Members of Congress Visit NEMA Member Facilities

Members of Congress Visit NEMA Member Facilities

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry.

Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA


In an effort to encourage communication between Congress and NEMA manufacturers, NEMA staff contacted senators and representatives to facilitated visits to member company locations during the summer recess and into the fall.

This year, more than 100 congressional offices expressed interested in learning more about NEMA members in their area.

To learn more about this effort or to get help reaching a member of Congress, contact the NEMA government relations staff.

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Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) visited Instrument Transformers, LLC, a division of GE Energy Connections. To his left are a member of his staff and Alan Swade, Capacitors Business Leader; to his right is Erik Olson, Capacitors Plant Manager.
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), visited Spectrum Brands Rayovac plant, which makes batteries, building systems, and related products. Joining Congressman Kinzinger on the tour were (from the left) Leslie Parker, Kristina Tucker, Mike Klingberg, Congressman Kinzinger, Patty Murray, Mike Dragoo, and a member of Congressman Kinzinger’s staff.
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Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) visited ILSCO, which manufactures mechanical and compression connectors. He is flanked by (from the left) Doug Webster, director, production control; Jim Valentine, vice president, finance; and Thomas H. Quinn, president, Bardes Corporation.

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