Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Pam Moore of Lewis and Clark County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Pam Moore, the Benchmark Plant Manager in Lewis and Clark County.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Pam Moore, the Benchmark Plant Manager in Lewis and Clark County. Pam has spent many years supervising a staff of hardworking Montanans doing their best to produce useful products for a variety of government agencies. 

For well over three decades, the Benchmark Manufacturing Plant in Helena has produced tens of thousands of backpacks that have been distributed across the United States. For nearly eighteen years, Pam has supervised production at the plant. Over half of Pam’s team at the plant are disabled Montanans and that team has done highly respectable work under her guidance. Their quality products help United States Forest Service Wildland Firefighters carry their equipment. With our abundant forests in Montana, we know how important it is to have the proper equipment in the hands of our firefighters and over the years, the employees at the Benchmark Manufacturing Plant have had abundant success getting the right equipment to the right customer. For that, we are very grateful. 

Montanans have earned a well-deserved reputation for being reliable and hardworking and Pam and her team are great examples of that assessment.   When asked about her favorite part of the job, Pam said she enjoys that her teammates are able to work. 

Valuing work is a Montana tradition. Thank you Pam for having a steady hand helping others to overcome obstacles, reach their potential, and get the job done.