Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visits Pioneer Service for #MFGDay17On October 5, 2017, Lt. Governor Sanguinetti visited Pioneer Service to see manufacturing operations, hear the Pioneer story, and collect ideas on reaching more youth for STEM careers like manufacturing.Photo (from left to right):Tiernan Murrell, Co-Director for SparkShopSteve Brezwyn, V.P. Operations, Pioneer ServiceAneesa Muthana, President & Co-Owner, Pioneer ServiceEric Smith, Director of Sales, Pioneer ServiceLt. Governor of Illinois, Evelyn SanguinettiMayor of Addison, Rich VeenstraRose of Sharon DeVos, Business Development Manager, Pioneer ServiceJames Rewis, Quality Manager, Pioneer ServicePhotos from visitIn her visit, the Lt. Governor expressed genuine interest in our industry and enthusiasm for engaging more of Illinois’ youth in STEM programs boost career opportunities. After a plant tour, Tiernan Murell shared the vision for www.SparkShop.org\u00a0and was invited to present further to the Rural Affairs Counsel about the program that “sparks” interest in STEM careers in elementary school.Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra discussed local initiatives to boost manufacturing’s image, and had his team create video footage of the visit for inclusion in video production on the subject. It was a great example of local and state government working with small businesses\u00a0to make a difference in communities!