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      Branstad, Reynolds celebrate Manufacturing Week in Iowa

      Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

      Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds marked the start of National Manufacturing Week at their weekly news conference.

      Branstad and Reynolds will highlight the contributions made by manufacturers and their employees through an official proclamation and a tour of manufacturing 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.

      The manufacturing sector contributes over $27.6 billion, or 18 percent, to Iowa??s Gross State Product.

      Reynolds 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