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Gov. Whitmer visits Ironwood

 

August 19, 2021

Tom LaVenture / Daily Globe Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right, watches as machine operator Jim Wilman manufactures Stormy Kromer hats during a tour of Jacquart Fabric Products in Ironwood on Tuesday. Leading the tour are Gina Thorsen, president of Jacquart Fabric Products, and Bob Jacquart, CEO.

IRONWOOD - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist were in Ironwood Tuesday to kick off their U.P. Jobs Tour across the Upper Peninsula.

The governor's delegation visited with owners of Jacquart Fabric Products and Cold Iron Brewing and toured the facilities. She said the pandemic prevented a 2020 visit, along with many aspects of her normal routine.

"It's great to be up here," Whitmer said to the Globe on Tuesday while touring Jacquart.

The U.P. is an important part of the Michigan Economic Jumpstart initiative, she said. The trip is a way to engage directly with busin...



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