U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to visit one of the town’s industries.
XL Specialized Trailers invited the longtime Senator for a tour of their operation. President & CEO Stuart Sleper tells KMCH that Senator Grassley was very interested in seeing their new Blade Mate Trailer – it’s especially designed to haul wind turbine blades across the country. Grassley was the first Senator to introduce legislation to aide in wind energy development.
Senator Grassley also held a Q&A session with XL employees, with their questions covering such topics as healthcare, immigration and the impact of steel tariffs.
Prior to his Manchester visit, Grassley was in Independence on Tuesday afternoon, hosting a town hall meeting in which the public was invited to attend and ask the Senator questions.
photos courtesy of XL Specialized Trailers