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As baby boomers retire, German businesses turn to robots

At machine parts producer S&D Blech, the head of the grinding unit is retiring. With Germany’s acute labour shortage leaving few candidates to take on the skilled but dirty and hazardous manual work, the company will replace him with a robot.

BREAKING: Following Tester Push, Montana Receives Regional Tech Hub Designation

“Innovation can happen in any corner of America, which is why I’ve led the push to bring a Regional Tech Hub to Montana,” said Tester. “Today’s designation affirms what Montanans across our state already know to be true: there is untapped potential in rural America, and the Treasure State is ready to lead the nation in strengthening American security through domestic manufacturing and innovation. I’m proud to have led the charge to secure this competitive designation that will unlock new private and federal investments to turbocharge Montana’s economy, small businesses, and academic institutions.”

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center “Fall” into Training in October 2023

Our October training calendar is packed — Registration opens soon for these events. Learn more and save the dates!

Montana State receives $400,000 to help manufacturers develop resilient supply chains

“This is going to allow us to expand our work with Montana manufacturers to help them build supply chains that are more reliable because they’re based around other manufacturers like them in the U.S.,” West said. The effort could also open new market opportunities for Montana companies as they provide goods that other manufacturers in the U.S. need, she added.

MMEC April 2023 Manufacturing News

MMEC is thrilled to welcome Claude Smith back to our staff! He rejoins MMEC as our statewide Food and Process Specialist.

MSU’s Montana Manufacturing Extension Center launches apprenticeship program

The Certified Manufacturing Associate Apprenticeship is a one-year program that combines on-the-job training with online technical classes on topics like safety, math and measurements, manufacturing processes, and quality control.

Coming Up Soon — Trainings and Events for Manufacturers

See the full calendar of MMEC events.
See our website or contact us for more information on training services. We work with manufacturers of all types and sizes to provide the right services and resources for you.

March Events for Montana Manufacturers

Take advantage of these events to connect and improve.

February 2023 Montana Manufacturing News

MMEC has a new partnership with the Pacific Northwest Mission Accelerator Center, which facilitates technology collaborations with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bozeman Landed Hyundai’s New Horizons Studio R&D Center. Now Montana Is On The Hunt For More Manufacturing

Now a consortium of government, academic and business leaders in the state, including the Montana Manufacturing Association under the Montana Chamber of Commerce, has been working for the past few years on a collection of other attractions to draw one specific kind of newcomer to Big Sky Country: manufacturers.