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Long attends expansion site groundbreaking, underscores commitment to local manufacturers, jobs

Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today issued the following statement after attending the groundbreaking of JRI Industries’ major facility expansion project in Springfield’s Partnership Industrial Center West:

“It’s an honor to represent the hard-working folks here in the Ozarks who keep our local economies strong,” said Rep. Long.“It was exciting to attend today’s groundbreaking of this soon to be 66,000 sq. ft. facility, and I’m pleased for the business opportunities and jobs it will create in our community.”

Consolidating local operations from two separate facilities in east Springfield, the parent company of JRI Industries and Jensen Fabricating Engineering is investing $5.6 million to expand its capacity and will move into a new 66,000 sq. ft. facility upon completion in early 2017.