May 11, 2023

Torrington, WY — Goshen Economic Development Board of Directors awarded BAST Manufacturing $5,000 to aid in their website build. BAST Manufacturing is the 2022 Goshen County Start-Up Challenge Winner and, more recently, the 2023 John P. Ellbogan $50K Entrepreneurship Competition winner. BAST Manufacturing utilizes a hemp media in its residential HVAC filters. They are currently producing small quantities of these filters with growth in mind. BAST has also set themselves apart by creating a reusable filter frame and sending the hemp media periodically through a subscription.

BAST Manufacturing is a startup business located in Goshen County and was started by Carly Keller from Torrington. Carly has since expanded the team with Jared Clapper, Veteran and Clayton Auzqui of Clearmont.

Goshen Economic Development – which includes Economic Development, the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street – is a non-profit organization that prioritizes the retention and expansion of local businesses. Since 1987, the organization has encouraged business growth, created jobs, and built on local community assets in five Wyoming municipalities: Fort Laramie, LaGrange, Lingle, Torrington, and Yoder.