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ASRC acquires Finite Holdings and subsidiaries

By Shady Grove Oliver

The Arctic Sounder

The Arctic Slope Regional Corp. announced last month it was taking on a new acquisition.

On May 24, ASRC said it had acquired Finite Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries: DACA Specialty Services, LLC and D2 Industrial Services, LLC.

"On behalf of ASRC's board of directors, I am pleased to welcome the talented employees of Finite, DACA, and D2 to the ASRC family of companies," wrote ASRC President and CEO Rex Rock Sr. in a release. "These acquisitions are an important step in the execution of the AIS strategy that we announced last September."

DACA is based in Atlanta, Ga., and works predominantly throughout the south doing construction and facilities maintenance and upgrades, including painting and cleaning.

"The additions of DACA and D2, respectively, to the AIS platform immediately augments the capabilities and geographic footprint of AIS's construction, maintenance, and repair operating group, positioning AIS to increase the value we bring to existing and new customers," wrote AIS President and CEO Greg Johnson in the release.

The AIS strategy refers to the recent push to develop and expand ASRC Industrial Services, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the corporation. According to ASRC, it's organized into groups focused on construction, maintenance, and repair; remediation and response services; and environmental engineering and professional services.

"I believe becoming a part of the AIS platform will provide additional opportunities for our talented workforce, allowing us to increase our service offerings for the benefit of our customers and ultimately increase our competitiveness," added Finite President David Joiner in the release.

LEO Network expands to include Canada, Mexico

By Shady Grove Oliver

The Arctic Sounder

The Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network has expanded to include both Canada and Mexico.

According to a release from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, there are now user hubs for Victoria, British Columbia, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in Canada and Ensenada, Baja California, in Mexico.

"We believe that the expanded network and our new hub partners will bring important perspectives on the impacts of environmental change on our shared ecosystems and biodiversity," said Cesar Rafael Ch?vez, executive director of the commission, in a release. "That includes the voices of everyday citizens, youth, scientists, and local and indigenous communities across Canada, Mexico and the United States."

The LEO Network can be accessed by smartphone or computer and allows contributors to ask questions or document animal sightings, weather events, and other environmental observations based on their location. That information is then shared with experts in a related field, who are able to analyze the information and share their feedback.

More information can be found at


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