January 28, 2018

Van Hollen Visits Local Manufacturing Plants

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen toured the McCormick and Company Plant and Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley and Goetze's Candy Company in Baltimore. During both visits, the Senator had the opportunity to meet with employees and see plant operations first-hand. The Senator also spoke with company leaders regarding issues facing the manufacturing industry and his efforts in the U.S. Senate to grow the economy, invest in job training, and bring jobs to Maryland.

"Our state is home to some of our country's finest manufacturing businesses, and today I got to experience that first-hand," said Senator Van Hollen. "It was a great chance to speak with both business leaders and workers about the opportunities and challenges they face. I am proud to support Maryland manufacturing, and I will keep working in the Senate to ensure that our economy continues to grow and create good-paying jobs."

"It was a pleasure to host Senator Van Hollen and his team today and showcase the expertise and engagement of McCormick's Maryland based employees," said Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and CEO of McCormick."From our Hunt Valley Plant where we are increasing production capacity while reducing our environmental footprint to our Technical Innovation Center where we are driving breakthrough flavor insights, we were glad Senator Van Hollen had the chance to experience McCormick's exceptional facilities in action."

"We were pleased to host Senator Van Hollen at our factory today, allowing the opportunity for him to see our facility, meet our employees, and talk about the local and federal issues important to the continued success of Maryland-based manufacturers like us," said Mitchell Goetze, Chief Executive Office of Goetze's Candy Company, Inc. "The Senator knows the importance of good jobs that companies like Goetze's Candy Company provide, and I look forward to continuing to work with him on common sense policies that can help maintain and grow more manufacturing jobs right here in Baltimore."