Rep. Ron Travis Hosts La-Z-Boy Meeting With Governor Bill Haslam

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are  Gary Louallen (Dayton City Commissioner), Jason A. Smith (La-Z-Boy Plant production manager), Harold "Bimbo" McCawley (La-Z-Boy general manager), House Speaker Beth Harwell, Robert Swafford (La-Z-Boy Quality Assurance supervisor), Janet Earnhardt (La-Z-Boy Human Resources director), Kathryn Forsten (La-Z-Boy administrative assistant), State Representative Ron Travis
Shown, from left to right, are Gary Louallen (Dayton City Commissioner), Jason A. Smith (La-Z-Boy Plant production manager), Harold "Bimbo" McCawley (La-Z-Boy general manager), House Speaker Beth Harwell, Robert Swafford (La-Z-Boy Quality Assurance supervisor), Janet Earnhardt (La-Z-Boy Human Resources director), Kathryn Forsten (La-Z-Boy administrative assistant), State Representative Ron Travis

State Rep. Ron Travis (R–Dayton) hosted employees of La-Z-Boy Incorporated as well as constituents from Rhea and Bledsoe Counties during their visit to Nashville on Wednesday. Included in the group were top La-Z-Boy employees, local elected officials, and constituents from Rhea and Bledsoe Counties. 

The visit included an official La-Z-Boy couch presentation to Governor Haslam and a meet-and-greet with House Speaker Beth Harwell.

La-Z-Boy Incorporated currently employs over 1,300 individuals at its Dayton manufacturing facility.

In January, La-Z-Boy’s Dayton facility was named one of the "10 Best Plants in North America" by Industry Week magazine.

Shown, from left to right, are First Lady Chrissy Haslam, Governor Bill Haslam, Jason A. Smith (La-Z-Boy Plant Production manager), Robert Swafford (La-Z-Boy Quality Assurance supervisor)
Shown, from left to right, are First Lady Chrissy Haslam, Governor Bill Haslam, Jason A. Smith (La-Z-Boy Plant Production manager), Robert Swafford (La-Z-Boy Quality Assurance supervisor)

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