Visits Underscore Importance of Legislation

Visits Underscore Importance of Legislation

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry.

Rep. Davidson (center) toured the Regal Tipp City, Ohio, plant. All photos courtesy of Regal

Recent congressional visits to Regal Beloit operations demonstrated the challenges facing manufacturing businesses and showed how legislation can help positively affect manufacturing growth.

Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) and district director Adam Hewitt visited the company’s Tipp City, Ohio, facility. They met with Erik Nordquist, vice president and business leader for global pumps; Christina Shafer, human resources manager; Randy Oyster, vice president and business leader for controls and motors; Bryan Snipes, business leader for commercial HVAC; Randy Schwan, IT director for engineering systems/EDI; Michele Blake, training manager; Steve DeWeese, facility manager; Rob Covault, lab manager; and Dan Bentley, application engineer. After an overview of Regal, Mr. Nordquist and Mr. Covault led the team on a tour of the facility.

Rep. Hartzler (left) visited Regal in Lebanon, Missouri.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and field representatives Adam Timmerman and Steven Walsh visited Regal in Lebanon, Missouri.

During their visit, Rep. Hartzler met with Nick Fax, plant manager; Brian Randall, director of manufacturing; and plant staff, team supervisors, and employees. After a tour of the facility led by Mr. Fax, the congresswoman answered questions and discussed the importance of manufacturing.

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and his district director David Wirt visited Regal’s Bowling Green, Ohio, facility. During the visit, the congressional delegation discussed how legislation involving energy efficiency and alternative energy investments impacts business.

Rep. Latta met with Paul Goldman, vice president of marketing and communications; Ernie Leicht, vice president of operations; Bret Danks, vice president and general manager; Carol Espen, human resources manager; Brian Mick, plant manager; Julie Baggett, customer service representative; and team leaders Victoria Melendrez, Carrol Portala, and Cathy Ward. After a brief overview of Regal, Mr. Mick led the team on a tour of the manufacturing facility.

Rep. Latta (center) visited Regal in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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