TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., August 3, 2009 — Michigan Gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, continues with his promise to perform 100 different Michigan jobs in all industries throughout his campaign with a stop at Traverse Bay Manufacturing, Inc. On Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., Hoekstra will be working with Traverse Bay Manufacturing, an Elk Rapids, Mich.-based, family-owned textile products business that has been serving clients in both Canada and the United States since 1990.
In addition to its own product line, Traverse Bay Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures clothing and bags for retailers including L.L. Bean, Land’s End, Patagonia, Gerber and Cabela’s. Its client base has recently expanded to include the governmental sector. While on the job, Hoekstra will work with Traverse Bay Manufacturing employees in the factory on a Gore Tex waterproof trouser for the United States Army. This garment is an instrumental element of the Army’s cold weather layer system.
Hoekstra committed to experiencing 100 jobs to stress the importance of economic development and job creation. Additionally, it allows Hoekstra the opportunity to personally engage with Michigan residents in all different employment areas throughout the state while also hearing from a broader group of citizens.
“I am committed to making Michigan one of the top spots for businesses to invest, expand and create more jobs, even in economically challenging times,” Hoekstra said. “Working side-by-side with the hardworking men and women of Michigan will allow me the opportunity to hear the issues and needs of our workers and business owners. I am looking forward to listening to their views and discussing the challenges they face every day.”
Hoekstra is encouraging the public to submit jobs ideas for him to perform on his website, www.HoekstraForGovernor.com. Individuals can go online and submit a suggestion in any industry anywhere in Michigan for Hoekstra to try throughout the campaign. The public can also follow Hoekstra’s journey on his website where he will post blogs, video diary entries and photos of each job he performs.
He has represented Michigan’s Second Congressional District since 1993 and launched his gubernatorial campaign in March. He currently serves as the top Republican and former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
For more information on Pete Hoekstra for Governor, click here. Photos from his Michigan campaign can be downloaded at Flickr. You can also follow Congressman Hoekstra on Twitter or visit him on Facebook.
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