Tipton hears concerns of business people

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U.S. Rep.Scott Tipton, right, and Rick Spear, president of Leitner Poma, talk in front of a bull wheel at the Leitner-Poma plant Tuesday during a tour and manufacturers’ roundtable meeting. Among the projects Leitner Poma is handling is the construction of a new tram to connect the sides of Royal Gorge, which was destroyed by a wildfire. The effect of federal and state regulations on businesses was a topic of the meeting.


U.S. Rep.Scott Tipton, right, and Rick Spear, president of Leitner Poma, talk in front of a bull wheel at the Leitner-Poma plant Tuesday during a tour and manufacturers’ roundtable meeting. Among the projects Leitner Poma is handling is the construction of a new tram to connect the sides of Royal Gorge, which was destroyed by a wildfire. The effect of federal and state regulations on businesses was a topic of the meeting.

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