Senator Mensch Tours Manufacturing Businesses in District on Manufacturing Day

Harrisburg –  Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) toured Bracalente Manufacturing Group, Artisan Display, Inc., and Longacre’s Modern Dairy on Friday, October 7th, in recognition of Manufacturing Day.

The three manufacturing businesses, located in the Senator’s 24th Senatorial District, provided detailed walking tours for the Senator.  The tours also placed an emphasis on the state’s manufacturing industry, their economic contributions, career opportunities and more.

“Manufacturing is part of Pennsylvania’s legacy and plays a significant role in our diverse, global economy,” said Mensch.  “It continues to bolster both the Pennsylvania and U.S. economy, and creates new opportunities in a variety of fields using the latest technologies.”

Pennsylvania celebrated their second annual Manufacturing Week (October 1-7, 2016).  Throughout the week, Pennsylvania manufacturers and partners held events to give students and their families an inside look at today’s modern manufacturing.

Senator Mensch also co-chairs the Economy, Business and Jobs (EBJ) Caucus meeting which examines ways to break down barriers that hinder economic expansion within the Commonwealth.  The EBJ Caucus recently held a joint meeting with the Manufacturing Caucus to hear testimony from a variety of businesses and experts in the manufacturing field to discuss reshoring/offshoring opportunities, automation, industrial robotics and more.

“Manufacturing accounts for nearly 92 percent of our total goods exports and employs nearly half of our private sector workforce,” said Mensch.  “We need to continue working towards measures that boost the small business infrastructure and keep manufacturing businesses in Pennsylvania.”

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388