Branstad, Reynolds to celebrate Manufacturing Week with proclamation, tour of Iowa businesses Print
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Written by Tim Albrecht   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:43

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today marked the start of National Manufacturing Week at their weekly news conference, highlighting the contributions made by manufacturers and their employees through a proclamation, and launching a tour of various facilities throughout Iowa.

 

“Though we appreciate the contributions of manufacturers each and every day, Manufacturing Week will give us a special opportunity to highlight and celebrate Iowa’s manufacturing sector,” said Branstad.

 

There are over 3,500 companies engaged in manufacturing in Iowa, employing over 211,000 Iowans with an average wage of more than $51,000. All told, the manufacturing sector contributes over $27.6 billion, or 18 percent, to Iowa’s Gross State Product.

 

The lieutenant governor added the tour is a way to say thank you to Iowa’s employers, while finding ways to encourage additional job growth through Iowa’s manufacturing sector.

 

“As we travel the state this week and throughout our time in office, we want to use this as yet another opportunity to listen to our constituents, and to find ways to continuously improve our great state,” said Reynolds.

 

The governor and lieutenant governor’s Manufacturing Week tour is as follows:

 

Monday, Sept.30, 2013

 

11:15 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Agri-Drain

Agri-Drain

1462 340th St.

Adair, IA

1:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Bohlmann, Inc.

Bohlmann, Inc.

2302 Yellow Smoke Rd.

Denison, IA

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

10 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Miller Products

Miller Products

1015 N. Main St.

Osceola, IA

Noon Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit East Penn Manufacturing

East Penn Manufacturing

2185 Iowa 2 West

Corydon, IA

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

8:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Lisle Corporation

Lisle Corporation

813 E Main St.

Clarinda, IA

10:15 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Red Oak Manufacturing

Red Oak Manufacturing

2400 N. Broadway

Red Oak, IA

12:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Atlantic Bottling Company

Atlantic Bottling Company

4 E. 2nd St.

Atlantic, IA

2 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Quality Machine of Iowa

Quality Machine of Iowa

1040 4th Ave.

Audubon, IA

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

1:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Wapsie Valley Creamery

Wapsie Valley Creamery

300 10th St. NE

Independence, IA

3:45 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds visit Bennett Machine and Fabricating

Bennett Machine and Fabricating

103 Chamber Dr.

Anamosa, IA

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