Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and several members of his staff along with East Hanover Mayor Joe Pannullo, East Hanover Police Chief Stan Hansen, and West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta stopped by Weiss-Aug to discuss the Leveraging and Energizing America’s Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) Act, which was recently introduced in Congress.
|Senator Cory Booker visits with Weiss-Aug apprentices|
The LEAP Act provides a tax credit to employers to help increase the number of registered apprenticeships in the United States, put more people to work and help fill the 4 million job vacancies across the United States.
The U.S. Department of Labor recommended Weiss-Aug for Senator Booker’s visit and his legislative kickoff.
The visit included a tour of Weiss-Aug’s modernized manufacturing plant. Moving through the facility, the tour showcased metal stamping, insert/injection molding and assembly processes.
|A group photo of the tour at Weiss-Aug|
Weiss-Aug’s apprenticeship program has been in place for more than 30 years, with many past apprentices in management positions throughout the organization today.
PMA applauds Weiss-Aug for its outstanding apprenticeship program and for hosting this fantastic event. We think that Congressional plant tours are a great way to demonstrate manufacturing’s role in the economy to members of Congress. Please contact Christie Carmigiano at 216-901-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like assistance in hosting a tour at your facility.