Reed at GW Lisk

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Rep. Tom Reed (center) tours the GW Lisk facility in Clifton Springs last Friday. The tour took place following his manufacturing forum earlier in the day at Finger Lakes Community College.

HOPEWELL — Regional and national manufacturing leaders took part in Congressman Tom Reed’s third manufacturing summit last week at Finger Lakes Community College, which was capped off by a trip to GW Lisk in Clifton Springs.

The day-long summit was held at Finger Lakes Community College, and Reed, R-23 of Corning, said it highlighted the optimism currently surrounding the industry. He said it also gave local manufacturers the opportunity to network and learn about resources available to help them grow and maintain their work force.

The summit also outlined public policy changes that would impact the business community, according to Reed’s office.

“Manufacturing is vital to our region,” Reed said. “This industry means good jobs for people right here at home. The summit gives local manufacturers an opportunity to learn about new resources and policy changes that impact their businesses as well as a chance to share best practices.”

The summit included three panels: high income employable training models, tax reform and opportunities for manufacturers, and federal policy and local business opportunities.

“I would like to thank Congressman Reed for inviting me to speak at his annual manufacturing summit,” said Bob Duffy, president of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. “It was great to discuss the importance of enhancing our economy and workforce as well as working beyond the confines of political affiliation in order to make our region a better place to work and live.”

Duffy participated in the federal policy and local business opportunities panel.

Additionally, the summit accommodated 10 local business organizations that showcasing their services. Following the event, participants were invited to tour the GW Lisk Inc. facility.

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