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.

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12/17/14
Congressman Steve Stivers Visits DNV GL in Dublin, Ohio

“It was great to meet the committed team here at DNV GL and to learn more about how their work contributes to the construction of our Navy’s aircraft carriers. It was also inspiring to see firsthand the skilled work done here in Dublin that goes into maintaining our Navy’s worldwide reach and prominence. DNV GL contributes directly to our nation’s economic growth, for job creation for hardworking American families, and for maintenance of a robust national security,” stated Congressman Stivers.

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9/3/14
Congressman Rob Wittman Visits UHP Projects, Inc. in Newport News, VA

"It was a pleasure to meet the hardworking staff at UHP Projects and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy and to our national defense. Today's visit was a tremendous opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse at how sustained funding for the production and construction program of the U.S. Navy fleet is absolutely critical in order for U.S. forces to maintain forward presence and preparedness," said Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01).

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8/28/14
Congressman Chris Collins Tours Graham Corporation in Batavia, New York

"It was an honor meeting the employees at Graham and learning about their vital work constructing components for our Navy’s aircraft carriers. Local businesses like Graham are essential to maintaining economic growth and good-paying job opportunities here in Western New York, while ensuring our nation’s national security. It was great to see firsthand how the skilled work happening here in Batavia contributes to our Navy’s strength around the world," stated Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY-27).

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8/29/14
Congressman Bill Flores Visits Butler Weldments Corp. in Cameron, Texas

“It was great to meet the committed employee team at Butler Weldments and to learn more about how their work contributes to the construction of our Navy’s aircraft carriers. It was also inspiring to see firsthand the skilled work done here in Cameron that goes into maintaining our Navy’s worldwide reach and prominence. Hometown businesses like Butler Weldments are essential elements for our nation’s economic growth, for job creation for hardworking American families, and for maintenance of a robust national security,” said Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX-17).

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Congressman Bill Flores (left) learns about Butler Weldments’ contributions to aircraft carrier construction and maintenance.

Congressman Bill Flores (left) learns about Butler Weldments’ contributions to aircraft carrier construction and maintenance.

 
         
   

8/18/14
Congressman Mike Quigley Tours A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park, Illinois

“Working side by side with the dedicated crew at Castle gave me valuable insight into the various types of technical training and education we have to invest in nationally to retain and grow our manufacturing industry. Thank you to everyone at A.M. Castle & Co. for such an informative day and for the work they are doing as a sustainable and socially responsible business in our district,” said Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL-05).

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Congressman Quigley (left) monitors an employee using a precision saw to smooth the ends of steel pieces.

Congressman Quigley (left) monitors an employee using a precision saw to smooth the ends of steel pieces.

 
         
   

8/12/14
Congressman Bobby Scott Visits Premier in Portsmouth, Virginia

“It was such a pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at Premier and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy and to our national security. Visiting facilities like this helps Members of Congress understand just how critical sustained funding is for the production and construction program of the U.S. Navy fleet in order for U.S. forces to maintain a forward presence and be prepared for unanticipated crisis anywhere in the world. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-03).

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Congressman Bobby Scott learns about the parts that Premier supplies for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

Congressman Bobby Scott learns about the parts that Premier supplies for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

 
         
   

8/12/14
Congressman Howard Coble Visits Tiger Controls, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina

“It was a pleasure to meet the employees at Tiger Controls and learn more about how their work contributes to constructing our Navy’s aircraft carriers. It was a great to see firsthand the skilled work here in Greensboro that goes into maintaining our Navy’s strength around the world. These local businesses are essential to maintain our overall economy, jobs and national security,” stated Congressman Coble (R-NC-06).

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Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC-06) poses with the staff of Tiger Controls during his tour of the facility.

Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC-06) poses with the staff of Tiger Controls during his tour of the facility.

 
         
   

8/8/14
Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson Visits Ellwood National Forge Facility in Irvine, Pennsylvania

“It was a pleasure to meet the hardworking staff at Ellwood National Forge and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy and to our national defense. Visiting facilities like this helps Members of Congress better understand just how critical sustained funding is for the production and construction program of the U.S. Navy fleet in order for U.S. forces to maintain forward presence and preparedness for unanticipated crisis anywhere in the world,” Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-05).

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Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson learns about the parts that Ellwood National Forge Facility contributes to the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson learns about the parts that Ellwood National Forge Facility contributes to the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
   

7/21/14
Congresswoman Nita Lowey Tours AERCO in Blauvelt, New York

“AERCO is a great example of how hard-earned taxpayer dollars are supporting business right here in Rockland, and throughout the rest of the Lower Hudson Valley. AERCO’s talented employees there are dedicated to manufacturing products that help keep our country secure and our local economy strong. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have fought for additional investments in key initiatives that help businesses like AERCO, and I will continue to make sure government is working for our area’s economy,” stated Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17)

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7/21/14
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Visits AMMCON Corp. in Hillsboro, Oregon

“This was a great opportunity to meet with the talented employees at AMMCON and to learn more about their manufacturing process, which helps keep our country secure and our local economy strong. This tour reinforced how important the maintenance of our manufacturing industry is to supporting the skilled jobs and businesses in our community,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01)

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) listens to an AMMCON Corp. employee explain how his skilled work produces parts to go into the construction of the largest, most powerful ships in the U.S. Navy fleet.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) listens to an AMMCON Corp. employee explain how his skilled work produces parts to go into the construction of the largest, most powerful ships in the U.S. Navy fleet.

 
         
   

7/2/14
Congressman Frelinghuysen Visits Brighton Cromwell in Randolph, New Jersey

“This was a great opportunity to meet with the talented employees at Brighton Cromwell to learn more about their dedication to manufacturing products that help keep our country secure and our local economy strong,” said Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11). “This tour reinforced how important the maintenance of our defense industrial base is to supporting skilled jobs and businesses in our community. It is vital for New Jersey and for our national security that we continue to support a strong carrier fleet. That is why the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which I chair, added to our bill full funding to initiate the refueling of the carrier USS George Washington, a vital part of our naval power projection forces.”

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Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) takes a moment to pose in front of a banner displaying Brighton Cromwell’s pride in supplying parts for the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program.

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) takes a moment to pose in front of a banner displaying Brighton Cromwell’s pride in supplying parts for the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program.

 
         
   

6/5/14
Congressman Jon Runyan Visits Interstate Connecting Components in Lumberton, New Jersey

“It was a pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at Interstate Connecting Components to learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy and to our national defense. Visiting facilities helps Members of Congress understand the importance of sustained funding for the production and construction program of the U.S. Navy fleet in order for U.S. forces to be the forward presence and prepared for unanticipated crisis anywhere in the world,” said Congressman Jon Runyan.

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Congressman Runyan (R-NJ-03) tours Interstate Connecting Components

Congressman Runyan (R-NJ-03) tours Interstate Connecting Components.

 
         
   

5/23/14
Congressman Ander Crenshaw Visits Nuflo, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida

“This was a great opportunity to meet with the talented employees at Nuflo to learn more about their dedication to manufacturing exceptional products that help keep our country secure and our local economy strong. This tour reinforced how important aircraft carrier new construction and maintenance funding is to skilled jobs and businesses in our community. It is vital for our community and for our national security that we continue to make carrier funding a top priority, said Congressman Crenshaw."

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Congressman Crenshaw sees firsthand the parts Nuflo Inc. provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Crenshaw sees firsthand the parts Nuflo Inc. provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
   

5/16/14
Congressman Gerlach Tours JACQUET Mid Atlantic in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

“This was a great opportunity to meet with the talented employees at JACQUET to learn more about their dedication to manufacturing exceptional products that help keep our country secure and our local economy strong. I really appreciated employees' ideas about how we can retain and grow manufacturing jobs locally and how aircraft carrier construction and maintenance contributes to our country's military readiness. That feedback will be extremely helpful to me during upcoming discussions in Congress about making sure we provide the men and women in our Armed Forces with the resources they need to do their jobs."

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Congressman Gerlach learns about the parts JACQUET Mid Atlantic provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Gerlach learns about the parts JACQUET Mid Atlantic provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
   

4/24/14
Senator Murphy tours L.C. Doane Company in Ivoryton, Connecticut

“The skilled workforce at the L.C. Doane Company designs and manufactures parts to ensure that the U.S. Navy remains the most technological advanced fleet in the world. This company’s great work allows the United States to project power across the globe, better protect our allies and deter our adversaries. The hardworking men and women at The L.C. Doane Company continue to enhance our economy and national security, and I’m proud of the great work they’re doing here in Connecticut,” stated Chris Murphy.

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William Psillos, Vice President, Margaret Eagan, President, of LC Doane Company pose with Senator Chris Murphy.

William Psillos, Vice President, Margaret Eagan, President, of LC Doane Company pose with Senator Chris Murphy.

 
         
   

4/16/14
Congressman Rothfus Visits Fisher & Ludlow in Wexford, Pennsylvania

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet the many skilled and hardworking men and women of Fisher & Ludlow in Wexford. They do important work, including producing steel and aluminum grating for our nation’s aircraft carriers, that helps the U.S. Navy defend our freedom and project American leadership across the globe,” said Congressman Rothfus.

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Brian Rutter and Don Nelson of Fisher & Ludlow stand with Congressman Rothfus (R-PA-12) in front of the ACIBC Welcome poster.

Brian Rutter and Don Nelson of Fisher & Ludlow stand with Congressman Rothfus (R-PA-12) in front of the ACIBC “Welcome” poster.

 
         
   

4/15/14
Congressman Smith Visits Fairbanks Morse and Tri-Tec Manufacturing in Seattle, Washington

“It was a pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at both Fairbanks Morse and Tri-Tec to learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy and our national defense. It is critical that we remove sequestration so facilities such as these continue to help build a strong defense industrial base that ensures our men and women in uniform have the tools necessary to maintain our national security and preeminent naval force,” said Congressman Smith.

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Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA-09) is pictured here with Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse.

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA-09) is pictured here with Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse.

 
         
   

4/15/14
Congressman Delaney Visits Western Services Corp. in Frederick, Maryland

“It was wonderful to meet the employees at Western Services and learn more about how their work contributes to constructing our Navy’s aircraft carriers. It was a pleasure to see firsthand the skilled work here in Frederick that goes into maintaining our Navy’s strength around the world. These local businesses are essential to maintain our overall economy, jobs and national security,” stated Congressman Delaney.

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3/28/14
Congressman Goodlatte Visits Precision Technology in Roanoke, Virginia

“It was a great pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at Precision Technology and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy. This tour provided me with the opportunity to see firsthand how important this industry is to skilled jobs and businesses in our community as well as the national security of the United States and the safety of our troops,” stated Congressman Goodlatte.

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte talks with Tom Bibby and James Marshall of Precision Technology about the company’s work in providing parts for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte talks with Tom Bibby and James Marshall of Precision Technology about the company’s work in providing parts for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
   

2/18/14
Congressman Alan Lowenthal Visits Cunico Corp. in Long Beach, California

“It was truly a pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at Cunico Corporation and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy. This tour provided me with the opportunity to see how important aircraft carrier new construction and maintenance funding is to skilled jobs and businesses in our community. It is vital for our community and for our national security that we continue to make carrier funding a top priority,” said Congressman Alan Lowenthal.

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal learns about the parts Cunico Corp. provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal learns about the parts Cunico Corp. provides for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

 
         
  1/24/14
Congressman Randy Hultgren Tours Scot Forge in Spring Grove, Illinois
 

Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) tours the facility of aircraft carrier supplier Scot Forge.

Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) tours the facility of aircraft carrier supplier Scot Forge.

 
         
  1/23/14
Congressman Randy Forbes Tours Dresser Rand Co. in Chesapeake, Virginia
 

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA-4) tours the facility of aircraft carrier supplier Dresser Rand.

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA-4) tours the facility of aircraft carrier supplier Dresser Rand.

 

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