Elected officials visited Malibu Boats’ manufacturing plant in Loudon, Tenn., last week, meeting with employees, discussing challenges in the industry and observing the boat manufacturing process firsthand.
Rep. Tim Burchett, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State Rep. Lowell Russell, all Tennessee Republicans, toured the facilities to get a sense of the industry’s economic impact, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
The NMMA encourages manufacturers to host officials as an advocacy tool and to build relationships with local lawmakers.
“I really appreciate Jack taking the time to show us around the plant so we could see the manufacturing process up close,” said Burchett in a statement. “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 Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer. “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.”