The Montana Manufacturing Association (MMA) honored West Paw Design as the 2016 Montana Manufacturer of the Year.
“Our winner makes me proud to be associated with the manufacturing industry here in Montana,” said Bryan Wood, president and CEO of Wood’s Powr‐Grip in Laurel, Montana, who serves as chair of the MMA and is a past winner of the Manufacturer of the Year award. “West Paw Design has developed a number of proprietary technologies and has an outstanding track record of community involvement and employee engagement.”
West Paw Design manufactures safe, durable and eco‐friendly pet products. Using sustainable materials, the company has continually incorporated environmentally friendly strategies into its manufacturing processes, facility and operations. In addition to its environmental commitment, West Paw Design continues to grow revenues in both domestic and foreign markets.
The Bozeman, Montana‐based company is also innovative in many facets of the business. West Paw Design was the first company to become a Benefit Corporation in Montana as a way of furthering its commitment to the “B Corp” movement. B Corps are for‐profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
“Earning the Montana Manufacturer of the Year award is meaningful to all of the employees who are the heart and soul of the company,” said Spencer Williams, owner and president of West Paw Design. “Since 1996, we have taken our passion for making eco‐friendly pet products and turned it into an opportunity to create jobs in our local economy and state. We love Montana, which is why we choose to continue to manufacture pet products and raise our families here.”