plantgating
pp. Greeting and shaking hands with workers at the main gate of a manufacturing plant or warehouse, particularly by a politician during an election.

Example Citation:
"June 2, 1999 

THUNDER BAY 
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12:30 PM Thunder Bay New Democrats Rally 
         Patterson Park (May St. and Miles St.) 
  
DRYDEN 
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4:00 PM  Plantgating at Weyerhauser Mill"
—"NDP Leader Howard Hampton strengthens NDP support in Northern Ontario on last day before election," Canada NewsWire

Notes:
The "quote" given above is part of a politician's schedule during an election campaign. This was the only written source I could find for this word, but I've heard it used on radio and television. -Paul

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