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United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Arrive in Iowa Today for Senator Grassley's Ambassador's Tour

August 19, 2009

Washington, D.C. - Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk will arrive in Iowa at the invitation of Senator Charles Grassley for the 2009 Ambassador's tour.  Since 1986, Senator Grassley has invited all United States Ambassadors with embassies in Washington D.C. for a tour of Iowa.  Ambassador Kirk will join Senator Grassley and other diplomatic officials from throughout the globe to tour sites that showcase Iowa's potential for international trade.

Following are the events that Ambassador Kirk will attend.  All events are open press:

Wednesday, August 19

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner with Senator Grassley and other Ambassadors
Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University
1407 University Blvd.
Ames, Iowa

Thursday, August 20

7:45 a.m.  - 8:45 a.m.
Tour of Iowa Energy Center
1521 West F Avenue
Ames, Iowa

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Tour of Lincoln Way Energy

10:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Tour of Lennox International
200 S. 12th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Tour TPI Iowa (Wind Energy Manufacturing Plant)
2300 North 33rd Avenue East
Newton, IA

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Tour John Deere
825 SW Irvinedale Drive
Ankeny, IA