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Gov. Pat Quinn Stops At Trucking Company In Colona

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Just a day after his State of the State address, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is on the road highlighting business success stories and job creation in the state.

Quinn stopped at Tennant Truck Lines in Colona to congratulate the company's success in recent expansion. Quinn said there's plenty more room for job growth in Illinois --

"There's no better way to help the community than to give employment to hardworking people," said Quinn. He also said job growth in the state starts with companies like Tennant Truck Lines.

"Transportation is really a huge part of our economy."

Tennant Trucking is a tax incentive success story. The company signed up for EDGE income tax credits in 2011. In order to become eligible, Tennant had to make a $2.1 million capital investment and hire at least 30 people.

"It was quite an undertaking," said Todd Stoner, VP, Tennant Truck Lines. "But we were able to do it. We were working very hard for that." Tennant not only hired 30 people, it hired more than 60 other employees. The company will now be eligible for more than $1 million from the state over the next 10 years.

The company plans to hire another 40 - 45 employees this year.

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