Hoeven: Aldevron Groundbreaking Highlights Benefits of Tech Entrepreneurship

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the first phase of Aldevron's 189,000 square foot expansion, which will consist of increased production capacity, warehouse space and a research and development center. The new facility will connect to the $30 million headquarters the company opened last year and be built over the next two years, allowing Aldevron to employ more than 1,000 people in the Fargo area. Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne started Aldevron in a single la… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FAA Issues Waiver for North Dakota IPP, XCEL Energy to Conduct Broader Range of UAS Flights Without Visual Observer

Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued waivers for both the North Dakota's Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and Xcel Energy, allowing them to conduct a broader range of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights without a chase plane or other visual observers. The waivers come as the result of Hoeven's efforts with the FAA, including with Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, to help provide certainty for beyond-visual-line-of-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secured $32 Million for New National Guard Readiness Center

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined North Dakota National Guard leaders to break ground on a new Readiness Center for the Army National Guard. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $32 million in funding for the new facility, which will be used to house, support and train elements of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 191st Military Police Company and the 112th Aviation Regiment. "The North Dakota National Guard is always ready, always t… Continue Reading