Since 1996, Kinross Fort Knox has been safely mining gold just north of Fairbanks for an ever-increasing market, focusing all the while on environmental responsibility and safety.
The company employs 630 year-round employees and 200 seasonal contractors, plus there are an estimated 1,200 support service jobs, adding $200 million in purchases from vendors to the local economy.
In addition to that, Kinross Fort Knox partners with 90 nonprofits in Interior Alaska, going beyond cash contributions to reach as many people as possible.
“This community is one of the most connected and close communities, supporting each other and respecting unique views,” said Anna Atchison, external affairs manager for Kinross Fort Knox. “KUAC Is one of the best ways people stay connected and receive relevant and important information.”
The company’s greatest impact on the area is human-focused. “Our employees all live here. They own homes and their kids attend school,” Atchison said. “They are vested in Fairbanks and the surrounding area. That’s how we remain an engaged and vital part of the community.”
Kinross Gold is recognized as the most responsible Canadian-owned mining company based on safety, environmental focus and impact to communities during and after production.
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