Last week, Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R), and State Representative Lowell Russell (R-21) visited Malibu Boats’ manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee where they met with employees, discussed pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry, and experienced the boat manufacturing process firsthand. Plant tours with elected officials are an invaluable advocacy tool, helping to highlight the industry’s important economic impact, and NMMA encourages all members to work with them on scheduling visits.
“I really appreciate Jack taking the time to show us around the plant so we could see the manufacturing process up close,” said Congressman Tim Burchett. “I’m impressed with Malibu’s facility and the number of folks the marine industry employs in our community.”
“Today was a great opportunity to spend time with Congressman Tim Burchett, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, and State Representative Lowell Russell”, said Jack Springer, CEO of Malibu Boats. “We provided them with a walk through of our Malibu and Axis factory, demonstrated our 2020 model year boats on the water, and discussed the significant investments Malibu is making in Tennessee. We were pleased to hear how supportive they are of the vibrant Tennessee boating industry and the boating community.”
If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a facility visit with your elected officials, please contact NMMA senior vice president of government and legal affairs, Nicole Vasilaros at email@example.com or NMMA manager of southeast policy and engagement, Lee Gatts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption (left to right): Congressman Tim Burchett, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, State Representative Lowell Russell, and Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer.