Welcoming Another Alaskan Legend
Northern Sled Works is joining Airframes Alaska

Airframes Alaska has entered into an agreement to purchase Northern Sled Works, a fabricator of sleds ideal for winter camping, hunting, trapping, wood hauling and expeditions. The sleds are constructed of Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene and are known around the world for their versatility and strength, especially in the arctic conditions. It is an honor to be carrying on the traditions of the Doudna family who have been building these legendary sleds in Fairbanks, Alaska for over twenty-four years.

“I believe that Northern Sled Works will be a perfect complement to the Airframes Alaska group. I am excited about the future prospects for the sled business, as this fine company and their quality personnel will be able to take Northern Sled Works to the next level. With support staff and infrastructure already in place, and their reputation for a commitment to excellence, Airframes Alaska will help maintain Northern Sled Works' product line as the top winter freight sleds in the world. I have great confidence that Airframes Alaska will continue to produce high quality products and that they will treat our customers in the same high regard that we have always done.” said David Doudna, president of Northern Sled Works.

“I heard about Northern Sled Works’ strong reputation and high quality well before I ever met David. Our two companies share many of the same customers who are pursuing the same adventures and the same way of life. I look forward to learning from David and his crew in the coming months as we assume the reigns of this 100% Alaskan company. This is going to be a great partnership.” said Sean McLaughlin, CEO of Airframes Alaska.

Airframes Alaska’s Fairbanks team, led by Cliff Taylor, will be taking on production responsibilities. All sled products will be available in our Fairbanks, Palmer and Anchorage retail locations, as well as through a network of established resellers worldwide.

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August. We encourage you to check out the Northern Sled Works products at www.northernsledworks.com.

See the full press release here.

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