By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
With Congress out of session during the past few weeks, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) has been busy meeting with his constituents and recently visited Edelbrock’s Sanford, North Carolina, facility for a tour and meeting with the company’s employees. As the Congressman for North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches all the way from just outside of Charlotte to Fayetteville, Rep. Hudson represents the heart of race country, and it’s no secret that he is passionate about fighting for the industry in Washington. Rep. Hudson is the lead Republican co-sponsor of H.R. 3281, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act) and has championed the legislation in the Energy & Commerce Committee.
Todd Belcher, Edelbrock’s general manager of East Operations, led Rep. Hudson on a tour of the facility, which produces everything from carburetors to throttle bodies for electronic fuel-injection systems to pumps and fuel regulators. The Congressman had a chance to see how the company manufactures and performs quality control on its products. After touring the factory, Rep. Hudson addressed Edelbrock’s employees where he discussed the RPM Act and other key issues he’s been working on that impact the aftermarket.
“I really enjoyed my tour,” Rep. Hudson said. “Edelbrock is an incredible company with a real legacy. I’m proud that this is happening right here in Sanford. I think the people in this community would be proud if they knew the kind of innovation and skill and the world-class products that are being made here.”
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