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Small business tour brings Womack to town


U.S. Rep. Stephen Womack (Ark.-3) visited Alternative Design in Siloam Springs on Wednesday.

Womack stopped by as part of his small business tour of Northwest Arkansas to get a first-hand look at operations, tour the facility and meet with company leadership and employees, according to a press release from Womack’s office.

The congressman from Rogers met with Grant Loyd, Alternative Design’s president and CEO, as well as five other members of the company’s leadership team, who addressed issues the company face today. Some of the issues Loyd spoke about were the challenges of finding people who want to work and the possibility of a $15 an hour minimum wage.

On a positive note, Loyd spoke about how Alternative Design is strong in China and Taiwan and how it has done some work in Belgium and Japan. Alternative Design also has helped working on coronavirus vaccines by providing cages for animal studies, Loyd said.

“It’s kind of neat being involved and…

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