Vinyl Industry Congressional Fly-In Concludes
Nearly 70 representatives from throughout the vinyl industry gathered this week in Washington, D.C. to engage with Congress and discuss issues that resonate across the vinyl value chain. With 99 different meetings scheduled, our members reached a large section of Congress and explained the importance of vinyl manufacturing in each congressional district.
“The 2014 Vinyl Industry Congressional Fly-In was a great success and demonstrates what we can achieve when representatives from the overall vinyl industry collectively speak to the issues important to our future,” said VI CEO, Dick Doyle. “The Fly-In afforded us the opportunity to showcase the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of vinyl products, and to engage our Congressional representatives on issues that impact our industry’s bottom-line.”
Vinyl industry representatives discussed four issues of particular importance: green building standards, rail competition, water infrastructure, and chemical regulation policies at the federal level. Initial feedback from participants showed a significant amount of interest and support from Members of Congress and their staff.
Though the Fly-in is over, the follow up has just begun. Going forward, VI will be sure to follow up on each meeting and continue working to build stronger relationships with policy makers. Participants are also encouraged to continue their own outreach by getting to know staff in district offices and by inviting representatives to tour your facility, an easy and effective way to show the benefit your company provides to the community.
We would like to thank our participants for all their dedication and hard work and look forward to bringing you additional information very soon.