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Wisconsin governor tours Marquis and Carver plant

Marquis and Carver Yachts welcomed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to its facility in Pulaski on Dec. 10.

Marquis and Carver Yachts welcomed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to its facility in Pulaski on Dec. 10 and he toured the plant as part of an employee meeting.

"We are honored to have the governor visit our facility," Marquis Yachts president and CEO Rob Parmentier said in a statement. "The governor's visit is a clear illustration our strategy we set forth more than a year ago is taking shape and working. We are being recognized for these accomplishments, as well as some exciting news-worthy announcements we will be making in the near future."

"The momentum, direction and impact Rob and his team have made in Pulaski on Carver and Marquis is incredible. The governor's visit is a realization of those accomplishments and achievements," Marquis Yachts chairman and owner Irwin Jacobs said.

"What is happening in Pulaski at Marquis and Carver is big,” Marquis Yachts co-owner Paul DeJoria said. “I cannot wait to hear the rumbling and see the groundswell from what is to come from this operation and announcement."

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