FALCONER, NY – Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, NY 23) was in Falconer Thursday as part of a Campaign stop to tour a local manufacturing operation and promote his efforts to keep Western New York’s manufacturing tradition alive and thriving.
Reed stopped by Weber Knapp in Falconer as part of his effort to highlight manufacturing legislation he’s supported while in office, including the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovations Act (RAMI)—which he was lead sponsor for. The program is designed to provide funding for education programs across the country to help train those who are looking for work in the manufacturing sector.
“Manufacturing is part of our history here in New York, and I want to ensure it is in our future. We can be manufacturing leaders again,” Reed said during his stop “Businesses right here at home like Weber Knapp in Falconer and Southerntier Custom Fabricators in Elmira are creating real, family sustaining jobs that fuel our economy. Local manufacturers
Weber Knapp Co-Owner, president and CEO Rex McCray provided Reed with an endorsement, saying the Corning Republican has made himself accessible to listen to the needs of regional manufacturing, adding that he’s shown he supports local business by supporting RAMI and opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Reed is running for reelection this November against Lakewood Democrat John Plumb.