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Governor Bullock Praises Montana Businesses For Stepping Up In Producing PPE To Respond To COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding is available through the Montana Business Adaptation Program to help businesses mask up.

 


Montana – Governor Steve Bullock today praised Montana companies for pivoting their normal operations to produce cloth face masks, 3D-printed face masks, face shields, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, and reminded businesses that funding is available to help support masking up.

“Large and small Montana producers have stepped up in a big way to meet the demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Bullock said. “As we ask Montanans to mask up, social distance and remain vigilant when it comes to sanitizing, you can also support Montana-made companies making products to keep our fellow Montanans safe.”

More than 75 Montana businesses have stepped up to make in-demand products and have adapted quickly through the support of the Montana Department of Commerce, Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) at Montana State University. MMEC partners with and is funded through Commerce. Some of these companies have also received grant funds through the Montana Innovation or Business Stabilization programs created in response to the pandemic.

Businesses that need to purchase protective gear like masks and hand sanitizer may be eligible for reimbursement through the Montana Business Adaptation Program. Organizations may be reimbursed up to $5,000 for eligible expenses. Apply at COVIDRELIEF.MT.GOV.

Going from making pedicabs to protective face shields like Bonner-based Coaster Cycles, or from making world-class Gortex fly fishing waders to sewn surgical gowns like Bozeman-based Simms Fishing – these Montana-made companies are doing what they can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sewn face masks: Mystery Ranch, Bozeman; West Paw, Bozeman; Red Ants Pants/Bearpaw Outfitters, White Sulfur Springs (200 cap/week); Pintlar Medical, Philipsburg; ReCreate Designs, Polson (500 cap/week); Glacier Clothing, Columbia Falls; Sauce, Bozeman; RoseAnn Stahl, Lewistown; Montana Rugged Wear LLC, Harlowton; Montana Robe Company, Belgrade; Bamy Organic and More, Darby; BCozy Montana, Missoula; JaxHat Montana, Missoula; Juanita Cole Crasco, Fort Belknap - [email protected] yahoo.com; Rhonda Cromwell, Scobey, 406-480-1828; Mudslinger Studios, Columbia Falls; 406 Masks, Bozeman; Montana Linen Supply, Belgrade; Bozeman Batiks, Bozeman; The Last Best, Missoula; Be Kind, Red Lodge; Hartstone Designs, Kalispell; Zoo City Apparel, Missoula; Gabmasks, Billings; DNA Embroidery, LLC,  Greycliff; Gods Will Only Foundation Inc., Arlee’ Lions Head Enterprise, Billings; BearPaw Outfitters, Billings - [email protected]; The Hamilton Group, Ltd., Columbia Falls; Think Local, Billings - [email protected]; Damsel Fly Fishing, Belgrade; Noteworthy Paper & Press, Missoula; Masks for Heroes, Inc., Bozeman; Big Sky Canvas, Bozeman

3D-Printed Face Masks: Montana Silversmiths, Columbus; H-Parts Mining, Billings; Thompson Precision, Kalispell; Tuscano Machining, Big Timber; Autopilot, Bozeman; Salient Technologies, Bozeman; Montana Masks, Billings’ Overgressed Geckos, Billings - [email protected]; Thorsen Enterprise, Big Fork

Plastic Injection Molded Face Masks: Spark R & D, Bozeman; PDM, Manhattan; Blackhawk, Manhattan; West Paw, Bozeman; Diversified Plastics, Missoula; Cold Avenger, Missoula; Salient Technologies, Bozeman; Creative Sales, Columbia Falls.

Plastic Face Shields: Coaster Cycles, Bonner; Applied Materials, Kalispell’ Devi’s Frames Unlimited dba Frames Unlimited & Engraving, Libby’ A Better Way of Life, Missoula; Lions Head Enterprise, Billings; Zybergraph, Billings.

Hand Sanitizer: Diamond Products, Helena; Gulch Distillers, Helena; Headframe Spirits, Butte; All American Pharmaceutical; Wildrye Distilling, Bozeman; Dry Hills Distillery, Bozeman; Bozeman Spirits, Bozeman; Montgomery Distillery, Missoula; Westslope Distillery, Hamilton; Glacier Distilling, Coram; Willie’s Distillery, Ennis; Spotted Bear Spirits, Whitefish; Whistling Andy, Bigfork; Trailhead Spirits, Billings; Crawford Distillery, Havre; Freyja’s Magic, Whitefish; Meadowlark Brewery, Sidney; Farmhouse Candle Company, Hot Springs; Mountain Fresh, Belgrade - [email protected]; Infinite Beauty SMP LLC, Billings, [email protected]; Day Spa Body Basics, Missoula; Rattlesnake Creek Distillers, Missoula; Windrift Hill, Conrad; Rock Creek Soap, Billings; Botanie Natural Soap Inc, Bonner.

If you know of a local business making masks or other items to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is not listed here, please email [email protected] to get them added to this list.

 

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