For years, Spenard contained one of many "red light districts" in the region (other red light districts were found in downtown Anchorage on Fourth Avenue, in Fairview, and in the nearby town of Mountain View). During construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, the City of Anchorage successfully cleaned up Fourth Avenue by literally bulldozing dozens of buildings. However, the proximity of Spenard to Anchorage International Airport resulted in unprecedented growth of bars, nightclubs, prostitution outlets, gambling clubs, and other disreputable businesses, which catered to pipeline workers laden with money after long stints in isolated construction camps. Today, Spenard still features a large number of bars and a somewhat higher rate of drunken crime than the rest of Anchorage, despite extensive efforts during the post-Pipeline era to "clean up" the community.
Ice men: to keep sales hot in the Alaska market, Spenard Builders Supply focuses on logistics and timing in serving an equal mix of pro, commercial, and consumer customers. (Dealer Of The Year).
Jan 01, 2003; A 17-year veteran with Lanoga, Ed Waite was named president of Spenard Builders Supply in January 1999. A University of...
Knowledge = productivity & performance: Alaska's largest building supply house emphasizes learning.(Distributor Spotlight: Spenard Builders Supply)
Oct 01, 2005; Anchorage, AK--Knowledge is power. That's true, and Spenard Builders Supply (SBS) has proven that sharing knowledge can...