Putting Central Montana on the Map - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Putting Central Montana on the Map

Posted: Updated:

Down a dirt road in Central Montana, international companies, even the U.S government, are coming to Lewistown, where Spika Design and Manufacturing calls home.

"To be able to send our product from rural Montana, cow country, wheat country, all around the world, there's a lot of pride in that," CEO and Co-Founder Tom Spika said.

So what’s an elevated work platform? They’re pieces of equipment which allow workers to adjust their height, depending on the project.

Spika started off as a rancher, with an entrepreneur’s spirit. After a serious drought affected the community he took matters into his own hands. Taking his experience as contract manufacturer and building his own company in 2001.

“We were thinking this might grow to the point where we have six or eight people working for us. Now, we've grown to sixty,” Spika said.

The company calls a 16,000 square-foot warehouse home and grossed $6 million last year.

"We’re representing Montana to the world. We don't take that lightly,” Director of Sales and Marketing Bekhi Spika said. “We want to make sure that what our product is reflects the quality, the craftsmanship, the pride of Montana."

The American dream comes in many forms. Health, wealth, family, the list goes on and on. For the Spika family and company, it may mean all of those. But, don’t forget pride.   

From a ranch, to a dirt road, to a 16,000 square-foot warehouse, this family business in Central Montana is the epitome of the American Dream.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two dead in Carter County after apparent murder-suicide

    Two dead in Carter County after apparent murder-suicide

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:47:38 GMT

    Carter County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide. 

    Carter County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide. 

  • Teen hit with 15 charges following high speed chase

    Teen hit with 15 charges following high speed chase

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:30:32 GMT

    Great Falls, MT  - An 18-year-old allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Great Falls and is now facing upwards of 15 charges. 

    Great Falls, MT  - An 18-year-old allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Great Falls and is now facing upwards of 15 charges. 

  • Recall election for Pondera County Sheriff confirmed

    Recall election for Pondera County Sheriff confirmed

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-10-20 17:39:08 GMT

    Update: Pondera County Clerk and Recorder has confirmed the county will hold a recall election on December 19th to decide whether or not to recall Sheriff Suta. The ballots are to be mailed in.

    Update: Pondera County Clerk and Recorder has confirmed the county will hold a recall election on December 19th to decide whether or not to recall Sheriff Suta. The ballots are to be mailed in.

  • 4.2 Magnitude earthquake shook near Lincoln

    4.2 Magnitude earthquake shook near Lincoln

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:49:56 GMT

    According to the US Geological Survey, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook near Lincoln The quake rumbled approximately 7 kilometers ESE of Lincoln at 4:18 this afternoon.  We have not received any reports of injury or damage at this time. According to the USGS, the quake could be felt for hundreds of miles, people reported feeling the quake in Helena, Anoconda, Deerlodge, and Seeley Lake. Here is the link to the USGS event page https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/...

    According to the US Geological Survey, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook near Lincoln The quake rumbled approximately 7 kilometers ESE of Lincoln at 4:18 this afternoon.  We have not received any reports of injury or damage at this time. According to the USGS, the quake could be felt for hundreds of miles, people reported feeling the quake in Helena, Anoconda, Deerlodge, and Seeley Lake. Here is the link to the USGS event page https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/...

  • Stabbing suspect hit with Theft and Burglary charges

    Stabbing suspect hit with Theft and Burglary charges

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:22:32 GMT
    Phillip CraigiePhillip Craigie

    Just before 5:00pm Friday, Great Falls Police confirmed they have located the suspect in a late-September stabbing.  The suspect has been identified as Philip Prindle, AKA Philip Craigie. He is suspected of stabbing a man September 25th behind Park Manor on Central Avenue in Great Falls.  GFPD says they took Craigie into custody just before 4:00pm. Craigie was found thanks to a tip from within the community; the effort was conducted in conjunction with members from the Pa...

    Just before 5:00pm Friday, Great Falls Police confirmed they have located the suspect in a late-September stabbing.  The suspect has been identified as Philip Prindle, AKA Philip Craigie. He is suspected of stabbing a man September 25th behind Park Manor on Central Avenue in Great Falls.  GFPD says they took Craigie into custody just before 4:00pm. Craigie was found thanks to a tip from within the community; the effort was conducted in conjunction with members from the Pa...

  • NewsMore>>

  • Searching for damage after quake rattles state.

    Searching for damage after quake rattles state.

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:51:35 GMT

    Thursday afternoon a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Lincoln, the first since a 5.8 magnitude tremor shook most of the state in July. With the rise of earthquakes, bridges near the epicenter must be inspected for damage. According to the Montana Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Manual, bridges must be inspected every 24 months. However, after earthquakes, they have what is called a disaster plan. Kent Barnes, a bridge engineer with MDT says, “Anytime we have ...

    Thursday afternoon a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Lincoln, the first since a 5.8 magnitude tremor shook most of the state in July. With the rise of earthquakes, bridges near the epicenter must be inspected for damage. According to the Montana Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Manual, bridges must be inspected every 24 months. However, after earthquakes, they have what is called a disaster plan. Kent Barnes, a bridge engineer with MDT says, “Anytime we have ...

  • Jason Mehl wanted by the FBI

    Jason Mehl wanted by the FBI

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:58:43 GMT

    The FBI says it's offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Jason Maxwell Mehl who is wanted for his alleged involvement in heroin trafficking in Montana and Utah. His last known residence was in Helena, Montana. If you have any information regarding Mehl, contact the FBI's Salt Lake City Division tip line at (801)579-6189. 

    The FBI says it's offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Jason Maxwell Mehl who is wanted for his alleged involvement in heroin trafficking in Montana and Utah. His last known residence was in Helena, Montana. If you have any information regarding Mehl, contact the FBI's Salt Lake City Division tip line at (801)579-6189. 

  • Stabbing suspect hit with Theft and Burglary charges

    Stabbing suspect hit with Theft and Burglary charges

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:22:32 GMT
    Phillip CraigiePhillip Craigie

    Just before 5:00pm Friday, Great Falls Police confirmed they have located the suspect in a late-September stabbing.  The suspect has been identified as Philip Prindle, AKA Philip Craigie. He is suspected of stabbing a man September 25th behind Park Manor on Central Avenue in Great Falls.  GFPD says they took Craigie into custody just before 4:00pm. Craigie was found thanks to a tip from within the community; the effort was conducted in conjunction with members from the Pa...

    Just before 5:00pm Friday, Great Falls Police confirmed they have located the suspect in a late-September stabbing.  The suspect has been identified as Philip Prindle, AKA Philip Craigie. He is suspected of stabbing a man September 25th behind Park Manor on Central Avenue in Great Falls.  GFPD says they took Craigie into custody just before 4:00pm. Craigie was found thanks to a tip from within the community; the effort was conducted in conjunction with members from the Pa...

  • Recall election for Pondera County Sheriff confirmed

    Recall election for Pondera County Sheriff confirmed

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-10-20 17:39:08 GMT

    Update: Pondera County Clerk and Recorder has confirmed the county will hold a recall election on December 19th to decide whether or not to recall Sheriff Suta. The ballots are to be mailed in.

    Update: Pondera County Clerk and Recorder has confirmed the county will hold a recall election on December 19th to decide whether or not to recall Sheriff Suta. The ballots are to be mailed in.

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.