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MMEC December 2022 Manufacturing News

2022 in Review: Montana Manufacturers Move Forward with Optimism and Drive  

November 2022 Montana Manufacturing News

SkillBridge: Connecting Veterans with
New Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Industry Sees Significant Earnings Growth

A recent report reveals the wood products and food-and-beverage sectors are experiencing some of the highest earnings in Montana as the state outpaces the nation’s manufacturing growth

The quiet manufacturing revolution that’s transforming America – The Titanium Economy

Unsung, highly innovative companies all over the U.S. are proving that it’s still possible to make things in this country.

Flathead Valley manufacturers turn out breadth of products while facing range of challenges

Manufacturers are a unique piece of the Flathead Valley economy.

October 2022 Montana Manufacturing News

At a manufacturing best practices conference in Chicago last month, the VP of Global Procurement and Supply Chain at the OshKosh Corporation, Sean Ketter, was asked what supply chain issue keeps him up at night. His answer? Cybersecurity. NOT the cybersecurity at his own company, but the cybersecurity of all his suppliers. As he put it, if suppliers can’t produce because their ERP system is locked up, then he can’t keep his own factories running.

Manufacturing remains strong part of Montana economy with MMEC’s help, report says

“Montana manufacturers have shown tremendous resilience over the last two years,” said MMEC Director Paddy Fleming. “They not only survived the pandemic, but many of them found innovative ways to grow and prosper. Manufacturing represents a significant and growing contributor to Montana’s economy.”

September 2022 Montana Manufacturing News

Are You Ready for Manufacturing Day?

What the CHIPS Act means for Montana – Butte’s REC Silicon

Significant to Montana is the bill’s support for silane gas production, which is used to produce semiconductors. The world’s largest supplier of the gas, REC Silicon, has a factory on the outskirts of Butte. REC Silicon employs nearly 300 people at the facility and has been recognized by the White House as a potential candidate for domestic expansion of silane gas production.

MMEC Events E-Blast – Registration Now Open for Lean Lego Workshop in Missoula