U.S. Representative Ryan Costello from Pennsylvania's 6th district recently visited National Marine Manufacturers Association member SeaStar Solutions.
NMMA and SeaStar Solutions invited the Costello to tour the SeaStar Solutions plant and meet with workers to understand the significant impact of their business on the community as well as the larger U.S. economy.
During his visit, Congressmen Costello spoke with a number of SeaStar Solutions employees, who provided insight on the challenges and opportunities they face each day, helping bring awareness to the needs and interests of marine manufacturers.
NMMA briefed the Costello on the economic impact of recreational boating in the state and around the U.S. and the association's position on key policies such as tax reform, and the fact that recreational boating is a uniquely "Made in America" industry with 95 percent of boats sold in the U.S., made in the U.S.
NMMA encourages members to participate in similar tours in their own communities. Engagement in advocacy by NMMA members is one of the most critical elements of the industry's success.
To schedule a plant tour or learn more about engaging your local member of Congress, contact NMMA's Erica Crocker.