KEARNEYSVILLE, WV -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently visited two major vending machine manufacturers in her state. Capito toured the facilities of Automated Merchandising Systems and Royal Vendors Inc. both of which are based in Kearneysville.
"We were honored and delighted to host Rep. Capito here at our newly expanded AMS facilities," said AMS president Sharon Shull. "Most important, we wanted to show her that AMS's operational investments reflect our ongoing commitment to manufacturing quality products and creating valuable jobs, directly supporting local economies across the state."
Kevin Ward, president and chief operating officer of Royal Vendors, said: "Rep. Capito's visit to Royal Vendors is an important step toward providing our elected officials with an up-close look at our area of the vending industry. Our goal was to give her a perspective into the significant contribution that our industry has made -- and will continue to make -- in manufacturing and technology."
National Automatic Merchandising Association senior vice-president of government affairs Eric Dell helped organize the visits. "Congresswoman Capito's visit to two of NAMA's key vending machine manufacturers was an effective way to demonstrate the power and scope of our industry," Dell said. "She is a supporter of manufacturing in America and during these events she saw industry innovations first hand."
PHOTOS: Automated Merchandising Systems president Sharon Shull (r.) provides an overview of vending machine manufacturing for Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (l.) during Congresswoman's visit to Kearneysville. Capito also visited Royal Vendors' plant and is pictured on the factory floor in right photo.