Pence to visit Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS ? Vice President Mike Pence will visit Cedar Rapids Wednesday to tour Rockwell Collins, the region?s largest employer with facilities across Eastern Iowa.

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum said Monday Pence will join him to visit Rockwell, which Blum described as ?a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world,? and meet with leadership employees.

The aviation company has about 8,000 employees in Cedar Rapids and approximately 1,350 more in Coralville, Manchester, Decorah and other Eastern Iowa communities. It has some 30,000 workers worldwide.

Pence last visited Cedar Rapids in August 2016 when he campaigned at Modern Companies. A former radio talk show host, Pence made numerous trips to Iowa over the years as an Indiana member of Congress and governor.

He was the keynote speaker at Sen. Joni Ernst?s annual Roast and Ride in 2017.