Woodall Emphasizes Jobs, Innovation, Fiscal Responsibility During February District Work Week
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – From a hairnet and hardhat at a local General Mills production plant to the signature brown UPS uniform on a delivery route, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) looked the part as he visited with local businesses—both large and small—that grow the economy in Georgia’s Seventh District.
Woodall toured the production floor of IPA, a local business that has patented and produces a hospital products distribution system that is reducing hospital costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars. This Suwanee-based company has grown over the last decade from a local operation to a global enterprise servicing hospitals worldwide.
“I hope the folks here in the Seventh District realize just how much we have happening right here at home. The innovators at IPA have developed a business model that saves hospitals loads of money, and all IPA asks of me is to get government out of the way so that their creativity can flourish. IPA is home to the kind of inventors and entrepreneurs that make America the beacon of success that it is. I will continue to work to keep excessive regulation from hindering productivity here at home in the Seventh District and across America,” Woodall said.
Woodall celebrated more job creators at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber’s Small Business Awards Luncheon. The annual awards ceremony recognized the leading small businesses and business leaders in Forsyth County. Woodall focused on the entrepreneurial aspect of small businesses.
“The room was packed at the Chamber awards luncheon. It was full of people who share the belief that if they can dare to dream it, they can dare to do it—and that’s what makes America so great,” Woodall said.
Woodall made his first trip to the General Mills production plant in Covington. The plant employs hundreds of Georgians and is one of the largest manufacturers of General Mills cereal products in the nation. Woodall toured the plant, meeting and sharing experiences with dozens of employees. Woodall also participated in a UPS ride-along in Dacula, which included donning a UPS uniform and participating in a delivery route with a UPS driver.
If there was one clear message that all of Woodall’s outings had in common, it was that increasing government regulation is destroying American jobs and threatening American successes.
“Folks are more united than ever about what must be done in Washington. Today, Washington squeezes the throat of American businesses. Reining in wasteful spending and curbing excessive regulations is the private sector’s focus here in the Seventh District; it is my focus in Washington as well,” Woodall said.
Town Hall Meetings served as bookends for Woodall’s February District Work Week. His first was last Tuesday in the auditorium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center where Woodall spoke to over two hundred attendees—including the Mayor of Lawrenceville, Judy Johnson. His final two were that following Saturday at Loganville Middle School in Walton County and Big Creek Elementary School in Forsyth County.
Woodall focused the message of his Town Hall Meetings on America’s budget challenges. He used charts depicting America’s current spending curve and contrasted the president’s budget proposal to the Houses’ budget plan. After his brief presentation, he opened up the floor for questions.
“I am inspired by all of the people who come out to these Town Halls and share with me what is on their hearts,” Woodall said. “Frequent and honest communication between constituents and their representatives is the only way we can ensure that we are truly representing the will of the American people in Washington. People who have given up on America don’t come to Town Hall Meetings; only folks who believe in America and believe that it can be saved invest their Saturdays in their elected officials. I am truly blessed to serve a community as committed as ours.”