Then and Now...

Montana Machine and Fabrication essentially began when W.R. Grace closed its Libby operation in September of 1990, leaving foreman of the milling crew, LeRoy Thom, out of a job. Working with partner at the time, Bob Kraus, and their respective families, the two secured a loan from the Zonolite Employees Credit Union and purchased equipment from their former employer, W.R. Grace.
Beginning with a 40’x70’ fabrication shop and 40’x30 storage area in what was formerly the location of “Bill’s Bargains”, LeRoy and Bob created a heavy machine shop that could rival any in the Northwest.

Montana Machine and Fabrication officially opened for business on Monday, January, 20th 1992 with capabilities far beyond anything in Libby and the surrounding area for industrial machining, welding, fabrication and repairs.
Montana Machine and Fabrication Western News Article January, 1992

Montana Machine and Fabrication's grand opening announced in the Western News

Montana Machine and Fabrication Western News Ad January, 1992

Montana Machine and Fabrication’s January 22nd, 1992 ad in the Western News.

Montana Machine and Fabrication was now born and has been running strong ever since, working on a diverse range of projects in Libby and throughout Northwest America. Their combination of high-end equipment and skilled work has led them to become the leaders in large-scale fabrication, machining and industrial repairs in the area.
Montana Machine and Fabrication has since relocated to a new facility at 34474 US HWY 2 and continues to expand their operations, equipment and capabilities.
With a diverse range of work from a spillway crane at Libby Dam to Wild Firefighting Vehicles, we can truly build anything you can imagine!

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View some of our large-scale fabrication work in our photo gallery!



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