Colorado Congressman Tours Plastic Pipe Factory, Lauds Manufacturing Sector Job Creation
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, welcomed Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) to its plant in Pueblo on Monday. The congressman toured the state-of-the-art facility located in his Southwestern district, met with employees and praised JM Eagle for fostering private sector job creation.
"It was great to tour the JM Eagle plant today to meet the employees and see firsthand the important economic role that manufacturing jobs play in the 3rd district," Tipton said. "It has been, and will continue to be, my focus in Congress to clear obstacles for job creators and work toward policies that encourage economic growth in all sectors."
Rep. Tipton was greeted at the Platteville Boulevard plant by JM Eagle's Pueblo Plant Manager Jeff Cross. During the hour-long tour of the facility to witness pipe being "extruded," or produced, the congressman spoke informally to nearly 40 employees and responded to questions.
"JM Eagle's growing presence in Pueblo is critical to the production of our pipe, which sets the industry standard for quality, strength and reliability. With Colorado's unemployment nearing double digits and manufacturing jobs leaving the state, nothing is more important than keeping Coloradans working," Cross said. "We are honored to have Congressman Tipton take time out of his busy schedule to tour our plant and share his views about the important role of manufacturing jobs to our state's economy."
About JM Eagle
With 22 manufacturing plants throughout North America, JM Eagle manufactures the widest array of high-grade, high-performance polyvinyl chloride and high-density polyethylene pipe across a variety of industries and applications including utility, solvent weld, electrical conduit, natural gas, irrigation, potable water and sewage.
SOURCE JM Eagle