May 17, 2012

Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Scotland County

Dave Spence, Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri, visited Oakwood Industries and the Memphis area on Monday, May 14, 2012. Pictured (L to R) are Aaron Baker, Dave Spence, Ron Alexander, Logan Spence, Wylie Hoover, and Scott Meiners.

Dave Spence, Republican candidate for Governor, made a stop in Memphis today to tour Oakwood Industries. Oakwood is a furniture manufacturer that has provided quality jobs and furniture since 1987. The tour was led by Luke Fox as he shared the company's use of oak, cherry and maple products used in the furniture. Spence visited with owners and was also available for local media in Scotland County.

Spence, 54, recently stepped down as the President of Alpha Packaging after nearly 27 years at the helm. Spence secured a loan to buy Alpha in 1985 at the age of 26. At the time, the business had about 15 employees and $350,000 in annual sales. A proven job creator, Dave led Alpha's remarkable expansion to over 800 employees and almost $200 million in revenue. Spence has also served as the Chairman of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, a Missouri-based company. While quality manufacturing jobs were evaporating across the country, Spence found the formula to break that trend and help provide a good living for hundreds of Missourians.

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