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Bryan Wood Elected To Lead Montana Manufacturing Association

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Laurel, MT - Bryan Wood, CEO of Laurel MT-based Wood's Powr-Grip® (WPG™), was recently elected Chair of the Montana Manufacturing Association (MMA). WPG™ is a leading manufacturer/supplier of vacuum lifting equipment that is used for handling insulated metal panels and other cladding materials on construction jobsites and within production and warehousing facilities.

Wood follows Tom Spika of Spika Design & Manufacturing in Lewistown, MT, as the MMA's Chair.

“I look forward to continuing the great work that Tom has started,” Wood said. “Our focus for the coming year will be on workforce development in the manufacturing sector, as well as preparing for the 2017 Legislative Session.”

Wood’s Powr-Grip® is a past winner of the Manufacturer of the Year award. Governor Steve Bullock also appointed Bryan Wood to the Manufacturing KIN of his Main Street Montana program.

The Montana Manufacturing Association is the statewide association for manufacturers and their supporters. The MMA formed in 2001 (known then as the Montana Manufacturing Council) as a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce.

About Wood's Powr-Grip

Woods_PowrGrip_logoWood's Powr-Grip Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes tools and equipment that improve efficiency, enhance safety, and lower costs for the industries that it serves. The company offers a full line of hand-held vacuum cups, below-the-hook vacuum lifters and vacuum mounting cups that make material handling and equipment mounting easier. The products are used to lift, hold and position a variety of smooth, nonporous materials such as insulated metal panels, glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, solid surfacing, laminates, stone slabs and appliances. Powr-Grip products are individually tested before being shipped from the production facility, in order to ensure quality and promote safety for the user.

Wood's Powr-Grip's headquarters are located in Laurel, MT, and its vacuum cups and equipment products are distributed internationally in nearly 50 countries through an extensive network of dealers and distributors. For more information, visit

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