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Think Office, LLC Acquires BiNW of Alaska
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Think Office, the exclusive Knoll dealership in Alaska and an Associated General Contractors of Alaska member, acquired BiNW of Alaska, the exclusive Herman Miller dealership, another longtime AGC member, in December.

Think Office is a veteran owned and operated furniture and architectural products dealership based in Anchorage, serving all of Alaska. The company incorporates a project management approach to providing workspace solutions, planning and installations services, and quality products for organizations of all sizes in corporate, education, healthcare, and government environments.

“As we’ve expanded our operation, we have embraced our philosophy and brought an exceptional group of people together and an even broader portfolio of solutions. I want to thank teams at Think Office and BiNW of Alaska for their efforts which enabled us to make this transaction possible. Our team is committed to the success of our client’s projects and the long-term success of their businesses,” says Rod Young, president of Think Office.

With this acquisition, Think Office will become the exclusive MillerKnoll dealership in the state of Alaska. The company has absorbed employees that were working for BiNW of Alaska into its fold to be able to take on the larger operations. The newly combined team will continue doing business as Think Office, LLC.

AGC of Alaska Hires Training and Workforce Development Coordinator
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Ruby Oatman joined the Associated General Contractors of Alaska team in October as AGC’s new training and workforce development coordinator. Oatman is a born and raised Alaskan from the Copper River Basin. After graduating high school, she left the state to attend college but returned home every summer to work construction, starting off as a laborer at the trans-Alaska pipeline system terminal and ending as a grade checker on road projects. After completing her degree, she moved back to Alaska and spent the next six years teaching in an isolated village in the Pribilof Islands, returning home to Gakona every year to tend the family fish wheel and play in the woods with her two sons. She now resides in Eagle River and returns home as often as possible.

Construction has always been a big part of her life and is something she is truly passionate about. In addition to her time spent in the industry, her husband, father, mother, and two brothers all have successful careers in the industry. She is equally passionate about education and helping to shape the best future possible for Alaska’s future generations.

Since she was hired in October, she has focused on creating AGC’s new workforce development website; taking over all training programs; and connecting with contractors, students, and members to discuss workforce needs. She is very excited to be in this role at AGC, as she sees it as an opportunity to help build a better future for Alaska, its residents, and for future generations. Oatman is looking forward to meeting AGC members, hearing ideas, and collaborating on ways to improve our construction education and workforce.