Kalispell aerospace business awarded jobs partnership


by Melissa Rafferty


KALISPELL- A Kalispell aerospace business has been awarded a lucrative jobs partnership with defense giant Raytheon Missile Systems.

Senator Jon Tester announced Sonju Industries was awarded the "Mentor-Protege" contract during his ninth Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Butte.

Sonju Industries will manufacture specialized parts for Raytheon, which builds missiles and other weapons systems for the U.S military.

President and CEO Dick Sonju says, "This is a positive partnership that will result in growth and success-and more jobs for Montana."

Tester organized the event to "give tools and resources" to Montana's businesses to grow and create jobs.