Millennium Visits With Highlands Neighborhood Association

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The Highlands neighborhood – adjacent to Industrial Way, between Washington Way and Oregon Way, in Longview – was originally built to house workers from Robert A. Long’s lumber mill and their families. We recently met with the Highlands Neighborhood Association to discuss our proposed redevelopment plans at Millennium. About thirty Highlands residents gathered to speak… Read more »

Signs of Economic Recovery in Cowlitz County

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The economic crisis hit some places harder than others – Cowlitz County being prime example. 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. Recent trends suggest recovery is near – however. During this year’s State of the County… Read more »

Rick Pattison: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“It’s something that’s long needed for this community.” Meet Rick Pattison, a self-described “belt guy” at Millennium. Rick monitors the conveyor belts onsite to make sure the equipment is up-to-date and safe to use. A Longview native, Rick loves the family and church-oriented character of Longview. Rick is proud of the work Millennium has done… Read more »

Study: 40 percent of Washington jobs linked to international trade

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In September, the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle (TDA) released their International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State – an economic study that links 40 percent of Washington state jobs to international trade. On the importance of the study findings, Eric Schinfeld, president of WCIT, said, “Our elected… Read more »

Meet Kristin, Our Clean-Up Trailblazer [VIDEO]

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“I became an employee of Millennium with really one purpose in mind… to see this facility be redeveloped into a vibrant piece of the community here in Longview. In order to restore jobs to this site, we need to make sure our facilities are safe, our work is permitted, and that site clean-up moves forward… Read more »

Cleanup in Action: Millennium Dock Before and After Photos

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Over the past year, Millennium has reached some major milestones. Removing unpermitted structures has been a large part of our efforts. With the approval of multiple federal, state, and local agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we removed the unpermitted structures at our dock. Here are some dramatic before and after photos: BEFORE… Read more »

Gayland Brewer: I am 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 Gayland, part of our operations and maintenance team at Millennium. Gayland operates and maintains the onsite vehicles, equipment, boats, loaders and excavators. A Cowlitz County native from Castle Rock, he is excited to watch… Read more »

Danielle Ramey: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“All of us have been together for a long, long time and it feels like everyone’s family.” Meet Danielle Ramey, our administrative assistant. Danielle works onsite at Millennium with her mom Gena Ramey, our Human Resources Manager, and her dad Steve Ramey, a security guard. Danielle enjoys the diversity of her job, with new tasks… Read more »

Millennium Celebrates Squirrel Fest

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In August, Millennium employees joined our families and neighbors to celebrate the second annual Longview Squirrel Fest. “We were delighted to take part in the event. Even new traditions like Squirrel Fest speak to the hometown character you find here in Cowlitz County,” said Ken Miller, President and CEO of Millennium. The Longview Squirrel Fest… Read more »

Millennium hosts SEMI High Tech U for local students

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Millennium recently hosted 28 students from SEMI High Tech U – an engaging community program that focuses on students’ interests in science and technology. Students from R.A. Long, Mark Morris, Kelso, Loowit, Wahkiakum, Woodland and Napavine high schools, along with students from the Home School Network, spent the day in Longview exploring engineering design and… Read more »

Steve Ramey: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“Millennium can be one of those anchor companies. There was a big three here at one time now there’s only a big two and hopefully Millennium fills that third shoe again.” Meet Steve Ramey, a security guard at Millennium. Originally from Longview, Steve works alongside his family at Millennium. Steve’s wife, Gena, is our Human… Read more »

Millennium hosts the Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee

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Earlier this year, Millennium was asked to provide the Longview location for a meeting of the Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee (LCRHSC). The Harbor Safety Committee is an open forum comprised of public and private stakeholders in Oregon and southwest Washington with vital interests in assuring safe navigation to protect the environment, property and… Read more »

Jessi Alward: Lower Columbia College Student and Millennium Summer Hire

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Jessi Alward is joining the Millennium team during her summer break from Lower Columbia College. Working at Millennium is providing Jessi with work experience in office accounting—her focus in school. Jessi’s mom, Michelle Alward, also works at Millennium, along with her grandfather and brother. In fact, Jessi’s grandfather has worked at the former Reynolds smelter… Read more »

Millennium Site Cleanup Milestones

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Over the past year, Millennium reached some major milestones in our environmental cleanup. We removed 54,000 tons of material and recycled 74 percent of it. Materials we have removed from the site included: Approximately 30,000 tons of fly ash, More than 1.8 million gallons of thin stillage, or corn milk, a byproduct of ethanol production… Read more »

Millennium Welcomes Reynolds Employees

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Two particular characteristics recently helped land Longview on the Forbes list of America’s prettiest towns: its small town charm and riverside industry. In late July, Millennium hosted an open house for employees, their families and former Reynolds employees – celebrating more than 70 years at the old Reynolds site. The open house consisted of site… Read more »

Tate Lindsey: I am Millennium [VIDEO]

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“It’s going to bring a lot of revenue for the community; it’s going to help out everywhere.” Meet Tate Lindsey who works as a mechanic, laborer and operator.  Tate takes pride in working with Millennium because it’s a company that feels close to the community. Born and raised in Longview, Tate looks forward to Millennium… Read more »