Congressman John Moolenaar toured several businesses during his April 8 visit to Shiawassee County with the first being Owosso’s Rugged Liner on Universal Drive. Here Rep. Moolenaar inspects a truck bed as Director of Special Projects Suzanne Kayser explains the product. Rugged Liner exports their bed liners, Tonneau Covers and wheel well covers to 70 countries and is the No. 1 exporter in Shiawassee County. Rugged Liners, which opened in 1996 and began international sales in 2009, has 121 employees at two factories, one in Caledonia Charter Township and the second in Owosso. Rep. Moolenaar was excited about the company and what he can do to advocate for them and the surrounding area. “It is great to gain a better understanding of this business and the countries they export to,” said Rep. Moolenaar during the visit. “This is a great example of manufacturing thriving in the U.S. I am glad to be here to learn and to become a better advocate for the area.”
Michigan’s 4th Congressional District Representative to the U.S. House, John Moolenaar, toured the Rugged Liner offices on Wednesday, April 8, during his trip to Shiawassee County. Here he chats with Director of Special Projects Suzanne Kayser in front of one of the nine Rugged Liner loading docks. The company ships its products to 70 countries worldwide. They also are the primary provider of bed liners for GM’s Canyon and Colorado trucks. With them were Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Justin Horvath (left) and SEDP Vice President Brent Jones (right). After leaving Rugged Liner, Rep. Moolenaar toured Michigan Tank and Equipment, Great Lakes Central Railroad, Midwest Bus and Hanson Brick. The group had lunch at Lula’s Louisiana Cookhouse, downtown Owosso.

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