Champions for a Cause reached a significant milestone last Thursday in the Bringing Business Home initiative when Special K Ranch broke ground for construction on their new light manufacturing facility. Montana Silversmiths currently employs Special K Ranch residents for assistance with packaging. The new 60 by 64 foot building offers a larger, more efficient dedicated space for this specialized work.
Montana Silversmiths executive and management personnel attended the ceremony along with other community supporters of Special K Ranch. Special K Ranch residents participated in the ceremony while Kevin Johnson, Vice President of Operations at Montana Silversmiths took the first shovel.
“We are proud and excited to take this next actionable step as a result of contributors’ support of the Bringing Business Home initiative,” says George Branca, Montana Silversmiths interim CEO. “Because of these generous donations, people’s lives are changed for the better.”
Montana Silversmiths started Champions for a Cause in 2011 as a not-for-profit organization to support groups and projects working to improve local economies. Champions for a Cause selected Special K Ranch as its first project. Through a series of fund-raising activities over a 5 day period, $60,000 was raised towards the light manufacturing facility which increases the job capacity at Special K Ranch.