JM Eagle Hosts Rep. Mike Kelly at Meadville Plant

January 2011

Freshman Congressman Tours Pennsylvania Plastic Pipe Factory, Lauds Manufacturing Sector Job Creation

Los Angeles - January 17, 2011 — JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, welcomed Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3) to its plant in Meadville on Monday. The congressman toured the state-of-the-art facility located in his northwestern Pennsylvania district, met with employees and praised JM Eagle for fostering private sector job creation.

“Manufacturing jobs are critical to the growth of the 3rd District and JM Eagle’s Meadville facility plays an important role in that growth by providing hard-working folks with quality jobs that result in high-quality products,” Kelly said. “It was great to meet with JM employees and hear first-hand about how critical manufacturing is to our community and our nation.”

Rep. Kelly was greeted at the Delano Road plant by JM Eagle’s Meadville Plant Manager Tammy Peters. During the hour-long tour of the facility to witness pipe being “extruded,” or produced, the congressman spoke informally to the nearly 100 employees present and responded to questions.

“JM Eagle's growing presence in Meadville is critical to the production of our pipe, which sets the industry standard for quality, strength and reliability. With Pennsylvania’s unemployment nearing double digits and manufacturing jobs leaving the state, nothing is more important than keeping Pennsylvanians working,” Peters said. “We are honored to have Congressman Kelly 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.”