|President's Pen by Jeff Thomas, HBA President|
I have had the privilege of representing our local HBA and the IBA in Washington the last week of June. We were able to meet with all our congressman and had very good discussions on our industry. It was very informative. We have lots of really good people who want to make sure the construction and building industry in Indiana stays healthy and affordable. We have a great team in place that stressed our need for workers, how to use our educational institutions to help explain how our industry is a viable option for many high schoolers, energy codes, waters of the U.S, and of course the political climate in Washington. It was a very successful trip. This is why we have such a strong industry in Indiana. I know many of you don’t want to get involved in politics, but I want you to know that it is because of our membership that we are able to represent everyone in our industry to make homebuilding in Fort Wayne as strong as it is.
Please continue to recruit new members and let them know we are working for all of us in this industry.
Respectfully, Jeff Thomas, President