On Dec. 6, Wheat Montana was recognized during Walmart’s American Jobs Event press conference in Three Forks.
Walmart held press conferences in 50 states to highlight the stories of their local suppliers and how they are impacting local companies. Wheat Montana’s products are in 1,250 stores in Montana and surrounding states.
“We’re proud to be chosen by Walmart to host this event whereby they are going to showcase their commitment to buy American made products and to increase jobs and to hopefully increase jobs in Montana,” Wheat Montana CEO Dean Folkvord said.
The event was also an opportunity to highlight manufacturing in Montana. It was listed as a national Manufacturing Day event to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase one of Montana’s premier businesses,” Montana Chamber President/CEO Webb Brown said. “They’re in agriculture, they grow the grain. It’s a retail business because they sell the goodies in the shop. They’re also plugged into the manufacturing business in between. A lot of folks don’t understand how important manufacturing is in Montana.”