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Rep. Napolitano Tours High-Tech Businesses in Monrovia

February 20, 2014
Press Release

(Monrovia, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) toured the Monrovia factories of high-tech aerospace companies, Roncelli Plastics and AeroVironment, to discuss local economic issues and job creation.

“It is inspiring to see the technology being developed in our own backyard,” Napolitano said. “American manufacturing means American jobs, so we must continue to encourage more businesses to produce goods locally to protect jobs here at home.”

Napolitano was joined by Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, Alexis Bakofsky and Lauren Vazquez of the City of Monrovia, and Brad Jensen of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. Roncelli Plastics has 82 full-time employees and specializes in computer numerically controlled machining for the cutting of plastics used for aerospace products for both the defense and commercial industries. AeroVironment, featured on the cover of Time Magazine in November 2011 for its Hummingbird drone, employs 92 full-time workers and is a leader in unmanned aircraft technology and electric vehicle solutions.

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