Lentz Tours Container Research Corp., Supplier of Advanced Shipping Systems for Military and Aerospace Industries, for Eighth Stop of Economic Tour on Friday

Springfield, PA –  Today Representative Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, toured Container Research Corporation for the eighth stop of his 10-week, 25-stop economic listening tour. The Aston-based manufacturer makes custom, advanced shipping systems for the military and aerospace industries.
 
Founded in 1956 by two World War II veterans, Container Research Corporation’s shipping systems protect electronics equipment, aircraft parts and space satellites from harmful environmental conditions like humidity, dust and vibration. The company supplies major military and aerospace contractors across the United States, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter.
 
During the hour-long visit, Lentz received a guided tour of the company’s 200,000-square foot Aston factory, viewing facilities where their containers are manufactured from rolled aluminum. The tour was followed by a discussion with company executives and employees. 
 
Lentz said he supported giving companies like Container Research Corporation incentives to invest in new equipment and expand their operations. These types of incentives would make Container Research more competitive, and provide additional jobs to the suppliers of the products they were using to upgrade their facilities, Lentz added.
 
“We need to be giving companies like Container Research Corporation the kinds of incentives that will encourage them to continue to innovate, remain competitive and offer the good-paying jobs that we need to support our hard working families in the 7th District,” Lentz said. “This will not only benefit Container Research Corporation, but all the companies they purchase supplies and services from in the region.”
 
The event is the eighth stop on Lentz’s 10-week, 25-stop economic listening tour that was launched at the end of July. Earlier this week, Lentz held a town hall forum on jobs and the economy in East Goshen and today is touring Prime Synthesis, another Aston-based manufacturer. Lentz will hold a town hall forum on jobs and the economy in Haverford tomorrow, and go on a tour of Aztec Solar Power, a Bridgeport-based designer and installer of solar energy systems, next week.
 
Lentz has already introduced a five-point proposal for generating job growth, including giving companies incentives to invest and expand, and providing educational opportunities to train employees in fields where demand is growing, like math and engineering. He said he would use the ten-week tour of businesses in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties to further fine tune his proposal to target the demands of local businesses and working families.
 
Lentz has made saving and creating jobs the cornerstone of his campaign for Congress. He is the only candidate with a published plan to get our economy moving again and the only candidate who supports Wall Street reform and the creation of a consumer financial protection agency to ensure another collapse does not happen.  Lentz has also pledged to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas while his opponent Pat Meehan has signed a pledge that has bound him to oppose legislation that has been introduced to end those tax breaks.
 
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments