Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and a staff member of Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) recently visited Durham, North Carolina-based ACR Supply.

During the visit, the representatives and leadership from ACR Supply, which is a member of the Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International, discussed issues affecting HVAC and refrigeration 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 of 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.” 

Burr has held his seat in the Senate since 2005. He also has 17 years of experience as wholesale distribution sales manager.

Jones, who has represented North Carolina’s 3rd district since 1995, said he also enjoyed his visit to the facility.

“It was an honor to visit with the ACR Supply family last month and tour their facility,” he said. “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 at ACR Supply, said his customers and employees appreciated Rep. Jones’ “candidness and willingness to engage during his visit.”

“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,” Parsley said.