Congressman visits Montgomery Machine and Fabrication

By Brad Sherman, Jackson Telegram

U.S. Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) made several stops in and around Jackson County this week, including a visit to Montgomery Machine and Fabrication, located at 206 Watts Blevins Road in Jackson.

Owner Carry Montgomery and Chief Operating Officer Bobbi Montgomery gave Johnson a tour of the facility. The Congressman spoke with employees, saw examples of the company's work, and spoke with the Montgomerys about how the business has prevailed through a struggling economy over the last five years.

The Montgomerys talked with the Congressman about the challenges that face the business and its customers, including overregulation.

"We're trying like heck to get the regulators in Washington to have a little bit of common sense." Johnson said.

Montgomery, which currently employs 20 and opened in 1982, has since been providing custom parts for the food, sawmill, sanitation, trucking, drilling, farming, construction, and many other industries.

Johnson's other stops in the area Monday included Bellisio Foods, Holzer Medical Center-Jackson, and the Area Agency on Aging. He paid a visit to the Sands Hill Coal company near Hamden Wednesday.