Congressional Visits

Members of Congress are touring the manufacturing facilities of suppliers to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction and maintenance program to learn firsthand how funding for the aircraft carrier program impacts skilled jobs and regional economies. We have highlighted these tours below.

To have your Member of Congress tour your facility so you can tell your company’s story, please contact Steve Bassermann and he will help facilitate a facility tour.

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11/6/13
Congressman Rick Larsen tours Clarus Fluid Intelligence in Bellingham, Washington

“I enjoyed touring Clarus Fluid Intelligence to see how this local manufacturer is creating jobs and supporting our national defense,” said Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA-02). “Companies like Clarus are the backbone of our manufacturing economy in the Pacific Northwest.”

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After the facility tour, the staff at Clarus Fluid Intelligence poses with Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA-2)

After the facility tour, the staff at Clarus Fluid Intelligence poses with Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA-2).

 
         
   

11/5/13
Congressman Mark Sanford visits G1 Mechanical in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

“Today’s visit offered me a chance to hear from the men and women at G1 Mechanical about what they are working on and it underscored the fact, for me, that we need to get the budgeting process back on track in Washington so that we are properly funding programs in the core realm of government, such as national defense,” said Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC-1).

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Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC-1) poses with the employees of G1 Mechanical during his visit.

Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC-1) poses with the employees of G1 Mechanical during his visit.

 
         
  9/6/13
Congressman Mike Thompson Tours RIX Industries in Benicia, California
 

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-5) learns about the parts that RIX Industries provides for the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-5) learns about the parts that RIX Industries provides for the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
  9/4/13
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Tours John Crane in Morton Grove, Illinois
 

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) visits John Crane to learn about the contributions its employees make to aircraft carrier construction and maintenance.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) visits John Crane to learn about the contributions its employees make to aircraft carrier construction and maintenance.

 
         
  9/3/13
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Tours Ranor in Westminster, Massachusetts
 

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03) talks with Bob Francis president of Ranor during the facility tour.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03) talks with Bob Francis president of Ranor during the facility tour.

 
         
  8/29/13
Congressman Bill Johnson Tours Hunt Valve in Salem, Ohio
 

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) talks with Ed Fisher and Dale Carrick of Hunt Valve in front of its newest investment in technology, The Okuma LU45.

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) talks with Ed Fisher and Dale Carrick of Hunt Valve in front of its newest investment in technology, The Okuma LU45.

 
         
  8/29/13
Congressman Mark Sanford Tours Pegasus Steel in Goose Creek, South Carolina
 

Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC-1) tours Pegasus with CEO Tony Deering.

Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC-1) tours Pegasus with CEO Tony Deering.

 
         
  8/28/13
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Tours Lister Chain & Forge in Blaine, Washington
 

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1) addresses the workforce at Lister Chain & Forge.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1) addresses the workforce at Lister Chain & Forge.

 
         
  8/21/13
Congressman Jim Himes Tours Cornell-Carr Co. in Monroe, Connecticut


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Cornell-Carr CEO Philip H. Gangnath shows Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) an aircraft carrier 800-pound window.

Cornell-Carr CEO Philip H. Gangnath shows Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) an aircraft carrier 800-pound window.

 
         
  8/20/13
Congressman Steve Chabot Tours Federal Equipment Company in Cincinnati, Ohio
 

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) stands in front of the Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) after senior management at Federal Equipment Company demonstrated the elevator and discussed the linear motor technology behind the elevator operation.

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) stands in front of the Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) after senior management at Federal Equipment Company demonstrated the elevator and discussed the linear motor technology behind the elevator operation.

 
         
   

8/13/13
Congressman Rahall Visits Level 1 Fasteners Inc. in Huntington
, West Virginia

“It was a pleasure to meet the employees of Level 1 Fasteners Inc. and understand how important their work is to maintaining a strong U.S. Navy,” said Congressman Nick Rahall. “We need to invest in aircraft carrier funding to ensure that our national security is the strongest it can be, so it can protect our allies and deter our enemies.”

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Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV-3) listens to employees of Level 1 Fasteners Inc. speaks about the importance of aircraft carrier funding

Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV-3) listens to employees of Level 1 Fasteners Inc. speaks about the importance of aircraft carrier funding

 
         
   

8/9/13
Congresswoman Capito Tours TW Metals in South Charleston
, West Virginia

“It was a pleasure to visit TW Metals and meet the employees who contribute to building a vital component of our national security, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers,” said Congresswoman Capito. “This facility tour emphasized the important role TW Metals and its employees play in strengthening our national security. I appreciate all of the work that TW Metals does to ensure that our Navy is capable of maintaining its power across the globe.”

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Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV-2) meets with employees of TW Metals during her facility visit

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV-2) meets with employees of TW Metals during her facility visit

 
         
   

8/9/13
Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Visits Dante Valve in Bellflower
, California

“I greatly enjoyed meeting the men and women of Dante Valve and their families. These skilled workers are such a vital part of our community and the U.S. Navy industrial base,” said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. “I saw how investing in the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier maintenance and construction program is not only an investment in our national security—but is also an investment in our community and state. Today I got to see this investment at work and the families that benefit from it.”

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Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) speaks with Dante Valve Company Quality Assurance Inspector Anthony Coelho during her tour

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) speaks with Dante Valve Company Quality Assurance Inspector Anthony Coelho during her tour

 
         
   

8/8/13
Congressman Amodei Tours RIX Industries in Sparks
, Nevada

“RIX Industries, a manufacturer whose compressors are on a third of all U.S. Navy ships, is the type of employer we would like to see more of in a diversified Western Nevada economy. Their contributions in terms of jobs, our tax base, and the ability of our service men and women to perform their duties are positives for our community and something that I am glad I was able to see here first hand. Thank you, RIX team,” said Congressman Mark Amodei.

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Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) visits with employees at RIX Industries to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction

Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) visits with employees at RIX Industries to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction

 
         
   

7/29/13
Congressman Andrews tours Triman Industries Inc. in West Berlin
, New Jersey

“I greatly enjoyed meeting the men and women of Triman Industries who are such a vital part of our community and the U.S. Navy industrial base,” said Congressman Andrews. “The tour was a great opportunity to learn about the significant impact the aircraft carrier construction and maintenance program has on our local and state economy as well as the major contribution they make to keep our U.S. Navy strong.”

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Congressman Andrews (D-NJ-01) poses with the employees of Triman Industries after his tour

Congressman Andrews (D-NJ-01) poses with the employees of Triman Industries after his tour

 
         
  6/17/13
Senator Bob Casey Tours L-3 SPD Electrical Systems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

Senator Casey (PA-D) engages the L-3 SPD Electrical Systems workforce, 200 strong, on critical US Navy programs including the Ford Class Carriers.

Senator Casey (PA-D) engages the L-3 SPD Electrical Systems workforce, 200 strong, on critical US Navy programs including the Ford Class Carriers

 
         
   

6/10/13
Congressman Richard Neal Tours Warren Pumps in Warren
, Massachusetts

 

Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA-1) learns about the products manufactured at Warren Pumps

Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA-1) learns about the products manufactured at Warren Pumps

 
         
   

5/29/13
Congressman Scott tours Davis Interiors in Norfolk
, Virginia

“The men and women at Davis Interiors are part of a proud tradition of manufacturers here on Hampton Road who supply parts and services for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Davis Interiors has the distinction of being the oldest woman-owned shipboard habitability company in the country. The company and its skilled workers are part of an industrial base that must be maintained in order to keep our U.S. Navy and community strong. A strong driver of economic development, carrier construction and maintenance is essential to our national defense strategy and I will continue to advocate in Congress for full funding for U.S. aircraft carriers,” said Congressman Bobby Scott.

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Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) talks with John Gibson of Davis Interiors

Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) talks with John Gibson of Davis Interiors

 
         
   

5/24/13
Congresswoman Brown tours Nuflo Inc. in Jacksonville
, Florida

Congresswoman Corrine Brown stated, “I saw how investing in the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier maintenance and construction program is an investment in workers in our community and state. It also is an investment to allow our nation to project power across the globe protecting our allies and deterring our adversaries. The men and women I met with shared their opinions about the importance of maintaining an industrial base capable of sustaining eleven aircraft carriers to keep our nation safe.”

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL-5) meets with Nuflo Inc. employees and a representative of KME

Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL-5) meets with Nuflo Inc. employees and a representative of KME

 
         
   

5/2/13
Congressman Rothfus Tours Global/SFC Valve in Somerset
, Pennsylvania

Congressman Rothfus stated, “I appreciated the opportunity to meet the many skilled and hard-working women and men who work at Global/SFC Valve in Somerset. Global/SFC Valve provides critical components that allow our nation’s aircraft carriers to project power across the globe. An investment in aircraft carrier construction and maintenance is an investment in national security.”

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Bob Kirst, President of Global/SFC, and Steve Yanosky, Lead CNC Programmer of Global/SFC, (left to right) talk with Congressman Rothfus [PA-12] about the company’s technology

Bob Kirst, President of Global/SFC, and Steve Yanosky, Lead CNC Programmer of Global/SFC, (left to right) talk with Congressman Rothfus [PA-12] about the company’s technology

 
         
   

5/1/13
Congressman Barber tours AGM Container Controls in Tucson
, Arizona

Congressman Ron Barber commented on his visit, “I greatly enjoyed meeting with the men and women of AGM who are such an important part of our community and the U.S. Navy industrial base. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I know that investment in our industrial base is an investment in our community and our national security. Today I got to see this investment hard at work and the jobs it brings to our community. I know from my work on the House Committee on Small Business that AGM has the type of jobs that are essential to the Southern Arizona economy.”

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Congressman Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) tours AGM Container and Control with Eric Zuercher, Director of Engineering, AGM Container Controls

Congressman Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) tours AGM Container and Control with Eric Zuercher, Director of Engineering, AGM Container Controls

 
         
   

4/29/13
Congressman Perry tours Precision Custom Components in York, Pennsylvania

“The men and women of Precision Custom Components provide vital parts to our U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Their work has helped to keep our nation safe and allowed our U.S. Navy to deter potential adversaries and assure our allies. They shared their strong concerns with me about the need to maintain an industrial base capable of sustaining America’s military strength and the challenges facing the industrial base here in York,” said Congressman Scott Perry.

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Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA-4) speaks with Gary Butler, President & CEO, Precision Custom Components, & Earl Shue of Precision Custom Components during his tour

Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA-4) speaks with Gary Butler, President & CEO, Precision Custom Components, & Earl Shue of Precision Custom Components during his tour

 
         
   

4/5/13
Congressman Paulsen Tours Curtiss-Wright’s Exlar facility in Chanhassen
, Minnesota

Congressman Erik Paulsen, stated, “Touring Exlar’s facility allowed me to observe how its skilled workforce designs and manufactures parts to maintain U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier strength. The men and women at Exlar continue to greatly contribute to our economy and national security.”

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Congressman Paulsen (MN-3) views Exlar’s motor technology with Vic Everson, president of Exlar.

Congressman Paulsen (MN-3) views Exlar’s motor technology with Vic Everson, president of Exlar

 
         
   

4/3/13
Congressman Murphy Tours Penn State Tool & Die in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

“Penn State Tool & Die boasts a strong, skilled workforce making incredible contributions to both Southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy and our national defense,” said Congressman Tim Murphy. “By manufacturing vital components for our aircraft carriers, these hard-working men and women ensure our Navy is strong, prepared, and operating forward.”

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Congressman Murphy (PA-18) tours the facility with Ralph E. Ciacco, President, Penn State Tool & Die Corporation

Congressman Murphy (PA-18) tours the facility with Ralph E. Ciacco, President, Penn State Tool & Die Corporation

 
         
   

3/27/13
Congressman Jordan Tours Nelson Stud Welding in Elyria
, Ohio

Representative Jordan stated, “Today’s tour gave me the opportunity to see the good work being done at Nelson Stud Welding. The fourth district is home to many manufacturing jobs and these parts keep our nation safe and our U.S. Navy patrolling international waters. These jobs are part of an industrial base that must be maintained in order to keep our U.S. Navy strong.” 

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) talks with Steven Dobos, president, Butler Weldments, Jim Armstrong, vice president of operations, Butler Weldments, Jeff Philibeck, operations manager, Butler Weldments, during his tour of The Butler Weldments Corporation in Cameron, Texas.

U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4) examines welding equipment with Terry Sterling, director of project management, Nelson Stud Welding

 
         
   

3/26/13
Congressman John Carter Tours Butler Weldments in Cameron, Texas

Representative Carter said, “The tour was a great opportunity to learn about the role the aircraft carrier construction and maintenance program has on our economy here in Texas. This facility is an essential part of our local economy and our national security.” 

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) talks with Steven Dobos, president, Butler Weldments, Jim Armstrong, vice president of operations, Butler Weldments, Jeff Philibeck, operations manager, Butler Weldments, during his tour of The Butler Weldments Corporation in Cameron, Texas.

Representative John Carter (TX-31) talks with Steven Dobos, president, Butler Weldments, Jim Armstrong, vice president of operations, Butler Weldments, Jeff Philibeck, operations manager, Butler Weldments, during his tour of The Butler Weldments Corporation in Cameron, Texas

 
         
   

2/1/13
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Tours Ward Leonard Electric Company in Thomaston, Connecticut

Representative Esty stated, “It was wonderful to meet the hardworking employees at Ward Leonard and see the important contribution they make to our country. Small businesses like Ward Leonard across the nation play an important role in manufacturing parts for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. It is vital our nation invests in programs that strengthen manufacturing in America and secure our nation.” 

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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) meets with Ward Leonard employees during her tour of the facility.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) meets with Ward Leonard employees during her tour of the facility

 
         
  1/29/13
Congressman Mark Pocan, New Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tours Milwaukee Valve
in New Berlin, Wisconsin
“I enjoyed meeting with the employees at Milwaukee Valve and witnessing the dedication and hard work that these employees contribute to the U.S. Navy and our national defense,” stated Representative Pocan.
 

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI-2), (center) meets Rick Giannini (right), President and CEO of Milwaukee Valve and Diane Seder (left), co-owner of Milwaukee Valve.

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI-2), (center) meets Rick Giannini (right), President and CEO of Milwaukee Valve and Diane Seder (left), co-owner of Milwaukee Valve

 

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