Law & Order

U.S. Representative Bob Latta Visits Callies Performance Products

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

U.S. Representative Bob LattaSEMA’s advocacy efforts are off to a fast start in 2022, as Callies Performance Products hosted U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) for a tour of the company’s Fostoria, Ohio, headquarters. The event marked Rep. Latta’s second time visiting Callies, as the tour provided him an opportunity to interact with company’s employees and watch them manufacture and assemble crank shafts, connecting rods and camshaft cores. The congressman was interested to discuss the most pressing issues facing Callies and the automotive aftermarket, including the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act), tariffs, the ability to hire workers, and federal policy proposals to incentivize electric vehicles. Rep. Latta is a co-sponsor of the RPM Act and a strong supporter of the legislation, volunteering to work with House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership to pass the bill.

“We are fortunate to have SEMA and PRI represent manufacturers, engine builders and racers to protect our source of livelihood,” said Heath Norton, vice president of Callies Performance Products. “We strive to offer value-based products that support a safe family friendly sport. It’s important that we pass the RPM Act to preserve our industry, which is an economic driver in many communities and provides hands-on STEM education to the youth of America. Thank you Rep. Latta for visiting Callies and for all you are doing to fight to protect manufacturing in America."

Rep. Latta represents Ohio’s 5th Congressional District, which includes the Northwest and West Central parts of the Buckeye State. The congressman is passionate about advancing policies that further economic prosperity and job creation, as his top priorities include balancing the budget, maintaining a strong national defense, and implementing common-sense government reforms. Rep. Latta is also member of the Congressional Automotive Performance Caucus along with the House Manufacturing Caucus.

For additional information, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.