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Kalispell Celebrates National Manufacturing Day With Lineup Of Events, 10/7-31

October 4, 2016View for printing

This year, 26 events have been scheduled from September 20 through October 28, and over 200 participants have attended events so far.

This Friday, October 7, National Manufacturing Day will be celebrated in Kalispell with Flathead Manufacturing Day and Series of Events, hosted by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and dispel any common misconceptions about the industry being redundant, unsafe, low-paying, and non-technical.

Tours on Friday will begin at 10:00am and run throughout the day. All events are free and open to the public, though registration is strongly encouraged since many tours will not accept walk-ins. Interested individuals should reserve their space at or call the Kalispell Chamber at (406)758-2803.

In 2015 Flathead Manufacturing Day was surrounded by 16 different events, involving over 700 community members. This year, 26 events have been scheduled from September 20 through October 28, and over 200 participants have attended events so far. Please see the following schedule of upcoming events.

4:00pm - Proof Research

5:00pm - Glacier Sun Winery

October 19 2:00pm - Kettle Care Organics

October 20 1:00-4:00pm Flathead Timber Tour

October 28 5:00 - 6:30pm - Falkor Defense/Sonju Industrial

October 6

11:00am - Northern Plastics

October 7

10:00am - Defiance Machine

11:00am - Applied Materials

12:00pm - Glacier Precast Concrete

1:00pm - Nomad Global Communication Solutions

2:30pm - FVCC's Center for Manufacturing Advancement

3:00pm - Ceres Bakery

New this year, the Kalispell Chamber has partnered with many are breweries and distilleries to begin a new scholarship program for a student in FVCC's new Brewing Science and Operations Program. A portion of sales from each of the following businesses will be matched by the Kalispell Chamber up to $500. The presentation of the final scholarship amount will be later this fall.

October 5: Beginning at 5:00pm at Tamarack Brewing Company

October 7: 12:00-8:00pm at Whistling Andy

October 10: 12:00-8:00pm at Spotted Bear Spirits

October 18: Beginning at 6:00pm at Flathead Lake Brewing Company

October 1-31: Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits

Members of the media that are interested in covering any of the tours should contact Kate Lufkin with the Kalispell Chamber at (406)758-2801 or

Kate Lufkin, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Convention & Visitor Bureau

15 Depot Park | Kalispell, MT 59901

(P) 406-758-2801 (F) 406-758-2805

Friday, October 7, 2016

Flathead MFG Day


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