Radiant Pools, a maker of insulated swimming pools in Albany, N.Y., welcomed Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) on a recent visit to their manufacturing facility.
During the visit, Tonko met with employees and toured the 100,000-square-foot, solar-powered facility. The congressman, who has been learning about the needs and challenges of small businesses through site visits, acknowledged the company’s impact on the local economy.
“I appreciated the opportunity to visit Radiant Pools and learn more about their operations this week,” he said. “The [Albany] Capital Region has always been home to some of our nation’s most innovative minds, and Radiant Pools is no exception. I am thankful for their commitment and hard work to grow and expand in our community.” He also expressed his commitment to push the “Make It in America” agenda in Congress, which aims to reshore American manufacturing jobs and boost global competitiveness for U.S. businesses.
Radiant was just as pleased with the visit. “We were honored to have the congressman visit our manufacturing facility,” said Tony Sirco, president of Radiant Pools. “We are proud of our continued success and being able to impact the local economy by adding jobs and sourcing raw materials locally. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to share information about our product innovations and manufacturing process with him.”
In other Radiant Pools news, longtime employee and industry veteran Chuck Foster has retired. Throughout his career, Foster wore many hats. He was involved in product development, customer service and provided technical insights.