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Governor touts manufacturing during Friday stop in Kimball


Tonia Copeland

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts talked about the importance of manufacturing Friday during a stop at George Risk Industries in Kimball. He also made stops in Norfolk and Broken Bow in the three-city tour promoting manufacturing.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts touted manufacturing in a brief Kimball stop last Friday afternoon.

The governor visited and spoke at George Risk Industries, a manufacturer in Kimball for 50 years. It was his third of three stops on the day, which also included Nucor Steel in Norfolk and Sargent Pipe Company in Broken Bow. Ricketts was accompanied on the trip by Joseph Young, the executive vice president the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also heads Vision Nebraska, and the organization's goal is to grow the state's economy and workforce and improve overall competitiveness.


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