at Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview is just the right opportunity. We’re working to create a measurable impact in a… Read more »

Millennium Open House and Summer Barbecue Celebrates Longview Community

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On August 14th, we opened our doors to over 350 members of our community including former Reynolds employees, owners of local businesses, elected officials and families of supporters for our third annual summer barbecue. Like previous years, the event featured great food prepared by Millennium employees and their families as well as a speaking program… Read more »

Cowlitz Firefighters Train at Millennium Facilities

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In July, Cowlitz County firefighters visited Millennium to take part in training exercises designed to let firefighters practice real world scenarios in a safe and controlled environment. Millennium has an ongoing relationship with the firefighting crews from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, who were the recipients of 4 truckloads of surplus fire extinguishers from Millennium… Read more »

I am Millennium: Facility Family Stories

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Watch Millennium staff share stories about what makes their team great. In the video, Gena Ramey, office manager and human resources support, says of the Millennium team that, “these people are like one big family. When Joe Cannon came to this site originally he… handed me my roster and said ‘Who are your best people?’… Read more »

Cleanup Continues at Millennium

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The Millennium site cleanup reached an exciting new milestone this month as demolition began on the old Reynolds Metals buildings. This was a bittersweet moment for former Reynolds workers, many of whom had been at the plant for several decades. The cleanup of the former site includes the removal of several longstanding structures that housed the… Read more »

Support Industrial Cleanup in Longview

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Since 2011, Millennium has removed more than 200,000 tons of industrial material from its Longview, WA site – recycling more than two-thirds of it. We have conducted this removal without incident by prioritizing the safety of our employees and the environment. We will remain committed to these principles throughout this site’s redevelopment. The Washington Department… Read more »

Millennium Employees Play in Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic

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Last month, Millennium recently participated in the Lower Columbia Transportation Association (LTCA) Golf Hi-Jinx. LTCA was founded in 1937 and meets regularly to expand and grow all modes of transportation. This year, local businesses joined together to support the Dino Doozer Foundation, a charity that supports youth battling neurofibromatosis and cancer. At Millennium, we take pride in our engagement… Read more »

I am Millennium: Environmental Planning at Millennium

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Kristin Gaines, Vice President of Environmental Planning and Services, outlines Millennium’s main priorities and plans to protect the environment at the terminal. “As we look at the development of the coal export terminal, things that are at the forefront are health, safety, and the environment… We have taken time as the Millennium management team to tour a… Read more »

Governor Mead Tours Millennium Bulk Terminals

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This week, the governor of Wyoming traveled to Longview to visit with local officials and tour Millennium’s facilities. Governor Matt Mead spent three hours on a fact-finding mission viewing clean up, hearing plans for the coal export terminal and even touring a vessel docked at the site to unload alumina ore. During the visit, the… Read more »

I am Millennium: The Millennium Basics

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Get a video update from CEO Ken Miller on improvements to our facility. “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.” This terminal will encompass three fundamentals, “Good design, proper operating practices, and… Read more »

New Coalition Advocates for Fair and Timely Review Process for All Projects

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A new partnership of prominent Northwest business and labor groups is forming in order to advocate for pro-trade policies that are critical to Washington’s economy. They call themselves “Keep Washington Competitive” and their mission is to remind the public and state officials that trade supports 40 percent of Washington jobs. The coalition formed in response… Read more »

Recycling Fire Extinguishers

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Millennium with the combined efforts of Clear Water Environmental Inc. delivered 4 pickup truck loads of surplus fire extinguishers to Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue.  “I’m stoked! A lot of people are going to benefit from this,” Kirk Meller , Volunteer Coordinator with Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescues said.  Within the next couple weeks they… Read more »

I am Millennium: Permitting Timeline

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Wendy Hutchinson, Vice President of Public Affairs for Millennium, walks us through the permitting process for the Longview terminal proposal.  “What I’m most excited about at Millennium is the fact that we’re taking an industrial site that really has been languishing for the last ten years and we’re going to turn it into a revitalized… Read more »

The Alliance Weighs In

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The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports shared its take on the recently released scoping summary report for our proposal. Ted Sprague, Cowlitz Economic Development Council President, said it best, “The Millennium terminal represents an opportunity in Southwest Washington for expanded international trade. Forty percent of Washington workers depend on trade for a living and this… Read more »