A Big Win for a Missoula Company

ACM Workers

Missoula-based Abatement Contractors of Montana, LLC (ACM) was recently awarded a $25,000,000 with the Air Mobility Command at Fairchild Air Force Base. One of just four companies participating in the four-year, multiple task order contract (MATOC) contract, ACM is a general contracting and environmental remediation company. In 10 years, the 8 (a) certified firm has grown from  a three-person operation to a firm employing 31 … Read more

Small Business Goes for Competitive Edge

High Sierra Truck

“Carol Cunningham with PTAC has been invaluable in providing technical assistance … and has been wonderful to work with,” says Dale Iseman, chief executive officer of High Sierra Enterprise, Inc. A licensed general contractor in Lake County, Dale has worked in the construction industry since 1968, specializing in Victorian Restoration. Since 1995, Dale also has been involved in wild … Read more

“This is Why I Love What I Do”

The phrase “job satisfaction” has a different meaning for different people. For Government Contracting Advisor Carol Cunningham of Ronan, “job satisfaction” is the ability to see the positive impact her work has on others. An email that she and Kathy Moody-Lund, a PTAC advisor in Billings, recently received prompted Carol to say, “This is why … Read more

It’s a First for a Lewistown Consulting Company

Hole World Consulting provides heavy construction, site preparation and related services in Lewistown, Montana. Last August, owner Dave Ward noticed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was seeking a contractor to plug and repair a leak in the Marcott Coulee Well in Fergus County. He contacted BLM and was referred to the PTAC office … Read more

PTAC Helps Missoula Company Find the Way

Jessie Ellis Pinnacal

We’ve all heard the expression, “to do the job, you need the right tools.” But what if you have the right tools, but can’t find the job? In a sense, that was the problem facing Jessie Ellis, the owner of PinnaCal, a Missoula-based corporation. PinnaCal provides tool calibration and repair services to multiple industries, including … Read more

PTAC Is an Organization That Works

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So says Dave Russell, owner of Homestead Resource Management, Inc. in Nye, Montana. Experienced in heavy construction and site preparation, Russell founded the company in 2008. But even with his many years of experience in the commercial market, Russell needed help when an opportunity arose to pursue a federal contract. That’s when he called Montana … Read more

PTAC’s Hard Work Helps Client’s Dreams Come True

Clifford Creekmore

You are dedicated to your job, one that provides an invaluable service in a community that you enjoy. Then one day, your employer – a national corporation – announces plans to close the facility in your community. What do you do? If you are Clifford Creekmore you decide to open your own facility. Now the … Read more

All in a Day’s Work

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Montana PTAC’s government contracting advisors have diverse jobs. In addition, as our tag lines states, to providing “personal, timely assistance on contracting with the government,” we’re constantly on the lookoutfor opportunities for our clients. Government Contracting Advisor Jim Smitham in Butte spotted a solicitation that appeared to be an ideal match for his client, The … Read more

Hamilton PTAC Helps Local Vet – Veterinarian That Is …

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You probably know that Montana PTAC helps military veterans. But did you know that PTACs help other “vets” as well? Veterinary clinics are among the diverse array of businesses served by Montana PTAC. Many federal agencies, including the Forest Service, contract with local veterinarians to provide medical care for their animals. Such is the case … Read more

“Sorry…You Have the Wrong Number”

Barge Dalen Diesel

We’ve all heard that phrase before when we’ve misdialed a telephone number. In those instances, you simply hang up and dial again. But sometimes correcting a wrong number is not quite that simple. Take, for example, the Employer Identification Number (EIN), a tax identification number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Inadvertently entering the … Read more