Guthrie’s Manufacturing Day Visit Goes Well

as reported on 1490womi.com

Congressman Guthrie visited Ken-tron Manufacturing yesterday as promised. It occurred on the first national “Manufacturing Day,” as declared by the National Association of Manufacturers.

“Having worked at my family’s manufacturing business, I understand the challenges our small business owners are facing today,” said Congressman Guthrie. “I really appreciate Ken-tron allowing me to tour their facility today and learn more about their concerns including the threat of tax hikes, changes to health care and the need for affordable energy.”

Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. produces custom metal stampings and wire forms in Owensboro. The company, which began in 1960 as Kentucky Electronics, initially manufactured precision grid wire for receiving tubes.

“I have always contended that to be a great country you need to have a great agricultural base and a great manufacturing base. I am very pleased that we have set aside a day to honor manufacturing,” said Robert Hudson, Ken-tron’s owner.

“Manufacturing is an industry that has led much of the economic recovery in the U.S. However, it has struggled in recent months. On Manufacturing Day, I hope the Administration and my colleagues in Washington will come together to support pro-growth policies that provide certainty and encourage investment,” added Congressman Guthrie.

As seen on 1490womi.com.

Guthrie Visits Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. on National Manufacturing Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Guthrie today visited Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. on the first national “Manufacturing Day,” as declared by the National Association of Manufacturers.

“Having worked at my family’s manufacturing business, I understand the challenges our small business owners are facing today,” said Congressman Guthrie. “I really appreciate Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. allowing me to tour their facility today and learn more about their concerns including the threat of tax hikes, changes to health care and the need for affordable energy.”

Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. produces custom metal stampings and wire forms in Owensboro. The company, which began in 1960 as Kentucky Electronics, initially manufactured precision grid wire for receiving tubes.

“I have always contended that to be a great country you need to have a great agricultural base and a great manufacturing base. I am very pleased that we have set aside a day to honor manufacturing,” said Robert Hudson, Owner, Ken-tron Mfg., Inc.

“Manufacturing is an industry that has led much of the economic recovery in the U.S. However, it has struggled in recent months. On Manufacturing Day, I hope the Administration and my colleagues in Washington will come together to support pro-growth policies that provide certainty and encourage investment,” added Congressman Guthrie.

As seen on Congressman Guthrie’s Website.

Rick D. Thompson has been promoted to President of Ken-tron Mfg., Inc.

news-thompsonRick D. Thompson has been promoted to President of Ken-tron Mfg., Inc.

Thompson joined the company in 1987 as quality control manager. He has held various management positions within the company with his latest being executive vice president.

Thompson succeeds Bob Hudson, Ken-tron’s owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. produces drawn wire and metal stampings for hundreds of customers throughout the world.