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Project manager’s CI improvement plan strengthens Carlile’s Tacoma warehouse

Wendell Hiser’s team pulled together to improve productivity, customer satisfaction, and employee morale. For Carlile Transportation Project Manager Wendell Hiser, Continuous Improvement isn’t just about implementing shiny new ideas—it’s the small details that matter the most. “Coming from air freight

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Trucker celebrates 20-year Carlile career

Tim Rogers’s advice: “Get in where you fit in.” Tim Rogers still remembers when his Army drill sergeant handed him orders to his first duty station: Alaska. “I just sat on the sidewalk and hung my head. Alaska? Are you

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NAC pilot boasts storied aviation background

Robert Fairbanks hails from Kotzebue, where he grew up unloading NAC planes. Pilot Robert Fairbanks joined Northern Air Cargo (NAC) just last year as a 737 First Officer, but his relationship with the iconic Alaskan company – and the whole

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Matthew Jarrett and Bill Lounsbery, Northern Air Cargo

In the eighth of a nine-part Q&A series, NAC Ramp Lead Matthew Jarrett and Cargo Services Supervisor Bill Lounsbery answer questions about their lives, careers, and nominations for this year’s awards. On March 26, 2020, an inattentive former employee threw

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Ed Rowe, NAMS

In the third of a nine-part Q&A series, NAMS Passenger Ramp Lead Ed Rowe answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. Northern Air Maintenance Services Passenger Ramp Lead Ed Rowe was nominated for  Safety Award

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NSE environmental compliance specialist finds home in Alaska

Kelly Willett: ‘We’re all more alike than we know; we just have to listen. Once we do that, we’re presented with new ways to connect and be excited about and for the people around us.’ Kelly Willett wears many hats:

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Young Brothers president celebrates first year at the helm

Jay Ana: ‘What will not change is YB’s commitment to this marketplace and the island communities.’ Throughout his career, Jay Ana has stayed true to the values instilled in him by his parents. “My parents made sacrifices and worked extremely

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Complementary maritime careers key to couple’s early success

Nic and Marjorie Zoretic spent the past decade navigating parallel sailing careers and now shoreside positions with Foss and TOTE maritime. Nic and Marjorie Zoretic first crossed paths at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

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Claims Controller finds passion in lost freight

Army veteran Laticia Rowe joined NAC 18 years ago after settling in Alaska. By Hilary Reeves It took Northern Air Cargo Claims Controller Laticia Rowe decades to find her dream career. Born and raised in Central Florida, she is the

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NAC Pilot takes life one adventure at a time

Soldier, musician, pilot (and amateur herpetologist) Adam Townley-Wren began flying for Aloha Air Cargo in 2014. By Hilary Reeves Northern Air Cargo 767 Captain Adam Townley-Wren was born in New Orleans to parents who met playing drums in Tulane University’s

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Army pilot survived combat helicopter crash, now flies for NAC

Fred Pollino’s devastating medical discharge from the U.S. Army left him unsure of his future. By Hilary Reeves Fred Pollino grew up the youngest of five children in Billerica, Massachusetts, a blue-collar suburb of Boston. The first time he boarded

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