By Karen Robes Meeks
Lynden Transport is doing its part to help students get back on track after a school in Kaktovik, Alaska, burned down in February.
Lynden drivers recently moved 12 modular buildings from Edmonton, Alberta and 13 from Wasilla, Alaska to Deadhorse, Alaska. Rolligons – large tire vehicles designed to traverse the sensitive tundra – brought them to Kaktovik. These modular buildings will become classrooms for students in the small Native Alaskan Village.
“The nearest school is 150 miles away so we need to get these buildings delivered as soon as possible,” said JD Lavender, Branch Operations Leader for Willscot, Lynden’s customer. “I have been impressed with the Lynden team and the drivers’ attention to safety” he said.
Prior to the fire, the school and gym was the heart and hub of the area.