Omix-ADA opened its doors May 9 to welcome Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Georgia) for an in-person visit.
Following a tour of the Omix-ADA headquarters, Rep. Woodall participated in an exchange of ideas and opinions focused on the automotive aftermarket industry. Other participants in the round-table discussion included SEMA Congressional Affairs Manager Eric Snyder, Omix-ADA founder and President Al Azadi, as well as a collective group of Omix-ADA employees.
Rep. Woodall, who represents the 7th District of Georgia in the House of Representatives, was born and raised in Georgia and currently serves on the House Committee on Rules, the House Budget Committee, as well as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
“In the 7th District, we’re fortunate to have committed corporate citizens like Omix-ADA who are willing to take the time to share their ideas and knowledge with me,” Rep. Woodall said. “When we partner in this way, it makes our voice in Washington that much more effective, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to see their operation and talk through the ways we can make their industry and our community even better.”
Topics discussed in this forum included the growing importance in protecting intellectual properties in the automotive aftermarket today, import tariffs and their negative impact on the industry and the ever-increasing costs of healthcare expenses for small/medium sized businesses.
“It’s very encouraging to have the opportunity to express ourselves openly on some of the issues that directly affect our business,” Azadi said.
The visit and roundtable discussion was coordinated by Omix-ADA and SEMA in order to establish an open dialog between the association and representatives Washington, D.C.
For more information on Omix-ADA, call 770-614-6101, or visit www.Omix-ADA.com.