Lt. Gov. Skillman Visits HUMMER H2 Plant
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (July 30)—Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman made a fact-finding visit to the HUMMER H2 Assembly Plant on July 30. Lt. Gov. Skillman has played a key role with Governor Mitch Daniels in establishing the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which will be important to AM General as the company moves forward with new projects.
Carter Hamilton, vice-president, vehicle assembly operations, hosted Lt. Gov. Skillman, along with David Whitby, H2 plant manager and Craig Mac Nab, director, public relations.
Whitby escorted Lt. Gov. Skillman on a tour of the General Assembly area, and Hamilton and Whitby discussed present and future prospects of the plant. Rebecca Parker, manager, administrative services and training, briefed Lt. Gov. Skillman on the important contribution state training grants made to the HUMMER H2 plant project.
The lieutenant governor is firmly grounded in the automotive business. Her father owned Carpenter Bus Company in Richmond, Ind., and her husband, Steve, was a long-time employee at the GM Powertrain plant in Bedford, Ind., their home town.
As she left, Lt. Gov. Skillman expressed her appreciation for the part AM General plays in the Indiana economy and her admiration for the H2 facility. Her parting words were, “Keep making us proud!”