Lt. Governor Stephen B.Pence's Communication Office
Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence visits Western Kentucky factories

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 31, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jeanne Lausche
Ryan Watts
(502) 564-2611

Pence tours Pella Windows and Doors and Webasto Roof Systems Inc.

FRANKFORT, Ky.:  Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence was in Murray today to tour the Pella Windows and Doors and Webasto plants.  Following the tours, Pence met with the Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corporation.  

“This is economic development at its best.  These companies play an important role for Kentucky economic future and that of the surrounding communities,” said Lieutenant Governor Pence.  “Kentucky is fortunate to have these companies in Murray.” 

“We are absolutely delighted that the Lt. Governor took time from his busy schedule to visit with us and tour two of our most recent manufacturing plant locations.  Clearly, the Lt. Governor has a keen sense of what makes a community successful as well as a great awareness of what businesses require to be profitable,” said Mark Manning, President of the Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corporation.  “It is crucial for our elected leaders to have a good understanding of the fact that business growth is the key to our success in the Commonwealth and the Lt. Governor has that understanding.  We are honored that he would choose to familiarize himself with our efforts in Calloway County.”

The lieutenant governor also paid a visit to KSP Post 1 in Graves County while he was in Western Kentucky.

“When I am traveling to different areas of the state I take every opportunity I can to speak to the troopers who are out on the streets every day, doing their best to protect their communities,” continued Lieutenant Governor Pence.  “We can’t thank our troopers enough for all they do to make Kentucky a safer state.”  

Germany-based Webasto AG, the parent company of Webasto Roof Systems Inc., is the largest supplier of sunroof systems to the global automotive industry and aftermarket and a major supplier of thermo systems (e.g. auxiliary heaters).  For more information about Webasto Roof Systems Inc, please visit The Pella, Iowa based company manufactures a wide array of window and door products. For more information about Pella Windows and Doors, please visit

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