Government and Regulatory

2016 Plant Tours

Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania (left) met with AFS Member Janis Herschkowitz, President & CEO, PRL Inc. (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) July 15, 2016, at a Roundtable Event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Herschkowitz joined Sen. Toomey and 20 other Chamber members for a discussion about the federal tax code and economic growth in the state of Pennsylvania.

Sen. Pat Toomey with AFS Member Janis Herschkowitz

AFS President, Jeff Cook, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Eagle Alloy (Muskegon, Michigan) discussed the foundry process with Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on July 19, 2016. Sen. Stabenow visited Eagle Alloy as part of her small businesses tour. 

AFS 2nd Vice-President, Jean Bye, President and CEO Dotson Iron Casting (Mankato, Minnesota) and Nick Johnson, also of Dotson (center), provided a plant tour to Congressman Tim Walz of Minnesota on July 25, 2016. Congressman Walz presented the company with an I Hire Veterans certification at the end of the tour. Out of 140 Dotson employees, 25 have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Republican Vice Presidential nominee and Indiana Governor Mike Pence visited Charlotte Pipe & Foundry (Charlotte, North Carolina) on August 23, 2016. While there Pence stressed the importance of trade and small business. He also toured the plant, walking around with employees and management.