A Legacy of Innovation and Dedication

Montana’s Trusted Manufacturing Company for Over 60 Years

Ideal Manufacturing, the parent company of Tilt-A-Way and Fast-Way, is a family-owned business creating many specialty welding and manufacturing jobs for contractors, welders, and other manufacturers in the area.

Dave Hoiness, owner of Ideal Manufacturing, is joined by his son, David, and his brother, Mark. Even Dave’s 92 year old father, Lewis, still pitches in and does maintenance projects, mowing the lawns 2-3 times a week.

Three Companies, One Goal

Excellence in Product Quality and Customer Satisfaction

As the parent company of Tilt-A-Way and Fast-Way, Ideal Manufacturing Inc. has been producing quality products and equipment for a variety of industry needs for over 60 years.


Fast-Way portable concrete equipment is completely mobile and requires only one person to complete the set up and batching process.



Military bases, commercial airports,  governmental agencies, college campuses, storage facilities, and homeowners—have selected Tilt-A-Way vertical pivot gates based on patented design specifications,
unparalleled operating flexibility, and overall value.

From Concept to Creation

Comprehensive Manufacturing Services

With our skilled team and advanced technology, we offer a broad range of manufacturing services, catering to diverse industry needs.

Full-Service Machine Shop


Plasma Cutting

Custom Parts Creation

Portable Concrete Equipment

Pivot Gate Manufacturing

Proprietary Electronic System

Custom design

Tested Onsite

Six-month Warranty



Great for remote locations

extremely efficient

Ideal Manufacturing History


Jerry Cysewski started Ideal Manufacturing Inc. in the Billings Heights. At the time, Ideal's primary product was welding tracks for Caterpillar equipment, but he also took on specialty jobs.


Ideal expanded and moved to its current location.


Ideal started manufacturing Fast-Way portable batch plants and silos.


Dave Hoiness started Magic City Welding. Jerry and Dave’s relationship started when they would trade work with each other. Dave also became one of the best and most trusted welders in the Billings area.


Ideal started manufacturing Tilt-A-Way gates and barriers.


Jerry wanted to retire and approached Dave about purchasing Ideal Mfg. from him. Dave purchased Ideal Mfg. Inc. with the Fast-Way and Tilt-A-Way product lines.


The Patriot gate was introduced in response to the DoD and DoS emphasis on higher security requirements after 09/11.


Building expansion doubled the size of Ideal Mfg.

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