Great people and great service.
Sounds like direct TV sucks to work for but at least it's a job. I haven't worked out there so I don't know first hand. I'm afraid bringing in government agencies and lawyers will get the facility shut down--then no jobs, crappy or not. We just lost Smurfit. I'd sure hate to see another big employer close. It's been a tough winter for a lot of families in this area.
I've got some friends in the Midwest that will never work another Union Job because there is no job security. Union plants just move to the top of the closure list and then the jobs go to China. Guess we're screwed either way if we work for a big company. I think that is why we have so many small companies in Montana. Most of us won't put up with the corporate/union BS.
Brewing beer is one of the only real production industries Montana has left. As breweries grow they can use the profits from their taproom sales to expand capacity and install bottling/canning lines. Next thing you know we are shipping beer out of state and the other states are sending us truckloads of money. How cool is that?
So why does Montana force breweries to stop charging for taproom sales once they reach 10,000 barrels a year?!! Just when our most successful breweries are profitable enough to start adding lots of good jobs and paying more payroll/property taxes the state shuts them down on growth. Breweries need to double in size (or more) to make the same profits they make selling pints in their taproom. Why starve for a couple of years working 10 times as hard to achieve 200% growth when you can just say "screw it" and stop expanding?
Montana has the ingredients for a world class beer industry but it will never go anywhere if we don't get rid of this ridiculous law.
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