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Ready Mix and Quarry wins prize

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Ketchikan Ready Mix and Quarry has been selected as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HUBZone Contractor of the Year for 2017.

The U.S. Forest Service nominated the company for the honor that “celebrates the accomplishments of small businesses, individuals and groups,” according to an agency announcement. The HUBZone program encourages economic development in historically utilized business zones such as Ketchikan.

Owned by the Enright family, Ketchikan Ready Mix and Quarry has provided construction, concrete and gravel services in Southeast Alaska since 1994.

During that time, the company has done highway, street and bridge construction, road and bridge maintenence, roadside brushing and other types of work for the Forest Service, according to the announcement. Ketchikan Ready Mix is now working on a Forest Service project to relocate or replace nine bridges, as well as other road maintenance, on the Hoonah Road system.