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This week, Congressman Alex X. Mooney visited a number of Charleston area businesses on his October tour of the 2nd Congressional District.

West Virginia Laboratories

On Tuesday, Rep. Mooney met with the staff at West Virginia Laboratories in Kanawha County. He offered a legislative update on the latest happenings in Congress and how he could help the lab ensure every patient is engaged as proactive and empowered participants in maintaining their good health.

J.Q. Dickson Salt-Works

Rep. Mooney stopped by J.Q. Dickson Salt-Works, a 7th generation salt-making family that harvests an all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley. He learned about their unique salt making process, completed by hand without the use of big machinery and chemicals. They continue work to enhance the natural properties of the salt, using the power of the earth and hand-made tools to produce an extraordinarily pure product.

Association of Builders and Contractors – West Virginia Chapter

Congressman Mooney met with President/CEO Bryan Hoylman and the team at the Association of Builders and Contractors of West Virginia. A great discussion was had as the congressman addressed the group’s concerns. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Bill Noe Flight School

Congressman Mooney was pleased to take a wonderful tour of the Bill Noe Flight School in Kanawha County. This is a first class program for our upcoming pilots in West Virginia. The flight school opened for the fall 2021 semester, offering students a chance to earn a Commercial Pilot: Fixed Wing Bachelor of Science degree. The ground and flight courses also will lead to a series of FAA certifications, preparing graduates to become commercial pilots of single and multi-engine aircraft. We are thankful to have such a great opportunity in our state. The congressman even got to try out the flight simulator!