U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was in Manchester on Tuesday morning.
Grassley visited Henderson Products as part of his annual 99 County Tour across Iowa.
Grassley first toured the manufacturing plant with Henderson’s President Todd Fierro, who had the opportunity to highlight Henderson’s investment to their facility, equipment and community.
Henderson’s welcomed Grassley to their plant by first showing him a salt spreader that was getting ready to be transported to the Alaska DOT. He says what Henderson is doing is impressive – and consistent with what he sees from manufacturers across the state.
After his tour, Grassley held a question-and-answer session with Henderson’s employees – with one employee asking him the best way to get involved in government. Fierro says having the longtime Senator here at their plant and interacting with their employees was an honor.
And Henderson’s would like to hire more dependable employees to add to their workforce. Fierro says the extra $600 given to the unemployed during the pandemic hurt them – so he’s hoping Congress will be able to help get people back to work.
Congress has their hands full right now, with the consideration of impeaching President Trump following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Senator Grassley says he will wait until he reads the articles of impeachment before he takes a position on whether or not that should happen – but he told the crowd at Henderson’s that he does think we’re concentrating too much on something that won’t be an issue in one week.
And with just one week to go until the inauguration, KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker had the opportunity to ask him a question – “What is your personal message to President Trump as he leaves office and your personal message to President-Elect Biden as he comes in?”
You can find several photos of Senator Grassley’s visit to Manchester below:
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH