Tuscano Machine Helps Students Learn Valuable Work Skills

If you drive 84 miles west from Billings, Montana or 61 miles east from Bozeman, you find the town of Big Timber, MT the home of SOLIDWORKS client, Tuscano Machine.  Tuscano Machine, LLC is a high tolerance, advanced technology, machine shop committed to building community along with rural Montana’s economy.


To help create the next generation of skilled workers, Tuscano Machine created an apprenticeship program that provides on-the-job training to young people building careers in high-end machining. They also conduct high school and college tours to inform all students about manufacturing and to work with teachers at Sweet Grass County High School.

In addition, Tuscano Machine sponsors ReMade in Montana, a technical vocational education program located in their facility.  High-school students learn basic shop skills by refurbishing agricultural equipment.  Each student learns the motto, “If you can think of it, we can try it!”




Their outreach continues with mechanical engineering student, Brandon Schwers at Montana State University who works part-time at Tuscano Machine and assists with the high school programs.  Brandon uses SOLIDWORKS at both school and work.

Thank you, Brian DeLuca, SOLIDWORKS value added resellers, Hawk Ridge Systems for introducing me to Tuscano Machine owner, Wes Tuscano, vice-president, Julie Johnson, and their great program ReMade in Montanafor our future.

Be well.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard