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Congressman Heck Launches Make it in Washington Tour to Highlight Manufacturing in the South Sound

Apr 23, 2014
Press Release

To create the best conditions for Washington businesses to make their products and create jobs in the South Sound, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announces the “Make it in Washington” tour to focus on protecting the local manufacturing industry.

First stop on the tour will be a JamesHardie plant that makes building materials including fiber-cement siding and backerboard. Second stop will be EnCon Washington’s facility where precast segmented tunnel liners for highway construction projects are produced. Last stop will be Carlson Paving Products, which manufactures equipment for asphalt paving.

Who:        Rep. Denny Heck and business operators

What:       Tour of Washington businesses in Frederickson

Where:     JamesHardie, 18200 50th Ave. E. (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.),

EnCon Washington, 5415 189th St. E. (11:45 a.m. –12:45 p.m.)

Carlson Paving Products, 18425 50th Ave. E. (1 – 2 p.m.)

When:       Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Four years ago, House Democrats introduced the “Make It In America” plan to create jobs by revitalizing domestic manufacturing. The Make it in Washington tour is an extension of the Make It In America plan for jobs and competitiveness, focusing on keeping America competitive, supporting small businesses, investing in infrastructure to support the flow of commerce, clean energy jobs, innovative education policy, smart tax policy and smart regulations.

To register as press or to interview Congressman Heck about the Make it in Washington Tour, please email Kati Rutherford at