Led by K.C. Walsh, President of Simms Fishing Products, and Mike and Bert Robins, Founder and Co-Founder of SeaCast, Inc., the Manufacturing Key Industry Network (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s manufacturing industry. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives to facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Manufacturing KIN Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • K.C. Walsh, Simms Fishing Products, Bozeman (Co-Chair)
  • Bert Robbins, SeaCast Inc., Marysville, Wa. (Co-Chair)
  • Mike Robbins, SeaCast Inc., Marysville, Wa. (Co-Chair)
  • Neal Blossom, American Chemet Corporation, East Helena
  • Gary Byers, Creative Sales, Columbia Falls
  • John Elsberry, Crazy Creek Products, Red Lodge
  • Britt Fred, Northwest Paint, Bonner
  • Ken Green, Timberline Tool, Whitefish
  • Mike Groff, PDM, Manhattan
  • Jim Haider, GTUIT, Billings
  • Larry Hall, S&K Electronics, Ronan
  • Bill Harp, General Mills, Great Falls
  • Doug Hein, ATK Accessories-Plastics Center, Manhattan
  • Susan Humble, Anderson Steel, Great Falls
  • Ken Johnson, CM Manufacturing, Missoula
  • Tracy Lofstrom, CleanWaste, Belgrade
  • Casey Malmquist, SmartLam, Whitefish
  • Jim Markel, Red Oxx Manufacturing, Townsend
  • Pat Miller, PFM Manufacturing, Townsend
  • Karl Moritz, Lattice Materials, Bozeman
  • Steve Muellner, Montana Silversmiths, Columbus
  • Scott Ogeka, West Paw Designs, Bozeman
  • Eric Smith, Boeing-Helena, Helena
  • Spencer Williams, West Paw Design, Bozeman
  • Bryan Wood, Wood’s Powr-Grip, Laurel
  • Jim Wright, Proof Research, Columbia Falls