29 January 2013
Congressman Bob Goodlatte Visits OFR Metals and Speaks About the Importance of the Manufacturing Industry in the United States
Brighton, CO – O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals) welcomed U.S. Congressman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6), to its Lynchburg facility on Monday, January 28. The congressman received a tour of the 135,000 square foot metal processing facility that is used to process carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum flat rolled products for manufacturers throughout Virginia and bordering states.
“It was great to visit with employees at O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals and see the work they are doing in the Sixth District. Not only do manufacturers like OFR Metals play an important role in our economy nationally, they also drive the economy in Central Virginia,” said Congressman Goodlatte.
During his time at OFR Metals, Congressman Goodlatte had the opportunity to hear questions and concerns about manufacturing in the United States and addressed some of these concerns by saying, “We must ensure that we are a nation where manufacturing will continue to thrive in order to create jobs and get our economy back on track. It is critical that the federal government promote policies that encourage innovation and allow
companies to compete in the global economy.”
Craig Pickett, Vice President at OFR Metals said, “The experience of having Congressman Goodlatte at our facility was an honor. We appreciate his support for manufacturing in the United States and in his district of
O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals) is a leading supplier of carbon, stainless, and aluminum flat rolled products. With headquarters in Brighton, CO, OFR Metals has nearly 20 locations nationwide that serve customers in diverse markets including construction, food service, transportation, HVAC, sheet metal fabrication, medical, automotive, and many others.
OFR Metals (www.ofrmetals.com ) is one of more than a dozen companies that comprise O’Neal Industries (onealind.com), the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2012, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has
more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.