GroteEarlier this week, Grote Industries hosted U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (R-Ind.) for the grand opening of its new Next Generation Manufacturing Center.

As the Madison Courier reported in coverage of the event, “the new facility will consolidate and increase production of LED lights at the plant.” The 12,000 square-foot facility, located in Madison, Indiana, will feature six production lines and will allow the 119-year-old family business to consolidate the manufacture of headlights in one climate-controlled facility.

"As our country continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, investment and job creation in rural America is paramount, and we at Grote Industries could not be more pleased to contribute to that economic growth. With our new Next Generation Manufacturing Center, we proud to expand our footprint in Madison, bringing dozens of jobs to the local community," said John Grote, vice president of sales and marketing at Grote Industries. "Thanks to the support of lawmakers like Congressman Pence, Grote Industries is able to create good-paying, American jobs and manufacture the latest in LED lighting technology right here in America's heartland."

“Companies like Grote Manufacturing are leading the way to the future of modern manufacturing. Public-private partnerships help businesses build and grow within the community,” said Rep. Pence. “The equipment manufacturing industry supports 10,914 jobs in the Sixth District and contributes $1.26 billion to the local economy. I want to thank the Grote family for investing in our communities and all manufacturers for creating good-paying jobs and supporting the Hoosier economy. It was an honor to attend the grand opening ceremony of the Grote Next Generation Manufacturing Center.”

As part of the facility’s grand opening, Grote Industries also joined forces with AEM and its Equipped to Vote campaign to educate employees and guests about the issues that are critical to the long-term success of the equipment manufacturing industry and the need to support pro-manufacturing candidates running for office.

City of Madison Mayor Bob Courtney and Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commission Fred Payne joined Rep. Pence at Monday’s event, which concluded with a tour of the new facility.

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