Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured the J&P Cycles headquarters, outside Anamosa, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 15. The tour consisted of the showroom and warehouse facility, led by J&P Cycles own Rich Brecht, J&P’s director of contact center operations.
They walked through the warehouse, with its concrete floors, rows of products organized on metal shelves, motorized conveyer belts, stacks of palletized merchandise and employees boxing and unboxing motorcycle accessories.
Governor Branstad was impressed with the size of J&P Cycles’ warehouse and the volume of orders placed.
Branstad and Reynolds tour businesses throughout the state on a regular basis. “It’s important to know the businesses you have around in the state,” noted Branstad. “I like to be able to tell people that here we have a company that’s the largest motorcycle part supplier in the world. I didn’t know that before.”
Located right off Highway 151, a main thoroughfare running through Iowa and Wisconsin, Branstad noted that the last gas tax increase that took place in 1989 funded the four-lane Highway 151. The current gas tax increase will continue to improve roads and benefit motorcyclists.