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Congresswoman Spartz Hears from Employers and Entrepreneurs in Grant County

April 12, 2021

MARION, Ind. -- Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (IN-05) spent the day in Grant County, touring a variety of organizations that are making a huge impact in the community.

Rep. Spartz met with management and employees of Atlas Foundry, one of the oldest businesses in Marion. Established in 1893, Atlas Foundry specializes in gray iron castings for a wide range of industries. Rep. Spartz heard about the issues facing manufacturing today and ways she can support the industry and its workers.

The Congresswoman traveled to Carey Services, a community-based organization that supports persons with disabilities realize their full potential, where she saw their operations, and she learned more about the services they provide in the county. 

Lastly, Rep. Spartz traveled to Upland to meet with leadership from NearSpace Launch, an aviation and aerospace company, and Taylor University. NearSpace Launch is working to expand our nation’s satellite system and expanding STEM education through a program called "Your Steps to Space for Students."

“As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I always value the input from my constituents on the ground that I can share with my colleagues in Washington D.C.,” said Rep. Spartz. “It is very important for our policies to support strong education, dynamic job creation and an innovative economy.”

Watching production at Atlas Foundry in Marion, IN


Rep. Spartz with employees at Atlas Foundry


at NearSpace Launch in Upland, IN


classroom at Carey Services


art at Carey Services