JM Eagle Hosts Rep. Darrell Issa at Perris Plant
Local Congressman Tours Plastic Pipe Factory, Lauds Keeping Manufacturing Jobs in California
Los Angeles - October 14, 2010 — JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, welcomed Congressman Darrell Issa (R-49-CA) to its plant in Perris on Monday for a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. The plant, which is located in Rep. Issa’s southern California district, has 70 employees and was lauded by the congressman as an example of homegrown job creation.
“It was a great experience having an opportunity to tour JM Eagle’s facility,” said Rep. Darrell Issa. “The pipes and tubing produced at this facility play an important role in much of our country’s infrastructure. Companies like JM Eagle, who are on the cutting edge of industry innovation, are crucial to California’s and our nation’s economic prosperity. Having an opportunity to see first-hand the hard work and ingenuity produced by the workers of JM Eagle is a reminder of what is at stake as our nation continues to struggle with this economic crisis.”
Rep. Issa was greeted at the Rider Street plant by Shirley Wang, wife of JM Eagle President and CEO Walter Wang, and CEO of sister company Plastpro. Also in attendance was Neal Gordon, JM Eagle vice president of marketing and Perris Plant Manager Dan Johnson. During the 45-minute tour of the facility to witness pipe being “extruded,” or produced, the congressman spoke informally to a group of employees and responded to their questions.
“We are honored to have Congressman Issa take time out of his busy schedule to tour our plant and share his views about the important role of manufacturing in our state,” Plant Manager Johnson said. Vice President Gordon added: “With California’s unemployment in the double digits and manufacturing jobs leaving the state, JM Eagle is proud to be expanding our operations here.”
Since moving its corporate headquarters from Livingston, N.J., to Los Angeles in 2008, JM Eagle has been proud to call the Golden State home and has brought more than 320 jobs to Southern California. Five of JM Eagle’s 22 plants and nearly a quarter of its workforce are located in California.
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About JM Eagle™
With 20 manufacturing plants throughout North America, JM Eagle manufactures the widest array of high-grade, high-performance polyvinyl chloride and high-density polyethylene pipe across a variety of industries and applications including utility, solvent weld, electrical conduit, natural gas, irrigation, potable water and sewage. More information can be found at www.jmeagle.com.