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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8/29/17
Senator Ben Cardin’s Eastern Shore Field Representative, Kim Kratovil, and Senator Chris Van Hollen’s Eastern Shore Regional Director, Melissa Kelly, visit Hydrasearch in Stevensville, MD


 

Melissa and Kim meet with employees at Hydrasearch in Stevensville, MD

Melissa and Kim meet with employees at Hydrasearch in Stevensville, MD.

 
         
   

8/29/17
Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) visits Advex Corp. in Hampton, VA


 

Congressman Scott meets with employees at Advex Corp. in Hampton, VA

Congressman Scott meets with employees at Advex Corp. in Hampton, VA.

 
         
   

8/28/17
Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) visits W&O Supply in Virginia Beach, VA


 

Congressman Scott meets with employees at W&O Supply in Virginia Beach, VA

Congressman Scott meets with employees at W&O Supply in Virginia Beach, VA.

 
         
   

8/23/17
Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits TW Metals in Charleston, WV

“It was a pleasure to see up close the incredible work done by TW Metals and its hardworking employees as part of the supply and maintenance of our Navy’s flagship vessels.”

 

Senator Capito (R-WV) meets with employees at TW Metals in Charleston, WV.

Senator Capito (R-WV) meets with employees at TW Metals in Charleston, WV.

 
         
   

8/16/17
Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) visits Jo-Kell in Chesapeake, VA

 

Congressman Taylor (VA-02) meets with employees at Jo-Kell in Chesapeake, VA.

Congressman Taylor (VA-02) meets with employees at Jo-Kell in Chesapeake, VA.

 
         
   

8/10/17
Congressman Bobby Scott visits Fairlead Precision Manufacturing & Integration in Portsmouth, VA

“Though supplied with parts from around the country, Virginia is the only place in the world that builds U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. It was a pleasure to visit Fairlead Precision Manufacturing, meet with employees and see up close the hard work that goes into creating the greatest ships on earth.”

 

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) meets with employees at FPMI in Portsmouth, VA.

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) meets with employees at FPMI in Portsmouth, VA.

 
         
   

8/1/17
Congressman Steve Stivers visits PHPK in Columbus, OH

“The aircraft carrier program is significant to our local economy and supports jobs for many Ohioans. It was a pleasure to see the skilled work involved in building and supplying our fleet at PHPK, and it’s an honor to have so many constituents committed to such a vital component of our national security.”

 

Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) meets with employees at PHPK in Columbus, OH.

Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) meets with employees at PHPK in Columbus, OH.

 
         
   

7/31/17
Senator Portman visits General Tool Company in Cincinnati, OH


 

Senator Portman (VA-03) visits General Tool Company in Cincinnati, OH.

Senator Portman (VA-03) visits General Tool Company in Cincinnati, OH.

 
         
   

5/26/17
Congressman Brendan Boyle visits H.M. Hillman Brass & Copper, Inc. and Ruch Tool in Willow Grove, PA

“The aircraft carrier program is critical to our national security and local community alike, and it was a pleasure getting to see the skilled labor involved in the production of our fleet firsthand. It is clear from the tours that continued funding and stability for aircraft carrier maintenance and construction is vital not only to Pennsylvania, but high quality American jobs around the country.”

 

Congressman Boyle (D-PA-13) meets with employees at H.M. Hillman Brass & Copper, Inc. in Willow Grove, PA.

Congressman Boyle (D-PA-13) meets with
employees at H.M. Hillman Brass & Copper,
Inc. in Willow Grove, PA.

 
         
   

5/12/17
Congressman Tom Garrett visits HI-Test Laboratories in Arvonia, VA

“I enjoyed getting the opportunity to see first-hand the skilled labor on display at HI-Test Laboratories, and witness the significant contributions they make to the community and U.S. aircraft carrier program. The tour provided a look at just how vital continued funding and stability is for not only our nation’s defense, but the hard-working employees behind the scenes.”

 
         
   

5/11/17
Congressman Jim Bridenstine visits U.S. Pioneer Inc. in Tulsa, OK

“It was truly a pleasure to meet the hardworking employees at U.S. Pioneer, Inc. and see first-hand the significant contributions they make to the local economy. As a co-sponsor of the 12 Carrier Act, I know it is vital for the skilled workers and businesses in our community and for our national security that we continue to make carrier funding a top priority.”

 

Congressman Bridenstine (R-OK-01) meets with employees at U.S. Pioneer Inc. in Tulsa, OK.

Congressman Bridenstine (R-OK-01) meets with employees at U.S. Pioneer Inc. in Tulsa, OK.

 
         
   

5/9/17
Congressman Keith Rothfus visits Global/SFC Valve Inc. in Somerset, PA

“It was a pleasure to meet the skilled employees at Global/SFC Valve Corporation and learn more about the significant contributions they make to the local economy, as well as learn first-hand the importance of our nation’s carrier suppliers to the Navy. Constructing and maintaining the best Navy is imperative to not only our national security, but also our community.”

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Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) meets with employees at Global/SFC Valve Inc. in Somerset, PA.

Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) meets with employees at Global/SFC Valve Inc. in Somerset, PA.

 
         
   

4/21/17
Congressman Lloyd Smucker visits Arcelor Mittal in Coatesville, PA

 

Congressman Smucker (R-PA-16) meets with employees at Arcelor Mittal in Coatesville, PA.

Congressman Smucker (R-PA-16) meets with employees at Arcelor Mittal in Coatesville, PA.

 
         
   

4/17/17
Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) visits Tri-Tec Manufacturing in Kent, WA

 

Congressman Adam Smith visits Tri-Tec Manufacturing in Kent, WA

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) meets with employees at Tri-Tec Manufacturing in Kent, WA.

 
         
   

3/17/17
Senator Gary Peters visits Blackmer Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI

 

Senator Gary Peters visits Blackmer Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI

Senator Gary Peters meets with employees at Blackmer Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

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