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Congressman Denny Heck Announces “Congress At Your Company” Tour

Mar 25, 2013
Press Release

For more information, contact: Phil Gardner 202-226-4013

Congressman Denny Heck is meeting with local small business owners over the next two weeks as part of his “Congress At Your Company” tour.

The Congressman is looking forward to learning more about the local small businesses that contribute to the Puget Sound’s economy. He’s also eager to hear ideas from small business owners about what Congress can do to help small businesses grow and thrive in the 21st century global economy.

As someone with experience in the private sector, Congressman Heck knows that most new jobs are created by small businesses. Local job creation and economic development is one of Congressman Heck’s top priorities.

Stops on Congressman Heck's tour include:

Bellmont Cabinet Company – Monday, March 25th in Sumner. Bellmont Cabinet Company, formerly operating under the name of Pacific Crest Industries, is a 25 year old family-owned Washington state cabinet manufacturer.

Fish Brewing Company – Monday, March 25th in Olympia. Fish Brewing Company has been hand-crafting ales since 1993. Fish Brewing Co. was founded in Olympia by local investors.

Vigor Shipyards – Wednesday, March 27th in Seattle. Vigor is one of three companies nationwide entrusted with multi-ship contracts to maintain U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. They also repair and modernize destroyers, frigates and more in their yards in Seattle and Everett.

SAFE Boats – Monday, April 1st in Tacoma. Founded in 1997, SAFE Boats International (SAFE) designs and builds highly reliable and extremely durable vessels that help keep military, law enforcement and fire professionals safe as they carry out their duties, protect citizens and work to save lives.

Roundtable Discussion with Members of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce – Wednesday, April 3rd in Tacoma. Congressman Heck will discuss with members of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce the state of the local economy and relevant federal issues.

FluxDrive – Wednesday, April 3rd in Sumner. Founded in 2003, Flux Drive has focused its development effort on building an alternative to the electrical variable frequency drive (VFD). Specifically, the founders wanted to solve vibration and reduce the peripheral cost associated with the running and maintenance of adjustable speed drives that are used in the maritime environment today. The result of that effort is the Flux Drive soft-torque transfer technology.