Congressman Bill Huizenga Visits Andrie Inc.

MUSKEGON, Michigan - On July 7, 2014, Andrie Inc. had the pleasure of a visit from Congressman Bill Huizenga and his District Director, Greg VanWoerkom.  Congressman Huizenga represents West Michigan and the 2nd District from Ludington to Holland, Michigan. 

Congressman Huizenga and his Director met with Stan Andrie and Matt Stump to discuss maritime issues, not only in West Michigan, but the entire Great Lakes region.  Congressman Huizenga supported the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) that increased fiscal responsibility and reduced red tape that restricted maritime infrastructure projects. 

The Congressman assisted in writing language classifying the Great Lakes Navigation System as a unified body. This is an extremely important distinction as it situates the Great Lakes on equal footing with other water systems across the United States.  The Congressman listened to our opinions of the Asian carp situation, ballast water management, and river barges navigating upon Lake Michigan.


Pictured left to right: Stan Andrie, Congressman Huizenga, Matt Stump