Gov. Ricketts tours Norfolk business after winning Governor’s Cup

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NORFOLK, Nebraska (KTIV)- For a third straight year, the Cornhusker State has brought home the Governor’s Cup.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts made a stop at one Siouxland business he credits for the state’s big accomplishment.

Governor Ricketts made a stop in Norfolk at Weiland Doors.

For more than 30 years, Weiland has manufactured doors and windows for industrial and thermal applications.

They work with engineers, facility maintenance managers, and design-build construction professionals.

Weiland recently expanded its business and hired more people.

The governor says that move allowed the state of Nebraska to win the Governor’s Cup, for the third year in a row.

“This is what allows Nebraska families to be able to go on that family vacation, make that car payment, that house payment, send their kids to school,” said Gov. Pete Ricketts, (R) Nebraska. “This is what economic development means- when companies invest, they create those job opportunities for Nebraska families.”

Ricketts met many Weiland employees while on the tour.

The COO of the company says getting the governor’s recognition means a lot to them.

“It’s obvious to tell that the governor and his whole team, they care about business,” said Rob Haake, COO Weiland Doors. “They get business and it makes business owners like us just really appreciate guys like them.”

Ricketts says Nebraska had more economic development projects in 2018 than North Dakota, South Dakota and Kansas combined.

Jennifer Lenzini

Jennifer Lenzini

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