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Crowley Donates Land to Help Nenana Tortella Council on Aging with Needed Expansion

10/22/2013 01:50 pm

(Anchorage, AK; October 22, 2013) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum distribution group recently completed the sale of 2.836 acres of unimproved land to Nenana Tortella Council on Aging for a mere $500. The lot, which has a market value of $25,000 upon recent appraisal in 2013, will be used by the council as a community match which is required to secure additional funds for a desperately needed new Senior Center.

The vacant land is adjacent to the Meda Lords Senior Living Center, owned by the council, and therefore presents a likely fit for the council’s expansion plans. The number of citizens in the community has continued to grow while the size of the council’s current building has not.

“The Council is an honest and well-run organization that continues to do good things for the senior residents of Nenana,” explained Crowley’s Captain Endil Moore, freight distribution manager in Nenana.  “We were happy to help further their cause of providing nutrition, transportation and support services by donating this piece of land.

“Crowley has always been a staunch supporter of the community of Nenana, particularly the Nenana seniors,” said Vickie Moyle, executive director, Nenana Tortella Council on Aging.  “Crowley is one of the few large corporations that strives to have a positive impact in and around the communities in which they do business.”

Crowley’s Nenana terminal serves as a loading port for barges making fuel and freight deliveries to communities on the upper Yukon River, including company owned tank farms in Fort Yukon and Galena. As many as 12 Crowley staff are employed seasonally operating the terminal under long term lease from the Port of Nenana.

Crowley continues to position itself as a leader in the Alaska fuel industry, providing transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska. Crowley supports the energy industry on the North Slope with summer sealifts of large production modules and various marine transportation services. At the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, Crowley provides tanker escort and docking services in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Ship Escort/Response Vessel System, utilizing some of the most technologically advanced and powerful tugboats in the world. To learn more about Crowley in Alaska, visit: www.crowleyalaska.com.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.

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