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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10/21/16
Congresswoman Esty Visits Ward Leonard in Thomaston, CT

“My grandfather started a small manufacturing business, and my neighbors throughout our district are relying on a strong manufacturing sector for their financial future, so it’s an issue near and dear to me,” said Congresswoman Esty. “Ward Leonard’s stellar reputation has made them a manufacturing leader in the state, and I am committed to ensuring manufacturers like Ward Leonard receive the support they need through steady investments in workforce training and research and development.”

 

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visits Ward Leonard in Thomaston, CT

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visits Ward Leonard in Thomaston, CT.

 
         
   

10/14/16
Congresswoman Martha McSally visits AGM Container Controls in Tucson, AZ

 

Congresswoman Martha McSally visits AGM Container Controls in Tucson, AZ

Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-02) meets with employees of AGM Container Controls in Tucson, AZ.

 
         
   

7/21/16
Congressman Scott Perry Visits York International in York, PA

“It was privileged to see firsthand the skilled work that goes into maintaining the Navy’s presence around the world. More than 90% of vessels in the U.S. Navy fleet utilize York Navy Systems equipment. This is a testament to the importance of the work being done right here in York, PA and the 4th Congressional District – and to the inspiring dedication the employees of York Navy Systems have shown to our men and women in uniform.”

 

Congressman Scott Perry (PA-04) meets with employees at York International in York, PA.

Congressman Scott Perry (PA-04) meets with employees at York International in York, PA.

 
         
   

6/2/16
Congressman Evan Jenkins Visits Level 1 Fasteners in Huntington, WV

“Meeting and talking with the leadership and employees at Level 1 Fasteners allowed me to see firsthand how important their work is to our community and our national security,” Congressman Evan Jenkins said. “Level 1 Fasteners’ dedicated employees play a critical role in the company’s shipbuilding operations, which is instrumental to our country’s military might. It’s impressive to see that work done in Huntington helps build aircraft carriers that patrol our seas and protect our nation.”

 

Congressman Evan Jenkins (WV-03) meets with employees at Level 1 Fasteners in Huntington, WV.

Congressman Evan Jenkins (WV-03) meets with employees at Level 1 Fasteners in Huntington, WV.

 
         
   

4/4/16
Congressman Brendan Boyle Visits L-3 SPD in Philadelphia, PA

“Visiting yesterday with the employees at L-3 SPD gave me the opportunity to learn about the importance of sustaining a strong shipbuilding industry to support U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. It’s vital that we maintain a solid industrial base of shipbuilders so that they can continue to construct aircraft carriers for our national security. Hometown businesses like L-3 SPD in Northeast Philadelphia are extremely valuable in maintaining local jobs and critical to our nation’s economic growth,” said Congressman Brendan Boyle.

 

Congressman Brendan Boyle tours L-3 SPD in Philadelphia, PA to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

Congressman Brendan Boyle tours L-3 SPD in Philadelphia, PA to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

 
         
   

3/31/16
Senator McCain Visits AGM Controls in Tucson, Arizona

“U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are one of the most sophisticated and lethal military tools in the world,” stated Chairman McCain. “Our state makes great contributions both to the construction and maintenance of these ships, and the sailors who serve on them. They are part of the industrial base that ensures the U.S. Navy never enters a fair fight against our enemies.”

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) meets with employees at AGM Container Controls in Tucson, Arizona.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) meets with employees at AGM Container Controls in Tucson, Arizona.

 
         
   

2/16/16
Congressman Jim Jordan Visits Nelson Stud in Elyria, Ohio

“During my tour of Nelson Stud, I saw how this company and its skilled workforce supply parts that go into the construction and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier fleet. Today reminded me of how companies in our district impact not just our local economy, but our country’s security interests around the world,” said Congressman Jim Jordan.

 

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) meets with employees at Nelson Stud to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) meets with employees at Nelson Stud to discuss the company’s contribution to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction.

 

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