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Pryor Takes American-Made Strong Jobs Tour to Rogers

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ROGERS, AR- U.S. Senator Mark Pryor took his jobs tours to Rogers, where he discussed his American-Made Strong jobs legislation to help create good-paying jobs and a path to economic growth and opportunity for Arkansas families. Pryor was joined by Mel Redman, Chairman and CEO of Redman & Associates; Becky Thompson, Deputy Director, Global Business of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Chris Neeley, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development of Made in the USA Consulting; and Keith Scheffler, President of Creative Things, Inc.



“Arkansas is a manufacturing powerhouse. Yet, we’re seeing too many jobs shipped overseas. It’s time to bring jobs back home,” Pryor said, “My ‘American-Made Strong’ jobs legislation will end the outrageous tax giveaways for companies that ship jobs overseas and instead provide incentives to bring good-paying jobs back to the U.S. It will require infrastructure to be built with American-made products so we keep America working. And it will make it easier for businesses to produce and consumers to buy quality products made right here in the USA.”2014-08-20 14.10.22 2014-08-20 14.11.44 2014-08-20 14.20.06 2014-08-20 14.20.07 2014-08-20 14.20.09 2014-08-20 14.20.27 2014-08-20 14.20.35 2014-08-20 14.20.37 2014-08-20 14.20.40 2014-08-20 14.24.56 2014-08-20 14.25.11 2014-08-20 14.25.32 2014-08-20 14.27.55 2014-08-20 14.28.04

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Redman and Associates Announces Manufacturing in Rogers, AR

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ROGERS, Ark. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Governor Mike Beebe, Redman & Associates, Mayor Greg Hines, and Walmart today announced that Redman will open a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Rogers, Ark., that will produce six volt battery-powered ride on toys. Redman and Associates will invest $6.5 million in the facility, which will employ 74 people.





“We are extremely proud to be able to manufacture right here in Arkansas,” said Mel Redman, founder & CEO of Redman & Associates. “This agreement was completed through working collaboratively with the state and Walmart and was accelerated following Walmart’s U.S. manufacturing summit in August.  We look forward to starting production and creating good-paying positions with average hourly wage of $18.”



“Today’s announcement is an example of what can happen when companies, industry leaders and government work together to make production in the United States possible again,” said Bill Simon, President and CEO for Walmart U.S. “This agreement was a direct result of conversations held at our recent U.S. manufacturing summit. It reinforces our belief that we can revitalize American manufacturing and help rebuild the middle class with good-paying jobs that will allow employees to be a part of the American dream again.”




“Americans want to buy manufactured goods made in America,” Governor Mike Beebe said. “Walmart’s commitment to restoring U.S. manufacturing jobs and Redman & Associates’ decision to bring these jobs to the U.S. allow more Americans to do just that. With rising business costs overseas, Arkansas has the ideal location and workforce for companies looking to manufacture and distribute products throughout the U.S. and the world.”




Today’s announcement follows Walmart’s U.S. manufacturing summit held Aug. 22 in Orlando, Fla., which was attended by nearly 1,500 government officials and suppliers.  The summit underscored Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years.

For more information on Walmart’s efforts to grow U.S. manufacturing, visit http://corporate.walmart.com/global-responsibility/us-manufacturing

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