U.S. Rep. Ron Barber tours AGM Container Controls, sees jobs and business in district firsthand | Business
Congressman Ron Barber recently toured AGM Container Controls, to see firsthand the jobs and business, the production of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers brings to Arizona’s Second district.
AGM Container Controls has provided parts for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers since the construction of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), commissioned in 1977.
The U.S. Navy is currently constructing two aircraft carriers in the newest class of nuclear powered ships: Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), and John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). In addition, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) has begun its four-year overhaul, a process all U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carriers must go through near the midpoint of their 50-year life cycle.
In a news release Congressman Ron Barber had this to say about his visit, “I greatly enjoyed meeting with the men and women of AGM who are such an important part of our community and the U.S. Navy industrial base. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I know that investment in our industrial base is an investment in our community and our national security. Today I got to see this investment hard at work and the jobs it brings to our community. I know from my work on the House Committee on Small Business that AGM has the type of jobs that are essential to the Southern Arizona economy.”
“AGM is a proud member of the Tucson community, and we at AGM are grateful to Congressman Barber for the chance to show him what we are all about. During his tour of our facility, he saw how we manufacture the parts that are supplied to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and cruisers. It is important for Congress to know how the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier construction and maintenance program greatly impacts our business and community as we depend on the workload,” said Eric Zuercher, Director of Engineering, AGM Container Controls, also in the same news release.