N.C. congressman visits Grady-White

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Congressman Greg Murphy (second from right) at the Grady-White facility.

Congressman Greg Murphy (second from right) at the Grady-White facility.

Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy recently visited Grady-White Boats in Greenville, N.C., where the builder employs more than 350 people. The National Marine Manufacturers Association applauded the visit and encourages members to invite elected officials to tour factories.

Murphy met with Grady-White president Kris Carroll, toured the plant and engaged with employees.

“We were delighted to host congressman Greg Murphy at our facility and to share our vision — together, delivering the ultimate boating experience, while enjoying coming to work,” Carroll said in a statement. “He was able to meet our dedicated craftspeople and experience the positive team atmosphere, where everyone feels valued for who they are and their personal contribution. He could see our passion expressed in every boat we build.”

A physician in Greenville, N.C., Murphy discussed a range of issues, including E15 infrastructure and fisheries management. He also asked questions about the boatbuilding process. The marine industry has a $1.1 billion annual economic impact in Murphy’s district, providing nearly 5,500 jobs.


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