Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg congratulate Iowa business owner honored at White House

Date: 
July 17, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg congratulated an Iowa business owner honored Monday afternoon by President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Blake Waldrop is a former Marine, sworn police officer and CEO of RMA Armament. The company designs, manufactures and markets armor plates at a 20,000 square foot factory in Centerville.

"I'm so excited to see the president recognizing one of our home grown entrepreneurs, Blake Waldrop," Gov. Reynolds said. "Blake's commitment to our country and state is rightly being held up as an example for us all. I want to congratulate and applaud him for sharing his time and talent in Iowa."

"Blake Waldrop is a great example of entrepreneurs working day and night throughout Iowa," Lt. Gov. Gregg said. "We hope his story will inspire others to choose Iowa as the home for their production and products."

President Trump signed a proclamation declaring July 17, 2017, as “Made in America” day and this week as “Made in America” week. The president wanted to honor the companies who make “Made in America” the world standard for craftsmanship and quality and encourage other companies to manufacture their products in the United States. All fifty states were represented at the event.