IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- An Idaho-based government contracting company owned by an Alaska Native corporation plans to hire 100 workers in 2012 as demand rises for its demolition, construction and hazardous-waste cleanup services.
North Wind Group of Idaho Falls says its Alaska operation should see significant growth as it builds a U.S. Air Force camp with housing, bathrooms, kitchens and eating areas.
It could also hire employees in northern Idaho.
The Idaho Statesman reports the company expects robust 2012 sales growth, on the strength of military and U.S. Department of Energy contracts.
The company's president, Sylvia Medina, started the company more than a decade ago but sold it to Cook Inlet Region Inc., the Southcentral Alaska Native corporation, in 2009. It has 350 workers, spread between Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Alaska and elsewhere.