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U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) traveled to Troy, Bradford County on Friday to meet with Penn-Troy Manufacturing (above) and E-Tech Corporation (below), two critical job creators involved in the wastewater and shipbuilding industries and motor vehicle and aerospace industries, respectively. Both companies strive to utilize American materials and manufacturing in production.
On the tours, Congressman Keller made the following statement:
“With 25 years of experience in private industry, I understand the many challenges of running a business, and I always appreciate hearing from our job creators and those hardworking men and women who go to work every day.
Not only do Troy-Penn and E-Tech care about their employees and the community, they pride themselves on sourcing American to manufacture American. In Congress, I will continue working to get big government out of the way so our businesses can drive our economic success.”
As reported by the Towanda Daily Review:
Dolly Powers, owner of Penn-Troy Manufacturing, gave Keller a tour of the facility and was thrilled about his visit.
“The importance of the safety products produced here helps keep people that are operating machinery and engines safe, but it also helps municipal projects and their ability to be able to manage wastewater,” Keller said.
Keller spent 25 years at Conestoga Wood Specialties and he spoke about his experience working in the manufacturing business.
“There are a lot of issues that are before people running a business and, having run a business, I understand that and what we want to be is a partner for the businesses and make sure they can be successful, Keller said. “When we are engaged with the businesses, we can be responsive to what their needs are and we want to make sure our office is taking input from businesses and putting it into action.”
“Today, we’re here talking about infrastructure,” he said. “This is a project that meets that definition. It is infrastructure and that is providing energy— not just to individuals, but also to our school district and businesses. When you look at what happens with this investment in infrastructure, the people in the community here are going to be able to realize the savings and the benefits of natural gas.”