Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Stops at Ball Aerospace

PennyPritzkerBallBall Aerospace and Technologies Corp. discussed its manufacturing investments and business insights with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as part of her nationwide listening tour .

Pritzker toured the company’s facilities in Boulder, Colo., and led discussions between government officials and industry leaders, Ball Aerospace Chief Operating Officer Rob Strain writes in a guest blog post on the Commerce Department website.

Strain says Pritzker’s visit was an opportunity for the company to highlight its collaboration with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on a weather satellite system.

The company designed the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite to help meteorologists predict extreme weather conditions across the globe.

Ball Aerospace also showed Pritzker a joint polar satellite system and an ozone mapping and profiling instrument the company is developing on behalf of NOAA.

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