Mark Romer, president of James River Equipment

“For four decades, the company I work with has provided equipment to help build Virginia’s infrastructure and lay the groundwork for its industries. We’re proud of the contribution we’ve made to Virginia’s economy, as well as the opportunities we’ve helped create for the dedicated and skilled workers who roll up their sleeves and get jobs done.

Sadly, opportunities for our industry and the workforce that maintains and operates our equipment have diminished in recent years. Construction has lagged. Manufacturing and mining have contracted. Investments in new infrastructure have declined. Too often, and in too many communities, jobs and economic opportunity have disappeared as a result.

 That’s what makes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline such an enormously important opportunity for the construction industry and working people in Virginia. As many have put it — most notably Governor McAuliffe — this pipeline will be an economic game changer for hundreds of Virginia businesses and thousands of our working men and women…” Read more
-Mark Romer, James River Equipment, VA and NC
Mark Romer column: Pipeline will bring opportunities for Virginia companies, Richmond Times DispachJanuary 29, 2017.

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