March 22, 2011

Crapo to Discuss Local Trade Efforts, Receive National Business Award

Longview Fibre, Hilex Poly, bean producers host event

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho and U.S. manufacturers can and are making progress in trade actions that protect local jobs, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.  Hilex Poly, a local plastics manufacturer, recently won an international trade case with Crapo's assistance.  The dispute involved anti-dumping issues where foreign governments were found to be illegally undercutting U.S. competition.  Crapo and Hilex Poly's leadership will discuss the trade case during a tour of the manufacturing facility in Twin Falls.

One of the largest business groups in America will present Crapo with its top award for legislative excellence on manufacturing issues, during an event at Longview Fibre in Twin Falls.  Longview Fibre is an Idaho member of the National Association of Manufacturers, which annually recognizes Members of Congress who support policies that help businesses succeed in the global economy.  Crapo is being given the award for his voting record during the last Congress.

Crapo will also make jobs, economics and federal deficit reduction a part of his remarks during a meeting with the Southern Idaho Economic Development Roundtable.  The group, including many Magic Valley elected officials and civic and business leaders, will hold a luncheon meeting on Thursday at the College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Building.

Crapo's Magic Valley on March 24:

9:30 a.m.       Twin Falls     Meets with Longview Fiber employees and accepts National Association  of  Manufacturers (NAM) legislative award.  At Longview Fibre, 348 S. Park Avenue S.W.

11:15 a.m.     Twin Falls     Tours new Nursing facilities at the College of Southern Idaho, 366 N. College Road.

Noon              Twin Falls     Addresses Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization,   College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Building, Room 248, 315 Falls Avenue.

1:00 p.m.       Twin Falls     Joins with Hilex Poly to discuss resolution of trade case.  College of   Southern Idaho, Taylor Building, Room 248.

3:30 p.m.       Eden              Tours agricultural facilities and discusses farm trade issues,  American Pulse Association & Idaho Bean Commission,  Doug Carlquist Farms, 955 Valley Road South.