Montana Precision Products
A newly formed partnership between GE Aviation and SeaCast Inc. creates the capacity needed to meet increasing demand for product. SeaCast fabricates custom metal products and state-of-the art titanium castings. GE Aviation invests more than $1 billion annually in jet propulsion programs and is introducing more products than ever before. Joined as Montana Precision Products, the companies are building small structural casts, ducts and tubing for General Electric jet engines, including popular models for jet airliners. Finding highly skilled workers along with ready transportation at Montana Connections Business Development Park, GE and Seacast are boosting their production while boosting the local economy with added jobs.
FedEx's $8 million shipping transfer center in the Montana Connections Business Development Park was completed in August 2011. The 67-door cross dock facility is used as a gateway service center for shipments to and from Canada as well as a regional relay facility. The site was chosen based on the excellent access to both Interstate 15 (north-south) and Interstate 90 (east-west), inexpensive land and great access to a skilled and affordable work force. The 45,000 square foot building and accompanying site development were made possible in part due to support from the Butte-Silver Bow TID in the form of a $550,000 grant for soil work.
Seacast is a world leader in the production of precious investments casting. To broaden SeaCast's wide alloy capabilities, the company built a new titanium vacuum melting facility in Montana Connections Business Development Park near Butte, MT. Its Montana Connections foundry pours production titanium investments castings for industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Computer Hardware, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial Machinery, Marine, Medical, Military/Defense and Pumps.
As a leading global player in the production of high purity silicon materials, with 25 years of polysilicon manufacturing expertise, REC produces silicon materials at two US-based plants: Moses Lake, Washington and Butte, Montana. From its location in Montana Connections Business Development Park near Butte, REC produces solar grade polysilicon, electronic grade polysilicon and silane gas. These products are raw materials for the international solar and electronic industries. For example, polysilicon and/or silane gas are used in technologies to create MP3 players, flat panel displays, laptops, hybrid electric vehicles, plus ubiquitous solar panels.
From more than 60 locations across North America, over 600 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients for use in feed, food and renewable fuel markets worldwide. Products don't have much value unless they arrive on time. Scoular's strategic location in the Montana Connections Business Development Park is the most northern stop for the UP railroad which built the facility. The Spring and Winter wheat is purchased directly from the grower and trucked to the facility for storage and distribution.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload ("LTL"), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL service and value-added logistics services. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation. For more than 78 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. In 2012, the company was named as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine and ranked as the No. 1 National LTL carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study.
For more information contact:
Kristen Rosa TIFID Administrator
155 West Granite Street, Butte, MT 59701
Jeremy Gatz-Miller Business Development Manager
P.O. Box 3641, Butte, MT 59702