On September 22, 2017, Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) joined representatives from Knife River Corporation and the Portland and Western Railroad to tour Knife River’s Salem sand and gravel pit, learn about their extensive railway products and services, and discuss public policy priorities for the business and rail communities in greater Salem.
NRC Grassroots Program
The NRC's grassroots program was created to invite United States Congressmen to visit NRC member facilities and construction project sites. These visits give the Members of Congress firsthand knowledge of the rail industry and demonstrate how rail contractors and suppliers are positively affecting the rail industry and the local and national economy.
Host an NRC Grassroots Event
If your company is interested in hosting your Congressman for a visit, please contact Lindsey Collins
to begin the process.
On October 3, Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member - Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (RCTI) - for a tour of their facility in Amarillo, TX.
On September 8, staff of U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and staff of U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member - Wheeler Lumber - for a tour of their facility in Whitewood, S.D.
On September 7, staff of U.S. Senators Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and staff of U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member - Progress Rail Services (PRS) - for a tour of their freight car repair facility in Bill, Wyo.