Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway Visits Missouri Pacific Lumber
Fayette, MO – Missouri Pacific Lumber, a longtime business in Fayette, had the privilege to host State Auditor Nicole Galloway on September 15th, 2016. Ms. Galloway is currently touring small businesses to discuss the recent audit of the Small Business Regulatory Fairn
ess Board. Missouri Pacific Lumber was fortunate enough to be selected as one of her stops.
Ms. Galloway met with Bucky Pescaglia, President and Ryan Pescaglia, Vice President about the needs of small businesses and how the Auditor’s Office can be an advocate for them. The meeting included a discussion lasting about 25 minutes and a tour of the facility.
“It isn’t often that you get a chance to meet with one of the top leaders in the state of Missouri so we jumped at the opportunity.” Bucky Pescaglia, President of Missouri Pacific Lumber, said. “We hosted the State Auditor Nicole Galloway at our facility and enjoyed a frank and open conversation on how state regulation impacts small business’s ability to remain competitive in a world economy. I was greatly impressed with Auditor Galloway’s ability to listen to and understand our concerns. Having her tour our facility and seeing the 42 employees that count on us to stay profitable helped illustrate the importance government and small businesses working together.”
Missouri Pacific Lumber has been in business over a half-century, and in Fayette over 20 years. Their state-of-the-art mill in Fayette specializes in American Black Walnut, but also produces other wood products including Oak, Maple, Cedar and Ash. The company is located in the Howard County Industrial park and currently sits on a 51-acre site. The company ships to clients around the world and has an annual production of 5 million feet of lumber. Currently, they employ 42 people and in 2010 the fourth generation of the Pescaglia family joined the company.“
Whenever we can host a State Official it is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our businesses and community.” Said Corey Mehaffy, President of the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation. “Attracting the attention of the State Auditor is a testament to Missouri Pacific Lumber’s success and reputation, as well as Fayette and Howard County. State level visits like these are evidence that MAEDC’s work in our three-county region is well received and successful.”
The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation wishes to thank State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Missouri Pacific Lumber, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and the Howard County Economic Development Council for their assistance with the event and dedication to economic development.