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Senator Kohl visits area manufacturing program

By Patrick Manning

 WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Senator Herb Kohl visits Jarp Industries in Schofield.The Wisconsin Democrat was checking out his efforts in the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program in action.            

Senator Kohl discussed the program at Jarp today, saying it provides jobs to Wisconsin residents and cuts production costs.

            The MEP program provides money for workers and training. Kohl says these kinds of programs give our area a bright economic future.

"I think the future of the economy here in North Central Wisconsin is very bright. You know our state and our country is going through a bit of a downtime."

Jarp is one of the companies that has keeps itself on the cutting edge of technology, [ by doubling their sales, double their employment in the last five, six years which is so good to see and so good to hear about, Kohl reports.

            The Senate appropriations committee recently passed the MEP bill and it's expected to pass the full Senate in the near future.

Online reporter: Patrick Manning

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