SALEM – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan on Friday visited New England Finish Systems, one of the largest specialty contractors in New England. Senator Hassan spoke with company leaders, and toured the supply hub, warehousing space, and central shipping areas where pre-fabricated doors, hardware, and other materials are prepared and stored. Senator Hassan also visited the site’s millwork manufacturing space.
“It was a pleasure to visit New England Finish Systems and see their operations firsthand, since it’s this type of American manufacturing that helps strengthen our economy and create good jobs. Like so many businesses, they are facing supply chain challenges, and I will continue to work to strengthen our supply chains. The bipartisan infrastructure law invests in our ports and waterways to help move goods more quickly, and I’m working with my colleagues to pass a strong, bipartisan package to invest in American manufacturing and help us outcompete countries like China. These packages can lay the groundwork for a stronger, more resilient economy in New Hampshire and across the country,” said Senator Hassan.
“It was great to have Senator Hassan with us today to discuss how making more goods here in America can help our business to grow and thrive. We appreciate her efforts to invest in infrastructure and help with the supply chain challenges that we’ve seen, and we look forward to continuing to work with her,” said Ray Houle, President of New England Finish Systems.
Senator Hassan is working to strengthen supply chains. She was part of the original group of bipartisan Senators to introduce the American Innovation and Jobs Act, which would strengthen and expand American R&D, help boost domestic manufacturing, and help U.S. businesses outcompete foreign manufacturers, and she is now working with her colleagues on finding agreement on a comprehensive package to get signed into law. Senator Hassan was also one of the 22 original legislators who helped negotiate the bipartisan infrastructure package into law last year, securing investments for the country’s highways and ports that will help ease supply chain bottlenecks and strengthen the transportation of goods.