Governor Gianforte Welcomes $90 Million VACOM Manufacturing Plant to Lewistown

Investment projected to create up to 500 good-paying jobs by 2029

Governor's Office
  • December 08 2023

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today welcomed VACOM to Montana after the German manufacturing company announced it will establish its United States headquarters in Lewistown.

Representing an estimated $90 million investment by VACOM, the new facility will create up to 500 good-paying Montana jobs by 2029 and support the production of vacuum mechanics, electrical feedthroughs, vacuum measurement technology, vacuum optics, and cleaning technology.

“Our state is made stronger when companies like VACOM choose to do business in Montana, providing our kids and grandkids the opportunity to thrive in a good-paying job, and raise their family in the community they love,” Gov. Gianforte said. “We’re thrilled to welcome VACOM, and the many good-paying jobs and opportunities it will bring, to Lewistown.”


Gov. Gianforte welcoming VACOM to Lewistown

At a press conference today at the Yogo Inn, VACOM announced its plans to open a 40,000 square foot facility in Lewistown which will serve as its American headquarters. The campus will include a daycare for employees’ children and an educational center to upskill employees.

Founded in 1992 in Germany, VACOM is an owner-managed family business focused on continuous innovation and sustainability and currently employs around 400 employees.

Gov. Gianforte joined Jens Bergner, CEO of VACOM, and local leaders this morning to celebrate VACOM’s investment in Fergus County.

“We are very looking forward to working together with Montanans,” said CEO Bergner. “They are a great people!”

VACOM joins a growing list of businesses which have recently expanded or relocated to Montana.

Recruiting job-creating businesses to Montana to create greater opportunities for Montanans is a top priority of the Gianforte administration.

Since Gov. Gianforte took office, he has reformed the state’s tax code to promote business investment and job creation, attracting businesses from around the world, like VACOM, to Montana.