Gov. John Kitzhaber paid a visit to Breedlove Guitars, where he toured the factory and visited with the Breedlove Craftsmen. He congratulated the company on an upcoming expansion move into a bigger factory and hiring more employees.
"One of the challenges in the economy is keeping the dollars circulating through the economy, through local sources and building local supply chains," said the governor.
Breedlove owner Tom Bedell said he was glad to have his success recognized.
"It's not just having a factory or business here, it's just being a part of the whole life in Oregon," Bedell said.