Contact: Sean Winkler, REMSA, Grassroots Coordinator
(202) 715-2917 // firstname.lastname@example.org
RCE and REMSA to host Congresswoman Bustos for tour and rail policy discussion
Event scheduled for May 31, 10:30-11:30am
What: Rail Construction Equipment (RCE) and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will hostCongresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) for a tour of RCE’s manufacturing facility and a public policy discussion centered on priorities for Northern Illinois’ manufacturing and rail communities.
When: May 31, 2016
10:30-10:55am – Arrival of Rep. Bustos and discussion of policy priorities
10:55-11:30am – Tour and photo opportunities
Where: RCE – Rail Construction Equipment
1901 Harrison Ave
Rockford, IL 61104
1.Rep. Cheri Bustos, Member of Congress, Illinois’ 17th District
2.Diane Benck, Owner, RCE
3.Steve Benck, President & Owner, RCE
4.Rick Harnish, Executive Director, Midwest High Speed Rail Association
7.Liisa Stark, Assistant Vice President – Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
8.Sean Winkler, Grassroots Coordinator, REMSA
Info: RCE is a leading designer and builder of rail construction equipment. They adapt conventional John Deere construction equipment, like excavators, wheel loaders and motor graders, to specific railroad maintenance tasks, such as tie-tamping or right-of-way clearing. RCE provides sustainable manufacturing jobs for the greater Rockford area and employs approximately 20 individuals there. www.railroadconstructionequipment.com
REMSA is a non-profit membership-based organization located in Washington, D.C. that represents and promotes over 340 companies and individuals who manufacture or sell products and/or services in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry. REMSA connects members to important Washington policy makers through its Grassroots Program. Twenty-five REMSA members maintain operations in Illinois. www.remsa.org.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was elected to serve Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in 2012 and is currently serving her second term. Bustos proudly serves on the House Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture committees, which maintain broad policy and oversight responsibilities important to Illinois farmers, businesses and families. She is happily married and is the proud mother of three. They currently reside in Moline.www.bustos.house.gov
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