Ketchikan Ready Mix and Quarry was presented the award by Regional Forester Beth Pendleton at the Tongass National Forest Forest Supervisor’s Office in Ketchikan on September 19. Pictured from left, Beth Pendleton, Harold Enright, Tammy Carroll, Loren Enright, Morgan Enright, and Contracting Officer Mari Meiners. (Forest Service photo by Paul Robbins Jr.)

Ketchikan Ready Mix and Quarry has been named the USDA HUBZone Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The local company was nominated by the U.S. Forest Service, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Ketchikan Ready Mix is owned by the Enright family and has offered construction, concrete and gravel services in Southeast Alaska since 1994. The business has done a variety of work for the Forest Service including road and bridge construction; road and bridge maintenance; and roadside brushing. The company is currently working on a Forest Service project to replace or relocate nine bridges, along with other road maintenance, on the Hoonah Road system.

The USDA HUBZone award program recognizes the accomplishments of small businesses, individuals, and groups. The program is meant to encourage economic development in historically under-utilized business zones – such as Ketchikan.