·First, Baucus announced that Colombian Ambassador Gabriel Silva will purchase 50 head of Montana cattle from McMillan ranch outside of Lewistown, during a tour of the ranch this afternoon. Ambassador Silva owns and operates a cattle ranch in
Tom McMillan and Ambassador Silva seal the deal with a handshake.
·Second, Baucus announced the Australian military will purchase $530,000 worth of Black Hawk maintenance platforms from Lewistown manufacturer Spika Welding.
“These deals send a strong message that
“I can’t thank the McMillan’s enough for their hospitality today. And Spika’s skill and tenacity in turning handshakes into deals is a shining example for all
As Chairman of the Senate Committee that oversees trade, Baucus has consistently fought to open global markets for
The goal is to secure the immediate economic benefit for
During the 2010 Ambassadors tour, Baucus brokered a partnership between
More than 50 percent of
Spika Welding & Manufacturing
In 2001, Tom and Carol Spika started Spika Welding & Manufacturing, which engineers and builds state of the art aviation maintenance platforms for military and civilian use. In 2008, they moved from the ranch to Lewistown, where they employ 20-25 full-and part-time workers. Spika exports their high-quality platforms around the globe, and they accompanied Baucus on his trade mission to
2012 Ambassadors Tour
As head of the Senate committee with sole jurisdiction over international trade, Baucus is leading five ambassadors from around the world on a tour of
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