MEDIA ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Shaheen to Tour New Hampshire Businesses to Discuss Job Creation

Shaheen will also give remarks at the St. Anselm College inauguration of President DiSalvo

October 17, 2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will tour New Hampshire businesses on Friday, October 18 to discuss efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy. Shaheen has regularly partnered with New Hampshire business leaders on her efforts at the federal level to boost job creation and economic growth and her visits will take place two days after Congress reopened the government and avoided a default on the nation’s debt by passing a bipartisan compromise that Senator Shaheen supported.

Senator Shaheen will first visit defense industry manufacturer Wilcox Industries in Newington, NH at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18 where she will tour the manufacturing facility with Wilcox Industries CEO and founder Jim Teetzel. Wilcox Industries works with the Department of Defense, FBI, US Customs and Border Patrol and other federal agencies to support critical national security interests by supplying equipment including combat system products.

Shaheen will then visit Gentex Corporation at 11:00 a.m. in Manchester, NH to discuss the need to further promote trade policies that benefit New Hampshire businesses. Throughout her career, Senator Shaheen has worked to expand trade opportunities for small businesses in New Hampshire which will help them tap into emerging overseas markets. Gentex executives will brief Shaheen on the role exports have played in growing the company, and its role in the NH Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium.

Shaheen will also tour Corfin Industries at 1:45 p.m. in Salem, NH to discuss the success of the STEP Grant program. Because of the STEP grant program, Corfin has been able to expand into overseas markets and as a result, bolstered its workforce by 10%. Managing Director Don Tyler will brief Shaheen on Corfin’s use of the STEP grant and discuss how the STEP program helps create jobs and grow the economy.

Later in the afternoon Shaheen will deliver remarks at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH at 3:30 p.m. at the inauguration of President Steven DiSalvo.  Dr. DiSalvo officially became the college’s 10th President earlier this summer. After, Shaheen will visit the New Hampshire Auto Show at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, NH at 5:00 p.m. The first-ever auto show in New Hampshire will highlight 2014-model cars, trucks and powersports including fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles. Shaheen will meet with attendees and discuss the importance of New Hampshire’s auto industry to the state’s economy.

 

Media planning to attend should email nick_brown@shaheen.senate.gov

 

Tour of Wilcox Industries

WHO:            

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:           

Tour of Wilcox Industries and discussion on economic growth and job creation

WHEN:           

 9:00 a.m.

October 18, 2013

 

WHERE:          

Wilcox Industries

25 Piscataqua Drive

Newington, NH 03801

 

Visit to Gentex Corporation

WHO:             

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:           

Visit to Gentex to discuss the importance of trade and exports to job creation and economic growth

WHEN:           

11:00 a.m.

October 18, 2013

WHERE:          

Gentex Corporation

2456 Brown Avenue

Manchester, NH

 

Visit to Corfin Industries

WHO:             

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:           

Tour of Corfin Industries and discussion of the success of trade promotion efforts for Corfin Industries.

WHEN:           

1:45 p.m.

October 18, 2013

WHERE:          

Corfin Industries

7-B Raymond Avenue

Salem, NH

Remarks at St. Anselm College

WHO:             

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:           

Remarks at the inauguration of President DiSalvo

WHEN:           

3:30 p.m.                  

October 18, 2013

WHERE:          

St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

 

Visit to the New Hampshire Auto Show

WHO:             

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:           

Tour of the New Hampshire Auto Show

WHEN:           

5:00 p.m.

October 18, 2013

WHERE:          

NH Sportsplex

68 Technology Drive

 Bedford, NH