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Your Government at Work – Congressman Bill Owens

The New York government quite literally came to work last Friday, at Townsend Leather.

Congressman Bill Owens visits Townsend Leather

US Congressman Bill Owens representing New York State District 21 took some time out of his packed schedule to spend a couple hours at Townsend Leather.

Mr. Owens got the full tour to learn about all the processes, steps, and people that craft Townsend’s leather. ¬†He also spent time listening to concerns about the area and the state of current¬†politics¬†and had some deep and meaningful conversation about solutions.

Congressman Bill Owens photo courtesy of www.owens.house.gov

Congressman Bill Owens is the representative for New York’s 21st Congressional District, a post he has held since 2009. ¬†From his website bio: As the Representative for the second largest congressional district east of the Mississippi, Bill is working with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help create jobs and economic opportunity for hardworking New York families.

Some of the experts at Townsend, Tim Beckett РSr. Vp., Jared Eckler РPresident, and Terry Kucel РChairman spent time giving the Congressman the tour and conversing about issues.  Many of the topics focused around improving employment conditions in the Fulton County area and creating a more business-friendly environment in New York State.

Townsend Leather President Jared Eckler with Congressman Bill Owens

The Congressman, his team, the newspaper reporters, and the NBC news team all seemed to be impressed with the facilities and the amount of hand-crafted-ness that goes into each Townsend Leather order.

Townsend Leather Chairman Terry Kucel introduces the Senior Level family of Townsend to Congressman Bill Owens 

NBC News 13 of Albany was there to report and featured a concise story on the visit and some of the topics discussed, WNYT News Video Clip of Townsend Leather 

Terry and Tim give details and explanation on the world-wide reach of Townsend Leather

Terry and Tim give details and explanation on the world-wide reach of Townsend Leather

Senior VP  Tim Beckett and Jared get into deep solution creating conversation with Congressman Bill Owens

Director of Aviation Sales  Kevin Kucel and Bill Owens share a laugh while at Townsend Leather

Tim and Jared get into deep solution creating conversation with Congressman Bill Owens

Congressman Bill Owens meets Townsend Leather spray line operator and Veteran, Ian Pitcavage

Congressman Bill Owens and Tim Beckett at Townsend Leather

Congressman Bill Owens gets interviewed after his visit to Townsend Leather

Jared Eckler being interviewed after Congressman Bill Owen’s visit to Townsend Leather

Everyone who met Bill was happy they did, he was a friendly and attentive person who is clearly passionate about the area and making it even better.  We all felt proud to have him here at Townsend and see first hand the people and work happening right here in upstate New York.

We look forward to all the changes and growth we can expect to see at Townsend and in the area over the coming years.

See more photos of Bill Owen’s visit to Townsend Leather and other Fulton County stops here: ¬†http://cu.leaderherald.com/gallery/28339403_nbLZ5h/2399055844_MxkncTJ

 

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