DURHAM, N.C., September 21, 2016— U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R - North Carolina, U.S. Congressman Walter Jones, R - North Carolina, and a staff member of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R - North Carolina, visited HARDI-member ACR Supply in August.
During the visit to the Durham, North Carolina-based distributor, the representatives and leadership of ACR Supply discussed issues heavily affecting HVACR distributors such as overtime regulations, the estate tax and online sales tax avoidance.
“Sen. Burr comes from a distribution background and has an understanding of the specific challenges that our industry faces and the important role distributors play in the marketplace,” said Troy Meachum, president, ACR Supply. “He was generous enough with his time to answer all of the questions that our team members had and we are grateful to have him as our senator and hopeful that the voters of North Carolina will re-elect him this November.”
Sen. Burr has held his North Carolina senate seat since 2005 where he currently serves on the Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, among others. Prior to that he spent 17 years as a sales manger in wholesale distribution.
“It was an honor to visit with the ACR Supply family last month and tour their facility,” said Congressman Jones. “This company continues to exemplify Christian values by serving their customers with the highest of quality and treating their employees with the utmost respect. We are very fortunate to have a business such as this to provide HVAC services to our homes.”
Kevin Parsley, vice president of sales and director of marketing for ACR Supply, said, “Congressman Jones is a principled leader in Washington and has a great awareness of the impact that the policies created in Washington have on our company in North Carolina. Our customers and employees appreciated his candidness and willingness to engage during his visit.”
Rep. Jones has served as representative of North Carolina’s 3rd district since 1995. He is a supporter of small businesses and has experience working as an executive at a family-owned business supply company.