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Firearms, alcohol and electronics driving Montana's manufacturing sector Paul Polzin of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana discussed Montana’s manufacturing sector during the 2018 Manufacturing and International Trade Day conference hosted by the Montana Manufacturing Association . Polzin’s message shared the remarkable shift the sector has made in both the number of employees in the sector as well as the industry focuses of Montana’s manufacturing. What was once a sector heavy in factories, aluminum foundries and sawmills is now seeing a shift to a larger number of smaller manufacturers spread across the state. For example, Polzin noted that the number of people employed in firearms manufacturing across the state has increased from 148 in 2010 to 450 in 2017. Similarly, the number of people employed in Montana breweries went from 238 employees (across 24 breweries) in 2011 to 752 employees (across 64 breweries) in 2016. Also speaking at the conference was Paddy Fleming with the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. Fleming commented that “Montana’s manufacturing sector is diverse, small, young, rural and entrepreneurial.” Further sharing statistics, Fleming noted that of the “2,841 Montana manufacturers in the state, 81 percent have fewer than 10 employees and 68 percent are in rural counties.” And lastly, a consistent message throughout the conference was that the No. 1 issue that continues to face Montana manufacturers is a lack of access to skilled workers. Polzin noted that in an annual survey conducted across the sector last year, about half mentioned that sourcing skilled workers was the greatest challenge. This year, 75-80 percent of respondents mentioned this issue. [ Missoulian ]   PHOTO VIA LOGJAM Missoula promoter plans 1,500-capacity venue in Bozeman Logjam Presents , the entertainment promotion and production company behind Missoula’s Top Hat and Wilma theaters and the new KettleHouse Amphitheater, plans to build a 1,500-capacity music venue on North Seventh Avenue near downtown Bozeman. Owner Nick Checota said, “The venue will fill a niche between the city’s existing spots.” For comparison, the recently reopened Rialto Theater holds 450 at full capacity, while the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse can holds approximately 8,000. Checota has worked closely with the Folkvord family who is currently renovating the adjacent property into a boutique hotel, the RSVP . The new proposed venue will double as an event space available to the RSVP, the nearby elementary school or other outside parties and events. And like his previous ventures, Checota said he hopes the Bozeman venue will act as an “anchor” that other businesses can build around. [ Bozeman Chronicle ]   PHOTO VIA THE ELECTRIC Media management firm, co-working space opening in downtown Great Falls After six years in business, Speaking Socially is opening an office in downtown Great Falls. Speaking Socially offers website design/management, social media management, mobile apps, YouTube commercials, 3D tours/mockups of homes and more. Jason Kunz, owner of Speaking Socially, is transforming the space that once housed a bakery in the 1920s. The renovations allow for Speaking Socially to move his small staff and offices into the building as well as open a creative co-working space. [ The Electric ]   PHOTO VIA LEWISTOWN CHAMBER New SEO firm (launched in Lewistown) riding to the rescue of Montana online businesses New Montana-based SEO (search engine optimization) service company, YogoSEO.com , launches in Lewistown. According to YogoSEO.com owner Greg Mikat, “Our ‘secret sauce’ is matching high-level SEO expertise with old-fashioned personal service and integrity.” YogoSEO.com is focusing on Montana businesses and operating on month-by-month agreements with their clients. YogoSEO.com’s mission is to build “massive goodwill” by helping Montana internet entrepreneurs maximize their potential. “A healthy online businesses community creates good-paying jobs that improve Montana communities,” Mikat said. “We want to help facilitate that. We love Montana and helping Montana grow sustainably,” Mikat added.  [ PR Newswire ] Commerce Director Haxby-Cote presents Export of the Year award to Glendive-based company SRS Crisafulli Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote presented a Glendive-based company, SRS Crisafulli , with the 2017 Exporter of the Year award. The award was given to the eastern Montana business for its success selling its products to international markets, ultimately raising awareness of Montana products. The company engineers, manufactures, sells and services water pumps and dredges to clean and transfer water. It assembles products on-site almost entirely with parts made in Montana. It has been in business since 1966 and employs 24 people. The business has exported to more than 35 countries, recently adding Haiti and Ecuador to the list. From 2015 to 2017, it increased exports by 65 percent to account for more than one-fifth of its total sales. According to company President/CFO Laura Fleming, “Glendive is a great place to build product, and we have a talented team. We are always mindful of our customers and where the products are shipping. The company has successfully explored export markets since early in its 50 years and appreciates the work Commerce does to make sure we stay in it.” [ Montana Department of Commerce ] Colstrip awarded nearly $1 million grant for workforce planning and worker training The State of Montana has awarded nearly $1 million in federal POWER grant awards to assist the community of Colstrip with workforce planning and worker training and to ensure the successful transition of the region to a diversified economy. According to Governor Steve Bullock, “We must ensure that Colstrip and other coal-impacted communities remain vibrant and viable areas of our state. This opportunity to help Montanans be successful in a diversified economy will further stabilize and continue to strengthen the region’s economy now and into the future.” In response to the decline in coal mining employment and potential long-term impacts in the region, the  Montana Department of Labor & Industry applied for the POWER grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dislocated Worker program. Recipients of the first round of POWER grant awards include: Dawson Community College , MT AFL-CIO and Miles Community College / Chief Dull Knife College . The funding covers workforce training for Colstrip and other communities in Eastern Montana affected by coal-related layoffs, including the Northern Cheyenne , Crow , and Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux reservations. The dollars will go directly towards training more than 1,100 workers in 23 eastern and south central Montana counties for new Montana jobs in a diversified economy. A total of more than $4.6 million could be made available to the State of Montana through the POWER grant. [ KULR8 ]  Montana unemployment drops to 4% Recent data shows that Montana’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 4.0% for the month of April. The U.S. unemployment rate also fell to 3.9%. According to Governor Steve Bullock, “More Montanans have jobs than ever before in our state’s history and the middle-class in Montana is growing faster than every other state in the nation. We are, and will continue, fueling this economic growth by making sure workers and businesses alike have the resources they need to succeed.” And while there were only minor changes in the employment levels month over month, the number of people in Montana’s workforce continues to remain at record levels.  [ KULR8 ]   PHOTO VIA YELLOWSTONE PARK MSU laser technology could help Yellowstone battle invasive trout A new technology developed at Montana State University could help park managers more effectively locate fish for removal in the continued efforts to remove an invasive species of fish that has decimated Yellowstone National Park’s iconic cutthroat trout. The lidar technology — so called because it operates similarly to radar by measuring reflections of harmless, non-visible pulses of laser light — could be used to more easily determine areas to target. According to Yellowstone fisheries biologist Patricia Bigelow, “Two big pluses of using the lidar tool are that we could fly the whole lake in a couple hours and that we could detect any fish in shallow water, not just the ones that have transmitters.” This could save time and money. Joe Shaw, professor of electrical engineering in MSU’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering said, “I’m delighted that we can do something useful for the Yellowstone ecosystem, because it’s a special place.” [ Bozeman Chronicle ] Montana Made: Montana Hydraulics  (based in Helena) makes parts that help keep other industries moving Machining and fabricating company, Montana Hydraulics , has been building parts for equipment for over 20 years. At one point in the company’s history it had a tagline: ‘If you can imagine it, we can build it.’ According to Owner Mark Ehlke, “We’re able to pretty much take on just about anything, and we take great pride in producing a product here in Montana.” The company, which has shops in Helena and Townsend, machines and fabricates complex metal parts used in equipment for mining, oil and gas, railroads, timber and other industries. It also assembles and sells equipment of its own, like dowel mills designed to produce fence posts and other round wood products - and continues to innovate other new products. Today, Montana Hydraulics employs about 40 people, half which work in the Helena and Townsend shops  while the rest are field technicians located around the nation. [ KTVH ] New technology helping Kalispell business Kalispell Kreamery  care for cows For the past three years, the cows that make milk for the owners of Kalispell Kreamery have been sporting high-tech ear tags — the latest technology in the bovine world. The tags, which look like orange plastic clips about the size of an Apple watch and are called the “cow management system,” are placed in the ears of 425 cows at the dairy. They measure each cow’s temperature and can gauge the movement of its head to determine when and how much the cow is chewing, which, in turn, tells the owners how much a cow is eating. The creamery is able to utilize the results of this data to keep a gauge on the overall health of their cows. And despite the high cost of the technology, the creamery owners estimate they have more than paid for the technology in three years. Being able to monitor each cow’s temperature, so effectively and so often, helps them recognize when a cow is going into heat much earlier than would otherwise be possible, even at a relatively small dairy like theirs. Additionally, this technology has aided with the struggle to find enough local and skilled workers the creamery needs. With the technology, new employees don’t need spend six weeks following an expert around to learn how to recognize a sick cow. Instead, they can simply check the computer monitor when they get to work in the morning. It’s a lot easier to teach them the user-friendly technology than to teach the ins and outs of outward signs of cow health. [ AP News ]  Developer proposes another mid-rise building in downtown Bozeman Adding to a quickly growing collection of projects, developer Andy Holloran and HomeBase Montana are back with a proposed six-story, mixed-use building on Mendenhall Street in downtown Bozeman. The building is proposed to include 30 residential units, as well as commercial, retail and office space. One commercial tenant has already agreed to fill part of the floor, which according to Holloran is an “exciting” business that will bring with it more than 100 Montana jobs.” Holloran additionally said, “We continue to believe in our downtown core, and that we’re going to continue to grow and so need to preserve our open land and agricultural space and develop in our urban core.” [ Bozeman Chronicle ]  Large sports complex planned for west end of Billings would feature 7 indoor basketball courts, a swimming pool Revolution Sports Campus is a planned 123,000-square-foot athletic facility going in on the west end of Billings that features seven indoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, turf for lacrosse or soccer, an elevated track, a moderate-sized swimming pool and a fitness center. But there is a catch, before work begins, the owners want to gauge interest in the region for supporting something of this scale. So, for the next eight weeks, the company is selling discounted memberships to the facility. If enough memberships sell, Revolution will build. The owners, who have been envisioning such a concept for some time, commissioned a sports facility study conducted by Big Sky Economic Development and  Visit Billings . The study showed, among other things, that "there is demand for a true multi-court indoor facility" in the Billings area. So while there seems to be potential for such a complex on the west end of Billings, it will ultimately come down to the number of membership signups. [ Billings Gazette ]
PHOTO VIA GREG VON ESCHEN Montana Made: Technology helps Harlowton ticket printing company thrive Behind a small storefront in the town of Harlowton, located in central Montana, is a company that doesn’t quite fit in with the notion of “small town.” TicketPrinting.com was started in 2001 and has developed into one of the largest online ticket destinations in the country. The operation, which started with just one printer about the size of a large office copying machine and only three employees, now employs nearly 30 people and prints tickets for just about anything you can think of, from small events like a dance fundraiser to high profile events like a Super Bowl party. And despite being a remote location, the company continues to expand thanks to technology, the ability to hire remote programmers and customer support and continually maintaining their attention to detail - a quality their customers come back for. And, there is more to this company than only printing. TicketPrinting.com also operates two other websites to cover the other side of its business. TicketRiver.com serves as a platform for ticket sales, while RaffleRiver.com helps different organizations run their various raffles. And while the company’s customer support supervisor Beth Perry said “the remoteness can be a little bit of a challenge as far as shipping,” she continued to say, “the community is very supportive and very helpful and very proud of having us here.” [ KTVQ ] Opportunity Bank starts expansion by demolishing Billings Rimview Inn Helena-headquartered Opportunity Bank officially moved forward with its planned expansion in the Billings market when demolition crews razed the old Rimview Inn in downtown Billings this week. Construction will begin immediately on what will be the third BIllings branch for the bank as well as an adjacent quick service restaurant. Opportunity Bank of Montana is held by Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. , a Helena-based community bank that has been serving consumers and small businesses in Montana for 95 years. Opportunity Bank is the fifth largest bank in the state with more than $815 million in assets and 17 locations statewide. We should also mention they're  hiring for several positions across the state. [ Billings Gazette ] State awards contract  to provide case management for people with developmental disabilities The Montana health department announced this week that statewide nonprofit A.W.A.R.E, Inc. was awarded a new $2.8 million contract to provide targeted case management to about 2,500 Montanans with developmental disabilities. The new contract begins June 1 and will run 13 months with the option to extend a year at a time for up to five years. This award is a bit of good news after, at the end of 2017, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services told four Montana nonprofit organizations with existing contracts to provide targeted case management - A.W.A.R.E. Inc., Opportunity Resources ( hiring ), Helena Industries and Central Montana Medical Center ( hiring ) - that those contracts would end March 31, 2018. The news at the end of 2017 announcing the end of these contracts resulted in significant layoffs and was cited as contributing to the closure of Helena Industries. Now, with the new funding, a positive outlook is ahead for A.W.A.R.E, and the organization is hiring . Having one organization provide targeted case management instead of four means there's an "economy of scale" and savings for A.W.A.R.E., health department director Sheila Hogan said. A.W.A.R.E. was the only one of the previous four providers that had an existing network of services statewide. Pat Noonan, A.W.A.R.E.’s public policy officer, said his organization will hire 40 new case managers to provide services. [ Missoulian ]   PHOTO VIA  BUSINESS FOR MONTANA'S OUTDOORS Montana voices: State’s businesses know economic value of wild places In just six years, Business for Montana’s Outdoors has grown from an informal roundtable discussion into an organization with more than 175 business members from across the state. And while the name might hint at a coalition led by outdoor recreation sector businesses, the group is actually comprised of a diverse cross-section of industries – an increasing number of which are growing high tech businesses, thriving and creating new Montana jobs. A recent study from the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research revealed that Montana’s technology sector is growing nine times faster than the statewide economy. Similarly, Headwaters Economics also reports that counties with more protected public lands see higher income levels and faster economic growth as well as a competitive advantage for employee recruitment. These trends set the backdrop for a larger discussion on how tech and the outdoors intersect in Montana’s economy and led to Business for Montana’s Outdoors’ upcoming roundtable series “Where Technology Meets the Outdoors” in Bozeman (May 17) and Missoula (May 31), both of which are open to the public. These roundtable discussions will delve into the latest research and hear case studies from some of the fastest growing technology firms in the state including onXmaps , LumenAd , SiteOne Therapeutics , Adelos , Wisetail , pulseCHECKER , Next Frontier Capital , the Montana High Tech Business Alliance and more. [ Missoula Current ] Bozeman named state's tech industry leader in new report A recent report that looked at the $950 billion app economy across the U.S. named Bozeman as a tech leader in the state of Montana, saying the city has become an unexpected hub for tech and innovation. And while some of the growth is driven by Silicon Valley transplants, the report also mentions the impact of local college graduates, like Sam Lucas and Paul Burton who just two years ago launched Triple Tree LLC . Triple Tree, specializing in developing and designing web and mobile apps, continues to thrive. The company is currently hiring another software engineer to join its growing team. As said by Triple Tree’s Lucas, “The community is small and very tight-knit and supportive. You can kind of get the best of both worlds here - a high quality team that's a bit cheaper than you'd find in a big city, and it also comes with a big recreational opportunity for their team." [ NBC Montana ]
Butte-based Montana Precision Products continues vision for growth with $210,800 trust fund grant Butte-based Montana Precision Products is creating new Montana jobs in part thanks to a grant of up to $210,800 from the state’s Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund program. With the grant funds, the manufacturer plans to purchase and update equipment and create 31 new positions. The manufacturing company has experienced impressive growth since it was founded in 2012. It started as a 50-50 joint venture between General Electric and Butte’s SeaCast Inc .  and had around 60 employees. And as of today, the company has 168 employees and is still growing and hiring . What’s more, company officials say, is that the Montana manufacturer plans to grow by 30 percent from 2018 to 2019 and another 10 percent the year after that. According to Jeanne Nelson Kruse, head of human resources at Montana Precision Products, “From a people standpoint, we want to be the employer of choice as we’re continuing to grow, making sure that we are continuing to provide good, stable jobs at a good wage with good benefits.” [ Montana Standard ]   PHOTO VIA MOFI Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation is now MoFi Missoula-headquartered Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation has changed its name to MoFi, a name that better represents its expanding geographic footprint and product line. Company President Dave Glaser said the decision comes after recent expansions into Wyoming, Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. MoFi (currently hiring a Client Accounting Manager in Missoula) provides financing and consulting services to businesses and communities that are just outside the financial mainstream, with solutions including business lending and tax credit financing for businesses, nonprofits and real estate developments. In 2017, MoFi provided more than $11 million in small-business financing - and roughly half of those were startup businesses. It has also helped catalyze multiple projects using New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), a program of the U.S. Treasury that is designed to incentivize investment and economic development in regions that need it most. Since 2012, MoFi has supported 34 NMTC projects totaling nearly $500 million. [ Wyoming Business Report ]   PHOTO VIA DAVID HEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN Give Big Gallatin Valley passes $1 million goal to help local nonprofits In its fourth year, the annual Give Big Gallatin Valley event surpassed its goal of raising $1 million for Gallatin Valley nonprofits over 24 hours - bringing in over $1.2 million from 4,570 donors for 194 local nonprofits. Eagle Mount Bozeman (currently hiring interns ) had the largest pool of money for the day, hitting more than $184,820. And the Gallatin Valley Land Trust had the longest list of donors with 467 people. Bridget Wilkinson, Executive Director of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation , said getting the word out about which nonprofits operate within the Gallatin Valley was part of the Foundation’s goal when the event first started four years ago. While that goal hasn’t changed, the dollar amount has grown with donors throwing more into the collection pot than what was ever asked for each year. The first initiative four years ago sought $100,000 — which donors doubled by the end of the 24-hour period. [ Bozeman Chronicle ]   PHOTO VIA LARRY MAYER / BILLINGS GAZETTE  Billings Flying Service blazing a trail with a new, more precise way to fight summer wildfires In 2014, brothers Gary and Al Blain bought two Boeing CH-47Ds , the nation’s first pair of civilian-owned Chinook helicopters, with the intent of tricking them out for fighting wildfires and hauling heavy equipment. In the past four years, the fleet has grown to nine Chinooks, and Billings Flying Service — the Blains' company — has been fighting fires and delivering heavy equipment all over the world. For the past three years, Gary Blain and his crew at Billings Flying Service ( hiring a CH-47 Mechanic) have been working with Kawak Aviation of Bend, Oregon, and Trotter Controls in Fort Worth, Texas, to design and create an inboard water tank capable of precisely dropping water straight out of the belly of a Chinook. The Blain brothers are hoping this will be a game changer for the industry. Billings Flying Service is one of only a handful of private companies nationwide that own Chinooks and uses them for wildfire fighting. The Blain's water tank is the only one with sliding doors and an independent hydraulics system. [ Montana Standard ] Sawmill District in Missoula looks to future tech, commercial growth with Advanced Technology Group as anchor Missoula’s Advanced Technology Group (currently hiring ) will be packing its bags and heading across the river to the Old Sawmill District later this year, the first business to move into the new urban hub in Missoula. The district, which served as a shuttered sawmill less than a decade ago, has since blossomed into an urban hub. Four condominium buildings will be open and occupied this year, and a student housing project is set for completion next spring. The development also plans to break ground on its seventh structure this year, though it has plenty of remaining space for future projects. That availability, combined with 1 gig of fiber, made the district an ideal location for ATG as it considers its future. ATG has grown for the past few years at its current downtown location on Main Street. The building it currently occupies was recently sold to the Zootown Arts Coalition , which plans to move in early next year. [ Missoula Current ]    PHOTO VIA LIDO VIZZUTTI / FLATHEAD BEACON Can Do: Sweet Peaks, from hobby to successful business On this week’s episode of Montana Public Radio’s “Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs,” Sweet Peaks Ice Cream co-founder Marissa Keenan explains how she and her husband Sam transformed an after-work hobby into a successful business. According to Keenen, “We got into it, at the end of the day, because we wanted to live in Montana and we wanted to pursue the entrepreneurial life. And we also really liked ice cream.” After starting in 2010 with a small storefront in Whitefish, Montana, the couple now owns and oversees six full-time and two seasonal shops in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Listen in on this one to learn key questions to ask when launching a startup, ways to become profitable within two years of starting your company and what it's like to be in business with your spouse. [ Montana Public Radio ] MSU professor in Bozeman honing genetic scalpel with backing of biotech company Blake Wiedenheft, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters & Science has secured $440,000 in funding from the California-based biopharmaceutical company, Amgento, to fine-tune a revolutionary method to treat genetic disorders. The funding will flow through SurGene, a biotech company Wiedenheft founded in December 2016, and will allow SurGene to sponsor Wiendenheft’s MSU research as well as a year of research for two MSU post-doctoral students in his lab. According to Weidenheft, “SurGene aims to develop new methods that allow us to repair defective genes with precision. Current technologies allow us to cleave DNA in a precise manner but repair of DNA cleavage is difficult to control and often results in additional mutations or a sort of molecular scar tissue that’s left behind in the DNA.” [ Montana State University ]   PHOTO VIA ZOOT ENTERPRISES Bozeman-based Zoot Enterprises honored as Gold and Silver Stevie® Award Winners In 2018 American Business Awards® Bozeman-based Zoot Enterprises, a global fintech company providing advanced origination, acquisition and decision management solutions, has been named the winner of two Gold Stevie® Awards and one Silver Stevie® Award in The 16th Annual American Business Awards®. The company, who is also currently hiring in Bozeman, took Gold Awards home for the 'Marketing Executive of the Year' category and the 'Business Services Website' category. It also earned a Silver Award in the 'Marketing Department of the Year' category. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries were submitted for consideration. The awards span a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and App of the Year, among others. Eric Hathaway, VP of Marketing at Zoot, said, “We are honored and proud to receive these three awards, which reflect the tremendous amount of hard work done by this amazing team.” [ Markets Insider ] Construction begins on hotel project in downtown Bozeman Vacant for most of the last decade, the old National Guard armory building in downtown Bozeman is beginning to show signs of life. Plans are moving forward to repurpose the building into an eight-story boutique hotel complete with an event space and at least a pair of restaurants, said Cory Lawrence, CEO of local travel company Off the Beaten Path and the project’s main backer. Called the Etha Hotel, the adaptive reuse project will retain 98 percent of the original armory building, which was constructed in 1941. The space remained in use until 2009 and was purchased by Lawrence and several other investors in 2012. The current design, proposed by Bozeman-based Venue Architects, calls for the conversion of the concrete structure into as much as 17,000 square feet of event space with an American bistro on the ground floor. Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants will operate the rooms and eateries. The entire project is expected to wrap up by the end of 2019. [ Bozeman Chronicle ]  "Youth Entrepreneurs" program coming to Montana A popular entrepreneur program, seen in many cities nationwide, is now making its way to Montana. Six schools have been selected to pilot the “ Youth Entrepreneurs ” program across the state. "Youth Entrepreneurs" is an additive program, meaning it will fit into the existing curriculum in schools and areas that touch business education, ag education-technical career education and family consumer science education. 10th and 11th graders are the targets. Liz Marchi, a leader in bringing "Youth Entrepreneurs" to Montana says Montana is fourth in the nation for the number of telecommuters. In this day and age she says, we need to teach our children at a young age about entrepreneurship. The goal is for the program to be in every school in Montana in the next five years. [ KULR 8 ] Abandoned Air Force base in Glasgow home for emerging Boeing safety technology The former Glasgow Air Force Base in St. Marie, Montana, is now the center of Boeing's initiative to create new technologies in collision avoidance. Located off Highway 24 in the northeastern part of the state, the base was formerly the home to B-52 bombers. But as the global political situation changed, the government simply packed up and left. Now a Boeing subsidiary, the space is called MARCo (i.e. the Montana Aviation Research Company). Despite it appearing to be frozen in time, the space bodes well for Boeing to test technologies. A place that once defended the nation is now helping develop tomorrow’s technologies. [ King5 News ]  
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