The following press release has been received from 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo:
Manzullo to Host Ambassadors from Japan
and Thailand in McHenry County on Monday
[MARENGO] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) will welcome Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S, and Don Pramudwinai, Thai Ambassador to the U.S., to McHenry County on Monday, April 19, to tour a Marengo manufacturing plant and discuss possible business opportunities with local business and government leaders.
Manzullo, senior Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, works directly with the Ambassadors in Washington, DC and invited them to come to northern Illinois to meet with local business leaders and students.
Manzullo and the Ambassadors will tour the Chicago-Rockford International Airport on Sunday and participate in a Forum on the Global Economic Recovery at Rockford College earlier Monday.
In Marengo, Manzullo and the Ambassadors will tour Nissan Forklift and meet with company officials and local business and government leaders about potential business opportunities for Japanese- and Thai-owned firms in McHenry County.
With approximately 275 employees in Marengo, Nissan Forklift (a division of the Japanese-owned Nissan Motor Company) is a great example of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States that provides much-needed jobs for Americans.
Manzullo and the Ambassadors will arrive at Nissan Forklift at 11 a.m. and receive a presentation from company leaders and tour of the plant.
At noon, local business and government leaders will explain why McHenry County is a great location for Japanese- and Thai-owned firms looking to set up shop in the United States.
WHAT: Japanese and Thai Ambassadors join Rep. Manzullo on visit to McHenry County
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 19
WHERE: Nissan Forklift, 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo, IL