Congressman Arrington Takes the NFIB Small Business Challenge in Olney

Date: August 14, 2019

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U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington visited Tower Extrusions and Tower Fab in Olney recently to participate in the NFIB Small Business Challenge.

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington talks with employees of Tower Extrusions and Tower Fab of Olney on Aug. 9 as part of the NFIB Small Business Challenge.

The NFIB Small Business Challenge is a national campaign that invites lawmakers to spend time “on the job” at a small business in their districts and allows them to learn more about the challenges small-business owners face, including day-to-day management, compliance, and tax issues.

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During his Aug. 9 visit to Tower Extrusions and Tower Fab, Arrington operated a machine that produces plates for cluster mailbox units. He also assembled an linear LED light from start to finish. He mounted a driver in the aluminum body, installed the wiring, attached the reflector subassembly that holds the LED lights, installed the plastic lens, and tested the unit to make sure it worked.

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington assembles a linear LED light at Tower Extrusions and Tower Fab in Olney on Aug. 9 as part of the NFIB Small Business Challenge.

Arrington later met with Tower Extrusions management and employees to talk about tax relief, regulatory reform, and other issues affecting businesses in the 19th congressional district.

“Rural America has a work ethic, it has a value system,” he said. “That’s what Small Town U.S.A. means to this country … so, when I say I represent the heartland of America, the backbone of America, I’m talking about … people like you guys.”

“We truly appreciate Congressman Arrington taking time to visit with one of our members and learn more about the business, its employees, and their day-to-day challenges,” said Annie Spilman, NFIB’s state director for Texas.

If you’d like to learn more about how host a Small Business Challenge, contact Senior Grassroots Manager Stacy Jenkins at s[email protected].

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