Congressman Visits Roto Frank of America

April 2nd, 2015 by Editor

A visit from a congressman is always nice—especially when that visit could result in a real impact on the legislative front.

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) stopped by Roto Frank of America recently to discuss the future of U.S. manufacturing.

Above (left to right): Nicola Michels, Vice President, German American Chamber of Commerce; Debra Wallis, Vice President & CFO, Roto Frank of America; Chris Dimou, President & CEO, Roto Frank of America; and U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney.

Above (left to right): Nicola Michels, Vice President, German American Chamber of Commerce; Debra Wallis, Roto Frank vice president & CFO; Chris Dimou, president & CEO. and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney.

Accompanied by field representative Gene Tewskbury, the congressman met with members of the Chester, Conn.-based company’s executive board along with Nicola Michels, vice president of the German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., based in New York City.

The meeting covered everything from the need for a skilled manufacturing workforce to the standardized vocational training that’s helped Germany become a manufacturing powerhouse.

Energy efficiency and child safety in window products were also discussed. According to a company press release, the congressman said “everyone could agree on” those issues. He vowed to keep working toward the resurgence of stimulus programs that encourage the use of these products.

“We are honored by Congressman Courtney’s visit and his interest in Connecticut manufacturers,” says Chris Dimou, Roto Frank president and CEO. “This is a great opportunity for him to see who we are and the work we do, and for us to gain a better understanding of his role in advocating for manufacturers. We are also pleased to have Nicola Michels take part and provide insight regarding successful strategies for the continued development and retention of a skilled workforce.”

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