PEWAUKEE, Wis. — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson recently visited Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based distributor Gustave A. Larson Co., where he participated in an employee town hall.

Nearly 100 Gustave A. Larson Company associates joined the senator for an open discussion to learn more about each other’s various viewpoints, concerns, and priorities.

Johnson, who has been in office since 2011, has been a supporter of small businesses, often favoring fiscal policies that allow companies to focus on growing their businesses instead of navigating regulations. Johnson has a background in manufacturing, having served as cofounder and CEO of Pacur LLC, a Wisconsin-based plastics and polyester manufacturer.

“Having started a successful company, Sen. Johnson understands firsthand what it’s like to run a business. He knows our challenges and what keeps us up at night better than most. His intimate knowledge of how regulatory changes can deeply impact us and other Wisconsin businesses,” said Scott Larson, president, Gustave A. Larson Co.

“It’s vital to have someone with his extensive private sector experience representing us, especially when that someone is so intimately involved with federal spending and regulatory affairs,” added Greg Toler, vice president of supply chain, Gustave A. Larson Co.

Johnson is chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which has subcommittees on Federal Spending Oversight and Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management.

“As someone who’s spent 31 years building a manufacturing business and now has oversight over the regulatory activities of the federal government, laying out our economic realities with Wisconsin job creators is one of my main priorities,” said Johnson. “The leadership and employees of Gustave A. Larson understand the importance of these realities and the negative impact our massive regulatory burden is having on businesses across Wisconsin and America.”

Johnson recently met with Gustave A. Larson Co. and other Wisconsin businesses at Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International’s (HARDI’s) 2016 Congressional Fly-In. Johnson officially announced he’s running for reelection this November and is endorsed by HARDIPAC.

Publication date: 5/30/2016 

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