Feb 2, 2012 8:52 PM by Erin Schermele (Great Falls)

EMTEQ launches in Great Falls

EMTEQ, a company specializing in technology for airline cabin comfort and power systems, officially "launched" in Great Falls on Thursday.

EMTEQ has already hired 20 employees to work in their new manufacturing facility and is set to hire 45 more by the end of the year.

The Great Falls location will serve as a facility for wiring, electronics and system intigration work for production airframe programs.

EMTEQ CEO Jerry Jendusa said, "Any time you can add jobs, you're creating a little bit of wealth for the community. And it helps pay taxes, it helps with a variety of things. And then just with attracting the supply chain around it can be quite beneficial."

Jendusa says the skills available in Great Falls was a deciding factor in the company's expansion.

Jendusa says that the men and women of Malmstrom Air Force Base and people with an avionics or electronics background will all help EMTEQ grow, and in return so will Great Falls.

Learn more about the company at its website, including this overview:

Incorporated in 1996, EMTEQ has become a worldwide leader in the production and supply of innovative products for the aviation industry.

Today, EMTEQ employs more than 400 people and operates from a state-of-the-art, AS9100 and FAA PMA approved 57,000 sq. ft. facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin, with worldwide offices and manufacturing facilities in Miramar, Florida; Winnipeg, Canada; Taubaté, Brazil and Bachenbülach, Switzerland.