‘I’m your voice in Washington D.C.’ Congressman Moran tours cabinetry facility in Jefferson

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Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 6:18 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 10:38 PM CST
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JEFFERSON, Texas (KLTV) - U.S. Representative Nathaniel Moran is back in East Texas to tour the Master Woodcraft Cabinetry facility in Jefferson.

Moran made Wednesday’s visit to see the work being done and to learn about the problems workers face.

“I’m your voice in Washington D.C. to say what we stand for.” Moran addressed workers gathered out the cabinetry facility.

“What I want to tell you is, thank you,” said Moran. “Because today what I saw on the line was excellence and I tell people all the time that East Texans are people of excellence.”

The plant’s nearly 100 workers produce about a thousand cabinets a day. One of the managers of the Jefferson location, John Michael McConnell, says having the congressman come by was important to the business.

“A lot of people, especially in rural areas of East Texas sometimes kind of feel forgotten.” said McConnell. “So it means a lot, incredible amount to our team members here to be able to have someone of his level come and see what they do because our people, they were proud to show what they were doing today.”

Moran says he was inspired to see their hard work and wants to continue fostering East Texas ingenuity.

“But you know the federal government is just infamous for getting in the way in business and industry and we need to get out of the way. We need to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and we need to make sure that business can thrive.”

And as business continues to boom in Jefferson, McConnell sees opportunities for economic development.

“We would like obviously to continue to have growth here as well, make sure we have more infrastructure in the community. We just would like to have you know maybe down the road, more housing for our team members here. Maybe where it’s easier to get people to come to this community to live and grow with us as well.”

Congressman Moran also took a tour of the Master Woodcraft facility in Marshall.