|In Bozeman, Montana, Gibson carries on a tradition of acoustic instruments that dates back to the 1890’s. While production of Gibson Acoustics started in Kalamazoo, MI and moved to Nashville, TN for a period, Bozeman was identified as an ideal location for the new acoustic facility after Gibson purchased the Montana-based Flatiron Mandolin company in 1987. The relatively stable and dry climate in Bozeman is advantageous in building acoustic guitars, which can be greatly affected by swings in temperature and humidity. The early days in Montana marked the rebirth of Gibson’s flat-top guitars in the eyes and ears of artist, dealers, and fans.|
Gibson opened the doors of its world-renowned acoustic guitar facility in Bozeman to celebrate the completion of a factory expansion which doubled the size of the facility which was originally built in 1988. Gibson global leadership and the local Gibson Bozeman teams were on hand with local Montana business leaders and ambassadors, and our skilled artisans who create our world-renowned acoustic guitar collections to view the new craftory.
|Following are photos from the Gibson Acoustic expansion celebration in Bozeman, MT, and a glimpse inside the craftory:|
Above: the Gibson team cut the ribbon to open the newly expanded Gibson Acoustic factory in Bozeman.
Gibson Bozeman team.Above: (L-R, back row) Richard Walbe (Training Coordinator), Adam Dieckman (Materials Manager), Tiffaney Loomis (Shipping Manager), Colin Beck (Engineering Manager), Patrick Hansen (QC Manager), Nick Codding (Production Manager) and (L-R, front row) Margaret Hawthorne (Human Resource Business Partner), Josh Taborski (Facility Director), and Jackie O’Reilly (Controller).
Above (L-R): Anne Rohosy (Chief Human Resources and Impact Officer, Gibson Brands), James “JC” Curleigh (President and CEO, Gibson Brands) and Jeremy Freckleton (Chief Production Officer, Gibson Brands).