Quietly doing business in Lockwood, east of Billings, is a company that has high aspirations of becoming the premier provider of rig mats for oil fields across the country.
While Rig Mats of America does all kinds of manufacturing and steel fabrication for oil field customers, they are focused on introducing the industry to a better rig mat – one that out performs all competitors.
A Bozeman business received special recognition for its innovativeness during the Family Business Day celebration in Bozeman, an annual event of the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Montana State University in Bozeman.
Laundry Loops set out to solve an age-old problem—keeping clothing sorted throughout the laundering process, especially when doing commercial sized loads for teams and other large groups of people.
Lariat Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm formed earlier this year by co-founders/managing partners Kevin Mitchell and Jay Coughlon, has announced its investment in two specialty agriculture businesses based in Montana. The firm has acquired a significant interest in Northern Seed, LLC, located in Butte, and has provided the capital for Northern Seed's investment in Westfeeds, Inc. headquartered in Billings.
A readily recognized name in the construction business in Billings, Langlas & Associates was awarded the Family Business Award in the large business category (more than 50 employees) by the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University in Bozeman.
Economists at the Montana Department of Commerce have projected that a 16-county region in eastern Montana could grow from a population of about 80,000 to 110,000 from 2010 to 2030 – if the state produces the amount of oil that geologists believe is possible to produce in Montana.
Recognized as an outstanding new business during the Family Business Day celebration in Bozeman was Drange Apiary of Laurel. Each year the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University in Bozeman celebrates family businesses in Montana with the presentation of awards to some of the state's best.
Susan Maher, the former chief information officer for Salud Family Health Centers in Colo., is the new chief information officer for EBMS, a health risk management company with headquarters in Billings, and branch offices in Denver and Portland.
Clausen and Sons is now a third generation contractor that was established in 1960 by Pete Clausen in Malta. As a well-established and successful family business it was recognized in the "Old Business" category of the Family Business Awards, presented annually by the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University in Bozeman.
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