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Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. (MTN News photo) Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. (MTN News photo)

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Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. 

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  • Montana Made: Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill

    Montana Made: Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill

    Tanner Vinecke, Sam Hoffmann and Jason Corbridge opened the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill on Montana Avenue in Billings last November.  (MTN News photo)Tanner Vinecke, Sam Hoffmann and Jason Corbridge opened the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill on Montana Avenue in Billings last November.  (MTN News photo)

    Tanner Vinecke, Sam Hoffmann and Jason Corbridge opened the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill on Montana Avenue in Billings last November.  

    Tanner Vinecke, Sam Hoffmann and Jason Corbridge opened the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill on Montana Avenue in Billings last November.  

  • Montana Made: Appleton Furniture

    Montana Made: Appleton Furniture

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-08-15 16:46:40 GMT

    When the couple is around town, they enjoy seeing their finished products in people's homes.

    When the couple is around town, they enjoy seeing their finished products in people's homes.

  • Montana Made: 504 Square Feet puts a different spin on pottery

    Montana Made: 504 Square Feet puts a different spin on pottery

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-08-08 14:10:32 GMT
    The pottery is inspired by Montana's landscapes (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)The pottery is inspired by Montana's landscapes (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)

    504 Square Feet of Billings has been putting a different spin on pottery for the last five years.

    504 Square Feet of Billings has been putting a different spin on pottery for the last five years.

  • Montana Made: Blackfeet designer aims for Paris Fashion Week

    Montana Made: Blackfeet designer aims for Paris Fashion Week

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-01 18:22:08 GMT
    Belinda Bullshoe is believed to the first-ever Native American designer to have her dresses shown during New York's Fashion Week.Belinda Bullshoe is believed to the first-ever Native American designer to have her dresses shown during New York's Fashion Week.

    Belinda Bullshoe said: “I thought New York was big, but Paris is just beyond.”

    Belinda Bullshoe said: “I thought New York was big, but Paris is just beyond.”

  • Montana Made: StoneTek of Belgrade

    Montana Made: StoneTek of Belgrade

    Customers sometimes need a little education before they see what StoneTek is all about.Customers sometimes need a little education before they see what StoneTek is all about.

    Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. 

    Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas.

  • Montana Made: Goertzen Adventure Equipment

    Montana Made: Goertzen Adventure Equipment

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-07-18 14:32:24 GMT
    Goertzen Adventure Equipment owner Joe Goertzen inside his Missoula shop. (MTN News photo)Goertzen Adventure Equipment owner Joe Goertzen inside his Missoula shop. (MTN News photo)

    What started as a hobby has grown into a lucrative career for one Missoula entrepreneur.

    What started as a hobby has grown into a lucrative career for one Missoula entrepreneur.

  • Montana Made: A.L. Swanson Craftsman Studios

    Montana Made: A.L. Swanson Craftsman Studios

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-07-11 14:19:11 GMT

    Fly fishing on Montana’s rivers is a past time native Montanan’s cherish and tourists who come from every corner of the country alike. 

    Fly fishing on Montana’s rivers is a past time native Montanan’s cherish and tourists who come from every corner of the country alike. 

  • Montana Made: Red Oxx luggage as rugged as the Big Sky

    Montana Made: Red Oxx luggage as rugged as the Big Sky

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-07-05 05:40:38 GMT
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    What Red Oxx products look like now are a far cry from its beginnings. The brand began in the fitness industry. 

    What Red Oxx products look like now are a far cry from its beginnings. The brand began in the fitness industry. 

  • Montana Made: Painless foot snares by Select-A-Catch

    Montana Made: Painless foot snares by Select-A-Catch

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-06-27 15:05:35 GMT
    The Universal Select-a-Catch foot snare is virtually pain-free and doesn't harm any size animal. (MTN News photoThe Universal Select-a-Catch foot snare is virtually pain-free and doesn't harm any size animal. (MTN News photo

    The Universal Select-a-Catch foot snare is virtually pain-free and doesn't harm any size animal. 

    The Universal Select-a-Catch foot snare is virtually pain-free and doesn't harm any size animal. 

  • Montana Made: Ray Holes Leather Care Products of Butte

    Montana Made: Ray Holes Leather Care Products of Butte

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-06-20 15:29:02 GMT
    Sarah Rowley is a fourth generation business owner, following a business plan to make the business a success story for decades. (MTN News photo)Sarah Rowley is a fourth generation business owner, following a business plan to make the business a success story for decades. (MTN News photo)

    A locally-owned business, using locally-produced materials, to make an internationally-sold product is the story of one Butte company.

    A locally-owned business, using locally-produced materials, to make an internationally-sold product is the story of one Butte company.

  • Montana Made: McFly, LLC of Whitefish

    Montana Made: McFly, LLC of Whitefish

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-13 15:56:20 GMT
    Kory and Liz McGavin's non-toxic insect baits are entirely produced in the Flathead Valley. (MTN News photo)Kory and Liz McGavin's non-toxic insect baits are entirely produced in the Flathead Valley. (MTN News photo)

    You can thank this week's Montana Made business for a product that puts pests in their place.

    You can thank this week's Montana Made business for a product that puts pests in their place.

  • Montana Made: Helena Industries

    Montana Made: Helena Industries

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-06 15:52:06 GMT

    Helena Industries provides services for people with disabilities and makes backpacks for the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies.

    Helena Industries provides services for people with disabilities and makes backpacks for the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies.

  • Montana Made: Giving back one Jelt Belt at a time

    Montana Made: Giving back one Jelt Belt at a time

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-30 18:35:09 GMT
    Jelt Belt's are manufactured at the Montana Women's Prison (MTN News/Paul Humphrey Photo)Jelt Belt's are manufactured at the Montana Women's Prison (MTN News/Paul Humphrey Photo)

    Manufacturing products in Montana is not necessarily easy, which can make it difficult for new companies to make their products in the state.

    Manufacturing products in Montana is not necessarily easy, which can make it difficult for new companies to make their products in the state.

  • Montana Made: Parker's Hangover Tonic

    Montana Made: Parker's Hangover Tonic

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:12:06 GMT
    Parker's Hangover Tonic is a Bloody Mary mix created by Amy Eisenzimer. (MTN News photo)Parker's Hangover Tonic is a Bloody Mary mix created by Amy Eisenzimer. (MTN News photo)

    Parker's Hangover Tonic is a hot sauce based Bloody Mary mix in concentrate form which means you can make 24 drinks from one 24 ounce bottle. 

    Parker's Hangover Tonic is a hot sauce based Bloody Mary mix in concentrate form which means you can make 24 drinks from one 24 ounce bottle. 

  • Montana Made: SIMMS Fishing Products of Bozeman

    Montana Made: SIMMS Fishing Products of Bozeman

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:25:48 GMT
    From a professional fishing guide with an idea to a major player in Montana business, SIMMS Fishing Products has seen it all. (MTN News photo)From a professional fishing guide with an idea to a major player in Montana business, SIMMS Fishing Products has seen it all. (MTN News photo)

    From a professional fishing guide with an idea to a major player in Montana business, SIMMS Fishing Products has seen it all.

    From a professional fishing guide with an idea to a major player in Montana business, SIMMS Fishing Products has seen it all.

  • Montana Made: Superior Hardwoods of Montana

    Montana Made: Superior Hardwoods of Montana

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-05-09 15:33:02 GMT
    Superior Hardwoods of Montana has been in business for 40 years in Missoula. (MTN News photo)Superior Hardwoods of Montana has been in business for 40 years in Missoula. (MTN News photo)

    A Missoula business has made it their mission to give historic Montana lumber a new life for over 40 years. 

    A Missoula business has made it their mission to give historic Montana lumber a new life for over 40 years. 

  • Montana Made: Live Life Clothing of Helena

    Montana Made: Live Life Clothing of Helena

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-05-02 14:59:23 GMT
    Live Life Clothing of Helena is changing the landscape of the apparel industry. (MTN News photo)Live Life Clothing of Helena is changing the landscape of the apparel industry. (MTN News photo)

    Live Life Clothing of Helena is changing the landscape of the apparel industry.

    Live Life Clothing of Helena is changing the landscape of the apparel industry.

  • Montana Made: World's best burger is made in Montana

    Montana Made: World's best burger is made in Montana

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-25 15:16:57 GMT
    The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo)The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo)

    The Burger Dive made their first appearance on the world stage in 2014 by winning the title of “Best of the Bash.”

    The Burger Dive made their first appearance on the world stage in 2014 by winning the title of “Best of the Bash.”

  • Montana Made: Bootlegger Metal Creations, Big Sky Pipe & Supply

    Montana Made: Bootlegger Metal Creations, Big Sky Pipe & Supply

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:27:08 GMT
    Mike Stahler says his creations are unique; he doesn't use a laser cutter so he says his designs are never the same. (MTN News photo)Mike Stahler says his creations are unique; he doesn't use a laser cutter so he says his designs are never the same. (MTN News photo)

    Bootlegger Metal Creations in Great Falls says they’re getting ready for the upcoming farmer’s market season. 

    Bootlegger Metal Creations in Great Falls says they’re getting ready for the upcoming farmer’s market season. 

  • Montana Made: Heading to CAMP in Butte

    Montana Made: Heading to CAMP in Butte

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:39:06 GMT
    the Center for Advanced Mineral & Metallurgical Processing (CAMP) operated out of a lab at Montana Tech in Butte. (MTN News photo)the Center for Advanced Mineral & Metallurgical Processing (CAMP) operated out of a lab at Montana Tech in Butte. (MTN News photo)

    CAMP is a lab on the Montana Tech campus that's making new business possible by making things that new businesses need. 

    CAMP is a lab on the Montana Tech campus that's making new business possible by making things that new businesses need. 

  • Montana Made: Mustard Seed Sauce and Dressing

    Montana Made: Mustard Seed Sauce and Dressing

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-04-04 14:25:14 GMT
    Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. (MTN News photo)Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. (MTN News photo)

    Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is famous for its flavors and it's now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. 

    Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is famous for its flavors and it's now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. 

  • Montana Made: High Plains Sheepskin

    Montana Made: High Plains Sheepskin

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-03-28 16:27:24 GMT
    "The pattern that we use I first made over 40 years ago,” said Gary Thomas, owner of High Plains Sheepskin."The pattern that we use I first made over 40 years ago,” said Gary Thomas, owner of High Plains Sheepskin.

    Gary Thomas has been turning sheepskin into a variety of types of clothing and outerwear for more than 40 years.

    Gary Thomas has been turning sheepskin into a variety of types of clothing and outerwear for more than 40 years.

  • Montana Made: Rand's Custom Hats

    Montana Made: Rand's Custom Hats

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-03-21 14:24:15 GMT
    Hatter crafts custom hat at Rand's (MTN News/Paul Humphrey photo)Hatter crafts custom hat at Rand's (MTN News/Paul Humphrey photo)

    Rich Rand, the founder of Rand’s Custom Hats, has been in the business of custom hats for over 40 years. 

    Rich Rand, the founder of Rand’s Custom Hats, has been in the business of making custom hats for over 40 years. 

  • Montana Made: Western Art Week

    Montana Made: Western Art Week

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-03-14 17:08:07 GMT
    Jeff Walker grew up in Great Falls, so painting north-central Montana landscapes and wildlife comes naturally.Jeff Walker grew up in Great Falls, so painting north-central Montana landscapes and wildlife comes naturally.

    Montana is home to Western Art Week, a yearly celebration to remember artist Charlie Russell, and to honor western artists from all across the country. 

    Montana is home to Western Art Week, a yearly celebration to remember artist Charlie Russell, and to honor western artists from all across the country. 

  • Montana made products featured at trade show

    Montana made products featured at trade show

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:31 AM EST2017-03-11 16:31:09 GMT

    The trade show featured over 160 booths, 46 of which were brand new exhibitors to the show. 

    The trade show featured over 160 booths, 46 of which were brand new exhibitors to the show. 

  • Montana Made: West Paw Design of Bozeman

    Montana Made: West Paw Design of Bozeman

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-03-07 17:35:09 GMT
    For the past 20 years, Bozeman-based West Paw Design has been recognized around the world for its products and its practices. (MTN News photo)For the past 20 years, Bozeman-based West Paw Design has been recognized around the world for its products and its practices. (MTN News photo)

    If you've bought a toy or pet bed for your dog in the last few years made by the West Paw Design company you're in good company.

    If you've bought a toy or pet bed for your dog in the last few years made by the West Paw Design company you're in good company.

  • Montana Made: Starry Knight Design of Corvallis

    Montana Made: Starry Knight Design of Corvallis

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:35 AM EST2017-02-28 16:35:51 GMT
    Owner Melanie Knight is creating unique leather shoes for tiny babies and big kids alike. (MTN News photo)Owner Melanie Knight is creating unique leather shoes for tiny babies and big kids alike. (MTN News photo)

    This week’s Montana Made report features a woman creating unique leather shoes for tiny babies and big kids alike.

    This week’s Montana Made report features a woman creating unique leather shoes for tiny babies and big kids alike.

  • Montana Made: Adipose Boatworks of Helena

    Montana Made: Adipose Boatworks of Helena

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:20 AM EST2017-02-21 13:20:05 GMT
    A couple of flyfishermen with a vast knowledge of the sport and a desire to create the best driftboat came together in 2009. (MTN News photo)A couple of flyfishermen with a vast knowledge of the sport and a desire to create the best driftboat came together in 2009. (MTN News photo)

    A couple of fly fishermen with a vast knowledge of the sport and a desire to create the best drift boat came together in 2009 and Adipose Boatworks was born. 

    A couple of fly fishermen with a vast knowledge of the sport and a desire to create the best drift boat came together in 2009 and Adipose Boatworks was born. 

  • Montana Made: Industry leading family business thrives in Laurel

    Montana Made: Industry leading family business thrives in Laurel

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-02-14 17:35:05 GMT

    A company in Laurel manufactures a product that has helped build skyscrapers around the world.

    A company in Laurel manufactures a product that has helped build skyscrapers around the world.

  • Montana Made: Phil Howard Furniture

    Montana Made: Phil Howard Furniture

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 11:45 AM EST2017-02-07 16:45:06 GMT
    Philip Howard makes fine furniture that's featured in Montana homes and across the nation. (MTN News photo)Philip Howard makes fine furniture that's featured in Montana homes and across the nation. (MTN News photo)

    "My specialty is that I'll try it," said Philip Howard when asked to describe his style of making furniture.

    "My specialty is that I'll try it," said Philip Howard when asked to describe his style of making furniture.

  • Montana Made: Grizzly attack spurs man to start bear spray company

    Montana Made: Grizzly attack spurs man to start bear spray company

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 11:34 AM EST2017-01-31 16:34:00 GMT
    UDAP Industries of Butte produces bear spray and other items. (MTN News photo)UDAP Industries of Butte produces bear spray and other items. (MTN News photo)

    A hike in 1994 in the Gallatin National Forest led to a bear attack and the birth of a successful Montana business.

    A hike in 1994 in the Gallatin National Forest led to a bear attack and the birth of a successful Montana business.

  • Montana Made: Bonner knife company hand forges history

    Montana Made: Bonner knife company hand forges history

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 11:32 AM EST2017-01-24 16:32:10 GMT
    Ruana Knives has called the same Bonner shop home for 80 years. (MTN News photo)Ruana Knives has called the same Bonner shop home for 80 years. (MTN News photo)

    A Bonner business uses ears of family talent and tradition to make knives that are known by people around the world. 

    A Bonner business uses ears of family talent and tradition to make knives that are known by people around the world. 

  • Montana Made: Western Spindle of Townsend

    Montana Made: Western Spindle of Townsend

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-01-17 16:28:04 GMT
    Adam MacDonald founded Western Spindle more than a decade ago. (MTN News photo)Adam MacDonald founded Western Spindle more than a decade ago. (MTN News photo)

    A Montana business based in Townsend is leaving its mark on historic homes across the country. 

    A Montana business based in Townsend is leaving its mark on historic homes across the country. 

  • Montana Made: Company goes global from a back alley shop

    Montana Made: Company goes global from a back alley shop

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 11:05 AM EST2017-01-10 16:05:14 GMT
    Over the course of seven years, Mick Thompson and his wife Alanna have brought their "back alley" business to the forefront of Red Lodge. (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo)Over the course of seven years, Mick Thompson and his wife Alanna have brought their "back alley" business to the forefront of Red Lodge. (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo)

    A business that started in an alley in Red Lodge now ships custom metal work around the world. 

    A business that started in an alley in Red Lodge now ships custom metal work around the world. 

  • Montana Made: Lissie's Luv Yums

    Montana Made: Lissie's Luv Yums

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-01-03 18:07:05 GMT
    As the sole proprietor of her business, Lissie's Luv Yums, she bakes the goodies from scratch almost every week day at her home in Great Falls.As the sole proprietor of her business, Lissie's Luv Yums, she bakes the goodies from scratch almost every week day at her home in Great Falls.

    A Great Falls business uses Montana ingredients to create gourmet dog biscuits while also providing a helping hand for humans.

    A Great Falls business uses Montana ingredients to create gourmet dog biscuits while also providing a helping hand for humans.

  • Montana Made: Bequet Confections

    Montana Made: Bequet Confections

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 12:02 PM EST2016-12-27 17:02:05 GMT
    Bequet Confections founder Robin Bequet. (MTN News photo)Bequet Confections founder Robin Bequet. (MTN News photo)

    Robin Bequet of Bozeman has found sweet success after a failed high-tech career. 

    Robin Bequet of Bozeman has found sweet success after a failed high-tech career. 

  • Montana Made: Trademarking the 406

    Montana Made: Trademarking the 406

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 1:55 PM EST2016-12-20 18:55:36 GMT

    Sabrina Smith is the owner and founder of The Green Light, a local shop that caters to everything Montana. 

    Sabrina Smith is the owner and founder of The Green Light, a local shop that caters to everything Montana. 

  • Montana Made: Medicine Springs Mineral Therapy

    Montana Made: Medicine Springs Mineral Therapy

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 10:24 AM EST2016-12-13 15:24:09 GMT
    What started with packaging the minerals and passing it out to family and friends has now led to three different formulas being sold across Montana. (MTN News photo)What started with packaging the minerals and passing it out to family and friends has now led to three different formulas being sold across Montana. (MTN News photo)

    What started with packaging the minerals and passing it out to family and friends has now led to three different formulas being sold across Montana.

    What started with packaging the minerals and passing it out to family and friends has now led to three different formulas being sold across Montana.

  • Montana Made: Montana Silversmiths

    Montana Made: Montana Silversmiths

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 10:53 AM EST2016-12-07 15:53:46 GMT
    Montana Made: Montana SilversmithsMontana Made: Montana Silversmiths

    Our Montana Made report takes us to Montana Silversmiths in Columbus. 

    Our Montana Made report takes us to Montana Silversmiths in Columbus. 

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