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Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: Lisle Corporation of Page County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
“The team at Lisle Corporation has a reputation for manufacturing excellence. The fact that many of their products are still made at the expanded site of their original Clarinda factory, built in 1903, is a testament to their ability to innovate while staying true to their roots,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “I’m proud to commend Mary Landhuis for her strong leadership as president of Lisle Corporation. I can’t think of a better way to kick off National Women's Small Business Month than recognizing a woman-led company in southwestern Iowa.”
Lisle Corporation was founded by C.A. Lisle in Clarinda, Iowa. The company got its start in 1903 as a manufacturer of horse-powered water well drilling machines, and in the 120 years since, has expanded to become a manufacturer and marketer of specialty automotive products. Now, Lisle Corporation is known for its mechanic’s creepers, lubrication, and tire products, among their 700 specialty automotive tools. The company is led by third, fourth, fifth, and sixth generation family members, many of whom have received awards for their contributions to the manufacturing industry and the Page County community.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.