Over the past several weeks, I’ve spent time visiting with local farmers, small businesses, and manufacturers across NY-24 to learn more about how tax reform has impacted CNY industries. In Congress, I have consistently advocated for and supported policies that help small businesses hire locally, reduce unemployment in our region, and allow Central New Yorkers to keep more of their hard earned money each month.
IEC Electronics is an electronic manufacturing company based in Wayne County. I enjoyed learning about how this company creates electronic systems for the medical, aerospace, and defense industries and employees over 460 people in Newark. IEC Electronics recently announced it will spend $22 million to create a new state of art facility and create over 350 new jobs in Wayne County.
Since 1990, Ultralife Corporation has been manufacturing chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries for power delivery systems. Here in CNY, Ultralife produces crucial equipment and communications systems for our defense industry. I was able to visit Ultralife’s Newark facility, which serves as its Battery & Energy System Company headquarters.
Dynalec Corporation first came to Sodus, New York in 1973. Today, Dynalec manufactures communication systems, navigation systems, and electronic equipment for the U.S. Navy. Glad to meet with the hardworking employees of Dynalec and to learn more about how the technology produced right here in NY-24 is used in the interior of Naval Ships.
Currier Plastics, Inc. is one of the few facilities in the U.S. that creates all of its components in a single location. I enjoyed visiting the Auburn facility and learning how this local business serves the medical, food & beverage, and electronics industries.
It was a pleasure in meeting both Greg Wrona and Jim Cummings, of D&W Diesel, Inc. Employing over 300 people locally, D & W has rapidly grown to be one of the leading industrial companies headquartered in Central New York.
Founded on the site of the former Miller Brewing Campus, the 1886 Malt House in Fulton is one of the largest craft malting facilities in the country. Although this hometown company was founded in 2016, the owners use “1886” to commemorate the year that the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States. Glad to visit this company and its employees!
Based in Oswego County, Novelis is a leader in domestic and international manufacturing and has long been a major economic driver here in Central New York. Glad to check in with employees to discuss the benefits of tax reform and learn more about this company’s production of aluminum for Ford’s F-Series.
Northland Filter has been providing replacement HVAC air filters for over 20 years in Central New York. I enjoyed touring the local facility and learning more about how this business operates. In Congress, I will always support policies that create jobs and allow our local businesses to thrive in our community.
Great stopping by Taste the World, Specialty Foods & Coffee in the City of Oswego for coffee! Always proud to support local small businesses.
I always enjoy visiting with the hardworking men and women at Huhtamaki in Fulton. During my recent visit, we spoke about the positive impact of tax reform on our local manufacturers, and discussed my support in Congress for job training programs to grow our workforce. An increased investment in workforce development will enable local companies to produce higher quality products and remain competitive on the world stage. I remain committed to fighting for these programs in Washington.
Had a great discussion with local and small businesses from Oswego County at a recent meeting of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. At our meeting, I was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for my support of pro-growth economic policies to help bolster jobs and wages in Central New York.
Good to hear directly from members of the Wayne County Business Council on the benefits of tax reform in Wayne County and how it is creating a climate for small businesses to be successful and reinvest in our local workforce.
Finally, as Congress prepares to vote on the upcoming Farm Bill, I hosted a meeting with my Agricultural Advisory Committee to discuss policies to help our farmers succeed in Central New York. I will always support and advocate for our country’s farmers and ranchers, and I am grateful for all the input I received at our roundtable discussion.