Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) visited DLS Electronic Systems, Inc. in Wheeling, IL to witness firsthand the skilled jobs and businesses that the production of U.S. Navy amphibious warships brings to the region and to the local economy. DLS provides electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), environmental, mechanical and climatic testing, along with power quality testing for equipment used on U.S. Navy amphibious warships.
During his tour, Congressman Schneider met with the employees at DLS to discuss the unique skills they contribute to the industrial base that supplies parts and products critical to the U.S. Navy’s amphibious warship program.
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to be able to meet the hardworking employees at DLS Electronic Systems and to develop a greater understanding of the significant contributions they make to our local economy and our national defense,” said Congressman Schneider. “As a member of the Committee on Small Businesses, I understand the importance of facilities like this one to a prosperous local economy and a healthy industrial base to guarantee that our soldiers deployed have the equipment they need to fully accomplish their mission.”
“Hosting Congressman Schneider at our facility gave us the opportunity to showcase the work we do at DLS Electronic Systems and highlight how our business depends on a fully funded U.S. Navy amphibious warship construction program. We look forward to Congressman Schneider’s continued leadership on funding amphibious warships at a level that will maintain our nation’s strength,” said Jack Black, Business Development Manager at DLS Electric Systems, Inc.
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