LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local manufacturing industries welcomed the Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) at Wabash National Thursday morning. The senator received the National Association of Manufacturers' Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Coats said manufacturing is a key part of Indiana's economy.
"We're a manufacturing state and to see us coming back now from a pretty big dip is pretty encouraging and so I've been very supportive of whatever we can do to promote manufacturing because it's so important to the state of Indiana," Coats said.
Coats toured Wabash National after receiving the award.
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