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.