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Eau Claire, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and Whip Steny Hoyer toured Culimeta-Saveguard with Eau Claire-area manufacturers and staff of the Manufacturing Outreach Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. While touring the manufacturing plant, they discussed the importance of creating good-paying local jobs, supporting small and large-scale manufacturing, and partnering with businesses and manufacturing technology centers to provide education opportunities to students across central and western Wisconsin.

“We’re glad to hear about the many innovative ways Eau Claire and Wisconsin communities are creating new opportunities,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Wisconsin manufacturers are economic drivers in our communities. Working on policies that level the playing field is critical to helping businesses create jobs here at home and growing our local economy.”

“I am pleased to be in western Wisconsin on the third Make It In America listening tour to hear directly from Wisconsinites on the economic challenges and opportunities in their communities and how the federal government can promote economic security for them and their families,” said Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. “The listening sessions here in Wisconsin and others across the country will help us build an economic agenda that responds directly to what we’ve heard and that will create jobs and grow the economy.”

The tour and discussion with local manufacturers was in conjunction with Whip Steny Hoyer’s Make It In America Listening Tour. The Make It In America plan focuses on identifying economic challenges and seizing new economic opportunities.

While in Eau Claire, Rep. Kind and Whip Hoyer also held a roundtable discussion on education priorities with students attending UW-Eau Claire, met with local elementary, middle and high school teachers, and attended a luncheon hosted by the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.

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