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Rep. Houlahan visits Morgantown business to speak about the economy

Originally Published in Pennsylvania Business Report


U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) recently toured a Morgantown-headquartered business where she spoke about the economy, workforce development, and the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania with the leadership and manufacturing team.

Houlahan toured Morgan Truck Body, the largest manufacturer of light-and medium-duty truck bodies in North America. The company has eight service centers and 14 manufacturing locations across the United States and Canada and employs more than 2,300 people.

The company faced supply chain disruptions and delays caused by the pandemic and now faces a severe shortage of applicants for job openings.

“Despite all the hardships of the past 15 months, Morgan Truck Body has continued to be a stalwart in our local economy,” Houlahan said. “Not only are their operations impressive, but their commitment to creating jobs right here in Berks County is exactly the kind of energy we need as we work to build back this economy, even better than before. I will continue doing my part in Congress to ensure that Morgan Truck Body and businesses like theirs have the support they need to thrive, provide good paying jobs and be a productive participant in our rapidly recovering economy.”

Houlahan serves on the House Small Business Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Armed Services Committee.