Senator Merkley visits Bike Friday

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley talked to local TV stations during his visit to Bike Friday on April 3, where he discussed manufacturing in a roundtable.

Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley stopped by Bike Friday on April 3, and participated in a roundtable discussion with some local business leaders including Bike Friday Co-Founder Alan Scholz and Bike Friday General Manager Hanna Scholz.

Merkley’s visit is part of his “Made in Oregon Tour.”

Joining the discussion were Ann Bunnenberg, Brett Williams, Life Technologies Steve Miller, of Bulk Handling Systems John Harrison, of Willamette Valley Company; and Nikos Ridge of Ninkasi Brewing.

The roundtable discussion gave business leaders a chance to explain to Senator Merkley some of the issues they face.

After spending nearly 45 minutes listening to the business leaders, Senator Merkley took a tour of Bike Friday’s Factory, hosted by Hanna Scholz.

Hanna Scholz (right) shows Senator Merkley how a Bike Friday moves through the production line.

Bike Friday’s Merle Rothweiler works on a tandem while Senator Jeff Merkley tours the factory.

Bike Friday’s Peter Kaspar (left) shows Senator Merkley a jig he is tooling for the production line.

Local coverage on KEZI TV

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