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Iowa business owner honored in President Trump's "Made in America" showcase

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An Iowa business owner was honored in President Trump's "Made in America" showcase Monday afternoon. 

Blake Waldrop, former Marine, is CEO of RMA Armament. The company designs, manufactures and markets armor plates at a factory in Centerville. He says the molds come from "American Pattern" and "CNW Works" in the Cedar Valley. 

President Trump signed a proclamation declaring July 17, 2017, as "Made in America" day and this week "Made in America" week. The president wanted to honor the companies that make "Made in America" the world standard for craftsmanship and quality and encourage other companies to manufacture their products in the United States. 

"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."

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