Centek Industries hosts member of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

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U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, (R-Ga.) (left) is shown in photo with Ken Hartsel, vice president of operations at Centek, and the company’s CEO, Bill Hodges

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, (R-Ga.) (left) is shown with Ken Hartsel, vice president of operations at Centek, and the company’s CEO, Bill Hodges.

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.), a House vice chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, recently visited the headquarters of marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries.

Scott is in his fourth term representing Georgia’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Centek’s headquarters in Thomasville. He is considered a leading advocate in Washington for protecting the rights of recreational boaters and fishermen.

Scott’s visit to Centek included a plant tour and roundtable discussion with company employees on issues of concern to Centek and the marine industry, including health care reform, taxes and burdensome federal regulations.

“The people of middle and south Georgia are known for their hard work and ingenuity, and that couldn’t be better exemplified than in the case of Centek Industries,” Scott said in a statement. “Over the last 55 years Centek has grown to become a world leader in marine exhaust systems, and we couldn’t be more proud to have them call Georgia’s eighth district home.”

“We really appreciated the time Rep. Scott took out of his busy schedule to not only learn about our business, but also about the challenges facing our business and our industry,” Centek CEO Bill Hodges said.


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