Florida Rep. Crenshaw Keynote Speaker at Second to None Employee Rally at Kaman Aerostructures in Jacksonville.
Kaman Corporation, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, hosted an employee rally Monday, May 21 at their Jacksonville Aerostructures facility to raise awareness of the critical contribution which the aerospace and defense industry is making to the U.S. economy and to our national security. Congressman Ander Crenshaw was a keynote speaker at the event, along with Kaman CEO Neal Keating, Textron, Inc. CEO Scott Donnelly, and AIA’s President and CEO Marion Blakey.
The rally highlighted the need for quick action in Congress to undo hundreds of billions of dollars in mechanical “sequestration” cuts that will slash military, space, and commercial aviation funding. Experts predict these cuts will eliminate over one million U.S. jobs, including nearly 40,000 in Florida alone. They will delay the Next Generation Air Transportation System, costing billions in the long run, and stall the U.S. space program, already reeling from the retirement of the space shuttle.
Photos from the rally may be viewed here.
The full press release may be viewed here.