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Brian Klock to accompany governor to China

Brian Klock

Mitchell businessman Brian Klock will be among a contingent of 15 South Dakota business and agriculture leaders departing today with Gov. Dennis Daugaard for a trade mission to China.

"South Dakota companies have immense growth potential in the Chinese market," Daugaard said. "I am pleased to have representatives from so many excellent, export-ready South Dakota companies joining me, and I hope to continue developing relationships that were formed during last year's trade mission."

The trade mission is made possible by a State Trade and Export Promotion grant awarded to South Dakota by the Small Business Administration. The delegation will travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong for scheduled meetings to discuss exporting their products and commodities.

"Most people don't realize that South Dakota companies of all sizes are fully capable of selling their products throughout the world," said Klock, president of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, in Mitchell.

"We are living in a global economy, and Klock Werks is looking forward to this opportunity to become a more active participant in it. It is an honor to be a part of this mission."

Also traveling in the trade mission are representatives from AgSense LLC, Huron; Dakota Style, Clark; Lankota Group, Huron; Larson Cable Trailers, Huron; Millennium Recycling, Sioux Falls; Orion Food Systems, Sioux Falls; Raven Industries, Sioux Falls; RPM & Associates, Rapid City; South Dakota Corn Growers Association; South Dakota Pork Producers; South Dakota Soybean Association; Sterling Technologies, Sioux Falls; Terex Bid-Well, Canton; and UltiMed Inc., De Smet.