About Montana Steel Industries

Our Background:

-Midwest Welding and Machine, Inc. started in 1944 in an old blacksmith shop near downtown Bozeman, MT. (hence the anvil in our logo)  
-In 1968 Chuck Westlake became the new owner, and in 1972 moved into a new facility north of Bozeman.  
-In 1987 Kevin Brownlee joined the company to expand into fabricating structural steel and rebar.  Also in 1987 the company changed names to Midwest Industries, Inc. to better reflect the diversification of the company.
-In 1997 Phil Bailey joined the company as Production Manager and the structural steel fabrication part of the company continued to grow.  
-In 2000 became an AISC Certified Fabricator to SBD, later to the Building Standard.

-In 2006 Kevin and Phil, along with Randy Chamberlin, purchased the structural steel fabrication part of the company and named the new company Midwest Steel Industries, Inc. (Midwest Welding and Machine, Inc. returned to their "pre-structural steel" name, facility, and specialties).
-In 2007 moved to a new larger facility north of Belgrade, MT. 
-In 2009 Added AISC certifications for Bridge, and Bridge Component.
-In 2014 we changed our name from Midwest Steel Industries to Montana Steel Industries to eliminate confusion

Montana Steel Industries is proud of our heritage, and the hard working people that built that heritage. We continue that tradition with an incredible assembly of professional talent and fabrication equipment dedicated to providing fabricated steel on time and error free, so your project has every chance to succeed. Our high percentage of repeat business (over 85%) is testimony to our successful efforts.


Design Build Capabilities:

With Montana Steel Industries on board with your design team of Architect and Engineer during the design phase of a project, we offer decades of experienced and talented steel professionals, the latest in technology, and sophisticated management systems.  Our influence on projects in the early stages result in lowered building costs, faster project completion times, and certified quality.

We consider this construction method the merging of professionals teamed up to meet the same goal: To build a project that is the lowest cost, quickest schedule, and highest quality possible.
The traditional Design-Bid-Build method of construction is coming under fire for fostering animosities, frustration, selfishness, low quality, finger-pointing, long construction times, over-priced change orders, and little project satisfaction. 

The Design-Build or Negotiated method is the piece of the construction puzzle that you may have been missing.   Owners know they are getting the best deal on the structural segment their building, General Contractors experience improved profitability, greater project control, opportunities for innovation, and a sense of satisfaction unique in the construction industry.  Change orders are a mute point, and teamwork is the reason for construction success.

Why not include the steel professionals here at Montana Steel Industries in the design phase of your next project!?  We offer several fee negotiation options that are mutually beneficial and ensure price comforts for the owner, contractor, or owner's representative.  We are convinced this method saves the project time and MONEY!
If you would like more information about this exciting team concept that enables a faster, more cost-effective way to get a project built, please contact our General Manager,  Kevin Brownlee.


Last But Not Least:

The owners at Montana Steel Industries, Inc. believe it a priority to give a portion of our "firstharvest" to honorable causes. Listed below are some of  those supported. If you so desire, we ask you to join us and contribute to their efforts as well.  Thank you!

Mavuno Children and Family Ministries   www.mavunochildrenandfamilyministries.org
P.O. Box 10453
Bozeman, MT  59718
(Building an orphanage in Tanzania)

Heritage Christian School  www.heritage-christian.org
4310 Durston Road
Bozeman, MT  59718

Sacred Portion Children's Outreach  www.sacredportion.org

Summer of Hope   www.summerofhope.org