August 26, 2008
POTEAU, OK - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today visited Tiger Truck's new manufacturing facility in Poteau, Oklahoma. With the opening of this facility in July, 2008, Tiger Trucks became the first U.S. truck manufacturer to produce a Chinese design vehicle in the United States. Senator Inhofe also met with Mayor Jeff Shockley and several residents of Poteau and spoke with them about issues of interest to their city and community.
"I was pleased to meet with Mike Ward, founder and CEO of Tiger Truck Manufacturing and appreciated the tour of their brand new facility." Senator Inhofe said. "Oklahoma companies have long been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, and Tiger Trucks in Poteau is no exception. In fact, Tiger Truck is the only truck manufacturer in the United States to produce a Chinese-style vehicle here in America. The production of these new trucks in Poteau will greatly contribute to Oklahoma's economy as well as America's transportation sector."
Mayor Jeff Shockley of Poteau today praised Senator Inhofe for his visit to Poteau, saying: "This is not Senator Inhofe's first trip to Poteau; he visits regularly. We appreciate his familiarity with and support for southeast Oklahoma."