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  • 1889 Wild West Co.
    • Produce the world famous iconic red mills, flakers, and presses. 
  • Acela Truck Company
    • Military grade vehicles available to the commercial market at a fraction of the cost of less capable products. Used for high water rescue.
  • Aqua Creek Products
    • ADA compliant pool lifts that allow people with limited mobility to have easy access to life-improving aquatic therapy and recreation.
  • Aspen Grove Farm
    • Small family owned berry farm specializing in honeyberry production, butter, jams, and syrup.
  • Aurora Technologies, Inc.
    • Deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly to make transportation safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient.
  • Avanlee Care Inc.
    • Nationally available Avanlee Care app, an all-in-one solution to aid children of aging adults by offering a comprehensive set of tools to help provide better community and care.
  • Becky’s Berries
    • Handcrafted in Absarokee, handpicked ingredients made in small batches. Jellies, jams, syrups and more.
  • Bedrock Sandals
    • Lighter weight, more freedom feeling sandal for outdoor and everyday needs. Mountain Clog, first closted-toe shoe was released in 2023.
  • Big Sky Precision
    • World leader in custom quick release pins for hitches, wheelchairs, and more.
  • Big Sky Rod Boxes
    • Most functional and durable fly rod carrier, securely holds four to six rigged fly rods and reels while traveling hole-to-hole.
  • Blackfoot River Brewing Co
    • Handcrafted Single Malt IPA made with only the finest ingredients.
  • Blackhawk
    • A flagship product Blackhawk’s Dynamic Entry line, the MonoShock Ram was designed to assist law enforcement and first responders by providing them with an elite breacher’s entry ram in order to gain access to enclosed spaces. This tool features an electronically non-conductive, non-sparking construction and is incredibly durable. Its innovative design promotes safer operation by reducing impact stress to the operator.
  • Blaine Mountain Salsa Works
    • Hand-cut, hand-crafted, locally grown off the vine tomatoes are used for this Montana made salsa.
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery
    • Made with 100% Montana sourced-corn, and pure Rocky Mountain water, Montana Cold Spring Huckleberry Vodka is naturally flavored with the characteristics of the famous wild mountain huckleberry.
  • Brixtel Defense
    • Produces high quality small, medium, and large caliber ammunition to empower the United States Armed Forces and its Allies.
  • Coaster Cycles
    • Pedicab turned delivery bike, enable products and services to be delivered in congested areas, difficult to get trucks to. Bike cargo systems are manufactured in Bonner.
  • Cool Earth Creamery  (Mont-Dulce, LLC)
    • Local, plant-based company creates plain, chocolate, and cold brew oat milk while protecting the environment.
  • Crazy Creek Products
    • Durable, long-lasting, portable chairs for hikers, campers, boaters, and sportsmen. Pack table with adjustable legs that allow for use on all types of terrain, ideal for backcountry.
  • Earlywood
    • Handcrafted cooking tools made of durable hardwoods.
  • Education Logistics, Inc.
    • Edulog student transportation management system from Education Logistics is used daily to efficiently transports students and has since become the industry leader.
  • Fiber Reaper
    • Fiber Reaper grips and restrains cables faster, easier, and more secure than other cable clamps. 100% American made products.
  • FlasKap
    • Innovative drinkware solutions, the Madic and FlasKap allow you to customize each sip with a shot, chaser, and anything in between.
  • Flathead Threads
    • Lake based apparel – garments and hats created with a unique topography concept map design of Flathead Lake.
  • glassybaby
    • Hand-blown glass votive and drinking glasses, with color, and light, for people who love to give kindness.
  • GrainMaker
    • Family-owned manufacturer of high-quality, hand-operated grain and grinding mills. Mills produce nutritious, freshly-ground flour; flake cereals and grains; grind coffee, nuts and seeds; and press fresh sorghum. Every mill is built by hand in Montana and backed with an heirloom guarantee.
  • Headframe Spirits
    • Each spirit is a unique blend of premium Montana ingredients distilled in hand-made, continuous-flow stills.
  • Hollywood Western Wardrobe
    • Recreations of wardrobe and accessories worn in TV and movie westerns of the past.
  • Jax Upcycled
    • Accessories made using secondhand clothing.
  • Kettle Care Botanicals
    • Hand-crafted cremes and lotions made with raw Montana beeswax.
  • Lattice Materials
    • Infrared lenses and windows for critical military and scientific applications.
  • Lifeline Farm, Dairy, and Creamery
    • Oldest certified farm in Montana. Produce whole, reduced fat and skim milk in gallons and half gallons, all of which are “cream-at-the-top” or non-homogenized, processing any additional milk into cheese.
  • Maztech Industries
    • The X4-Fire Control System is a programmable, multi-sensor scope mount that projects a digital reticle into the marksman’s field of view. This display compensates for ballistics, environmental conditions, and orientation, providing a complete aiming solution. The ability to make precise first-round impacts is due to Maztech Industry’s precision optical manufacturing practices and use of state-of-the-art sensor technology.
  • Memory Collect
    • Online site that allows a host to easily create a custom website to honor someone (or group) celebrating a lifetime occasion.
  • Metal Tech, LLC
    • Decorative artwork, wrought iron, industrial, agricultural, motor sports, metal fabrication, steel, aluminum, stainless, rig welding and onsite plasma services for both commercial and residential.
  • Montana Cool Trading Co.
    • Wild West Street Scene diorama of different store fronts typical of the Old Wild West.
  • Montana Instruments
    • Premier optical cryostate capable of reaching temperatures below 3K (-454F), offering ultra-low noise environment. Used for fundamental materials research to quantum computing.
  • Montana Knife Company
    • Each and every MKC blade is hand-finished right here in Montana. From the design, the steel, to the handles and screws – everything is made and built in the USA.
  • Montana The Magazine of Western History
    • Published since 1951, Montana the Magazine of Western History showcases the people, places, and events that shaped the state and the west.
  • Nomad GCS
    • The Tactical Command Vehicle (TCV) is a unique mobile command concept. TCV brings Montana roots and features like high ground clearance, off-pavement prowess, and broadband connectivity in remote places—to customers worldwide, representing defense, public safety, emergency operations, telecommunications, and utilities. Local MT engineers, craftspeople, and IT professionals make it all possible.
  • Noreen Firearms LLC
    • Miniature .50 BMG Rifle
  • OilBud Oil Coolers
    • OilBud oil cooler utilizes aircraft-quality materials; designed to fit descreetly between Harley Davidson’s frame rails, it preserves the motorcycle’s sleek design.
  • Qwik-Char
    • Charcoal tray that converts gas grill to burn charcoal or propane.
  • Rattlesnake Cable Company
    • High-quality custom guitar and instrument cables.
  • Resonon Inc
    • Hyperspectral Imaging Camera.
  • Rock Creek Soaps
    • High-quality soap and skin care products comprised of natural, sustainable ingredients.
  • Rocky Mountain Twist
    • Industrial cutting tools.
  • Satic USA
    • Satic’s Power Perfect™ product line is a culmination of recent advancements made in clean power technologies achieved by industry leaders.
  • Simms
    • G4Z Stockingfoot wader brings best-in-class waterproof breathability, rugged durability and unmatched comfort to the remote coordinates and unforgiving conditions you call home.
  • SK Skinkare
    • Handmade tallow balms made from pasture-raised Montana tallow for clean and simple skincare for the whole family to use.
  • Skooblevart
    • Bags for travelers designed to thwart pickpocketers.
  • SmartDorm
    • Utilizes new innovations to establish smart energy infrastructure for large-scale housing facilities. Uses integrated suite of hardware and software to provide end-to-end facility management.
  • Soil Diva
    • Liquid products for organic and conventional agriculture producers. Naturally benefits crops and soil.
  • Spark R&D
    • Splitboard bindings designed for both uphill and downhill backcountry travel.
  • StackJam
    • Hand-crafted STEM games for kids that use colorful wooden game pieces with embedded magnets.
  • Sweetgrass Fly Rods
    • Bamboo Fly Rods built with dedication to detail, craftmanship, and the sport of fly fishing.
  • The Good Stuff Botanicals
    • Versatile moisturizer renowned for healing and protective properties. Initially developed to treat eczema but also serves as a moisturizer, first aid ointment, and natural sunscreen.
  • Tilden Custom Jeans & Clothing
    • Custom made jeans and shirts with the last American tradition denim created on traditional looms.
  • TowHaul
    • Off-highway Lowboy Trailers and Tow Truck Equipment.
  • TrussLox LLC
    • Temporary truss bracing system for contractors and builders.
  • Tumblewood Teas
    • Selection of the finest quality teas, including traditional single-estate varieties to new and exciting blends.
  • Tuscano Machine
    • High-precision parts and prototypes made from a variety of materials for a broad range of industries and applications.
  • Vision Aerial
    • Industrial drones for infrastructure inspection, methane leak detection, search and rescue, and other remote sensing applications.
  • Western Montana Specialty Foods, Inc.
    • Organic zucchini relish.
  • Windmill Pottery Montana
    • Large and small pottery steer skulls; hand-glazed and customized with flowers or other designs.
  • Woods Powr-Grip
    • Innovative equipment which uses vacuum to lift, hold, and position nonporous materials. Frequqently used for glass fabrication, window installation & glazing, sheet metal, stone slabs, insulated metal panels, and solar panels.
  • Yellowstone Pasta Company
    • Hand-crafted fresh pasta made by hand with Montana flour.

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