Atlas Machine and Supply Meets the Kentucky Delegation

By June 7, 2012General

Yesterday afternoon nearly 400 manufacturers took to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs about the issues that are vital to manufacturing. On the docket to discuss over the two day Summit is tax, energy and workforce.

Yesterday afternoon Rich Gimmel of Atlas Machine and Supply from Louisville, Kentucky visited several offices on Capitol Hill for the 2012 Manufacturing Summit. His first visit was with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Senator Paul joined the meeting shortly after giving a speech on the Senate floor.

Rich and several of the other manufacturers in the meeting told Senator Paul about how the tax burden we face at the end of the year will impact their businesses. They also discussed the importance of continuing to develop new sources of energy like shale and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Also discussed was Senator Inhofe’s CRA vote that will be coming up soon to halt the EPA’s  Utility MACT regulation.

In a meeting later in the afternoon with Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) Rich discussd how important workforce issues are to manufacturers and how difficult it is to find skilled workers to fill open jobs. Rich also relayed to the Congressman the conern over the tax burden coming at the end of the year.

Additional meetings will continue today on the Hill so stay tuned for more updates.

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