Montana Correctional Enterprises receives aluminum shipment, resumes regular license plate production


December 22, 2021

After facing a shortage of aluminum in late October because of supply chain disruptions,  Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) received about 40,000 pounds of aluminum last week, allowing workers there to resume regular license plate production for the state of Montana.

“Last week’s delivery provides us with enough material to make more than 200,000 aluminum license plates and take us through February or March 2022,” said MCE Administrator Gayle Butler. “Workers in the license plate shop are working overtime to get us caught up.” 

MCE, located in Deer Lodge, is a bureau of the...

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