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US 20 Association 2007 Summit

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sioux City - Representatives of Iowa's burgeoning renewable fuels industry will address transportation infrastructure needs during the upcoming US 20 Summit.

Bill Neese, director of transportation and logistics at REG, Inc. will be on the program and a representative of the USDA has been invited to comment as well.

Congressman Steve King, Congressman Tom Latham, and Iowa DOT Commission Chair Suzan Boden will also participate in the Summit that will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center on Friday, April 13.

"Iowa is a national leader in the production of both ethanol and biodiesel," remarked Shirley Phillips, president of the US 20 Corridor Association and executive director of Sac Economic and Tourism Development. "Existing production facilities in northwest Iowa, when coupled with present transportation demands for business and industry, are placing a huge burden on our transportation infrastructure. Completed four-lane US 20 will provide a much needed relief valve for these industries in terms of both efficiency and, perhaps more importantly, safety for those hauling freight and the traditional traveler."

The US 20 Association Summit will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th Street. Registration for the event will begin at 9 am with the program slated to start at 10 am. Events will conclude at 3:30 pm.

Registration for the event is $35 which includes the noon meal and refreshments. For a registration form, please contact Phillips at 712-662-7383 or by email at setd@longlines.com. The registration form is also available at www.4lane20.com.

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