Torres Launches "Made in the 35th" Manufacturing Tour
ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) launched her “Made in the 35th” tour, which will highlight area manufacturers and bring attention to the challenges facing the Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector.
“Most people don’t think of the Inland Empire when they think of manufacturing, yet local manufacturers continue to fuel the region’s economy and produce goods used across the globe in nearly every sector,” said Torres. “My ‘Made in the 35th’ tour will highlight the local businesses that are innovating and creating jobs for local residents as well as the issues impacting the future of our local manufacturing economy.”
Torres’s “Made in the 35th” tour will take place from August 7th through 11th and will include site visits to local manufacturing-focused business in Ontario, Fontana, Pomona, Chino, Rialto, and Bloomington as well as presentations and informative events and roundtable discussions with local stakeholders.
“Revitalizing American manufacturing and creating more good paying manufacturing jobs is a priority for me, and our region will benefit when Congress turns its attention toward supporting manufacturing and manufacturers. I hope my tour shows that the Inland Empire, and particularly the 35th Congressional District of California, is a dynamic hub of American manufacturing,” continued Torres. “Our region is home to a robust manufacturing sector that employs thousands of Americans and is filled with potential given our strategic location and logistics hub, and changes to policies impacting U.S. manufacturing must take our region into account.”