Infrastructure for Cultural Tourism
Hála Café is the only restaurant located in Hydaburg, Alaska. In the Haida language, Hála means “to give a feast or host a social event.” The café has been doing exactly that since it opened its doors in July 2019.
Like many Tribes in Alaska, Hydaburg is remote and accessible only by boat or small plane. The creation of a café is especially important since there are no other social gathering places in the community. North Star Construction is very proud to be a part of this project.
North Star Construction worked with Hydaburg Cafe Association, Jon Wunrow Program Manager for the Tribe, and MRV architects on the Design/Build project to meet the community's needs and demands for an infrastructure to support Cultural Tourism. The Hydaburg Cafe/Laundrette project was a small but technical building project that was remotely located.
SEAFOOD PRODUCERS COOP
Seafood Producers Coop is the largest and most successful fishermen’s cooperative in North America, and it has built a worldwide reputation as the quality leader in the North Pacific seafood industry. Seafood Producers Cooperative is a commercial fishing co-op based in Sitka AK and Bellingham, WA. Co-op owned and operated by quality-oriented fishermen that produce the finest line-caught salmon, halibut, sablefish and albacore tuna.
In order to handle the company’s success and growth, SPC chose to work with North Star Construction from the earliest stages of planning their capital improvement project of building a new icehouse, loading dock & compressor room. North Star Construction’s Design/Build team was able to find economical long-term solutions for SPC to achieve their goals of an efficient plant layout and increased capacity.
ARMSTRONG KETA, INC.
Port Armstrong Hatchery
PORT ARMSTRONG, ALASKA
Port Armstrong Keta, Inc. is a private, non-profit company operating Port Armstrong Hatchery. They are dedicated to enhancing wild chinook, chum, pink and coho salmon for Alaska's fisheries.
Port Armstrong Keta and North Star Construction have partnered together over the last 30 years for many of the hatcheries capital improvements including their very first incubation building in 1979. Numerous other projects over the years included residence buildings, a raceway complex built on a large dock structure a small bridge and a new hydro building for 3 turbines.
Rockfish Enterprises is the facility owner for RMC Inc., a world leader in the manufacturer of the machine tool industry.
North Star assisted in the pre-construction planning phase and then constructed the 23,000 square foot addition to the existing building. Other project elements included extensive site work for the mitigation of stormwater run-off as well as street improvements mandated by the local municipality.
GCI COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING
New Communications Building
GCI Communications just installed a new marine fiber optic cable from Ketchikan to Juneau to bring high-speed internet service to Southeast Alaska. The building we built for GCl houses the computers and servers that pick up the cable where it comes ashore in Wrangell. In addition to the building, we installed an extensive grounding system at the site for the protection of the equipment.
PEARL OF ALASKA OYSTER FACILITY
Pearl of Alaska Oyster Facility is expanding their oyster farm capacity and required a larger facility for processing and shipping their 1st class pristine Alaska product all over the world. Their oysters end up in New York City, Tokyo and wherever really fine seafood is appreciated.
North Star Construction’s staff collaborated with Tom to design and build a practical and efficient new facility for running his operation and ensuring a top quality processing environment for their oysters.