Tom Spika and Spika Welding received the first-ever “Manufacturer of the Year” award today in Helena. The award was presented by the Montana Manufacturing Council, a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, at the biennial Trade & Manufacturing Day at the Capitol. Governor Steve Bullock attended the presentation.
“Spika Welding and Manufacturing is doing amazing work in the Heart of Montana,” said Webb Brown, President/CEO of the State Chamber. “Their maintenance stands for aerospace and military applications are a great example of new manufacturing in Montana.”
Spika Welding was also noted for their export business, selling in eight countries last year. Plus, their small, forty-plus employee company is a family enterprise, with Tom, wife Carol and daughter Katie involved in the business.
“It’s a humbling experience to get something like this (award) for a small company in the middle of Montana,” said Spika. “This recognizes that small companies can create and offer new employment opportunities to keep young people in our state and grow our communities and families.”
About Montana Manufacturing Council
The Montana Manufacturing Council (MMC) is the statewide association for manufacturers and their supporters. The MMC helps build manufacturing in Montana in several ways: connecting manufacturers and supporters to build business; advocating for legislation and rules that benefit manufacturing; supporting and promoting international trade; educating Montanans about the importance of manufacturing. Go to: www.MontanaManufacturingCouncil.com for details and photo.
for immediate release, as of 4 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2013