ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- Congressmen Bradley Byrne, R-AL, visited a Baldwin County business Wednesday which produces up to 95,000 wooden pallets and shipping containers a month to industries across the Gulf Coast.
The squeals of saws and pops of pneumatic nail guns grew quiet as Byrne met with employees and addressed their concerns about everything from forestry issues to a longer snapper season to what he was doing in Washington to help veterans see doctors more quickly when they were sick.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to be here,” Byrne said. “I can do my job better in Washington every day if I have a better understanding of what you are doing here.”
Byrne spent more than an hour touring Bay Wood Products, Inc., with its founder and president, Jimmy Wilson. They walked across much of the 20-acre site off I-10 in Baldwin County, discussing Baywood’s place in the $11.5 billion wooden pallet and container industry.
“It really gave our workers a chance to have a voice they normally wouldn’t have,” Wilson said of the Congressman’s visit. “They asked some great questions.”