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November 1, 2021
HELENA, Mont. — A disruption in the U.S. aluminum supply has put a temporary stop to traditional license plate manufacturing in Montana.
About 750,000 license plates are made each year at the Montana State Prison in the small community of Deer Lodge by inmates working for Montana Correctional Enterprises, a division of the state Department of Corrections. The plate design and numbers are printed on reflective sheets that are applied to pieces of aluminum.
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