Bonham -- For more than 12 years, Rick Narang has sponsored quarterly dinners for local officials and industrial leaders in Fannin County. On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the business community reciprocated by presenting a beautiful Texas-themed quilt to the Connecticut resident. Mr. Narang, president and founder of global manufacturing equipment supplier Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp., purchased the former General Cable Corporation facility almost 13 years ago and Bonham Industrial Foundation formally recognized Narang in 2008 for "his exceptional contribution to the community in the creation of jobs and improvements to the economy of Bonham."
"We always look forward to our great friend coming to town," remarked Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd. "This quilt is a gift of appreciation for all he does for Bonham."
Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd welcomes guests to a quarterly gathering local officials and business leaders.
Mayor Floyd, along with Beth Robertson, Lewis Donaghey, Allen Sanderson, Bob McCraw, Spanky Carter, Bill Yarbro and Tom Turner commissioned quilt maker Misty Jones to create a special gift for Narang and the impressive result was on display during the dinner Wednesday evening at Shumardii's Bar & Grill in Bonham.
(L-R) Rick Narang, Misty Jones, Eshan Narang and Roy Floyd
In addition to being an artistic creation, this is a gift that will certainly come in handy for the Bristol, Connecticut resident during those cold New England winter nights.
"Thank you, Misty," Narang said after taking a moment to examine the gift. "My wife will enjoy this and we will make good use of it."
The industrialist and entrepreneur also took a moment to reflect on the inviting business environment in the Lone Star State.
"Texas is a great state," Narang remarked.
The Narang family was well represented at the dinner because Mr. Narang's son, Eshan, a recent graduate of New York University, was also in Bonham for the event.
Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter expressed his appreciation to Narang for assistance as the county relocates employees in preparation for the restoration of the 1888 Fannin County Courthouse.
"He wanted to help us and we really appreciate it," the county judge noted.
(L-R) Misty Jones and Rick Narang examine the colorful, Texas-themed quilt.
*Article and Photos Courtesy of Allen Rich and North Texas E-News