United States Representative Tony Cardenas (D-CA-029) toured C&G Mercury Plastics in Sylmar, California on August 13. Family-owned and operated since 1947, C&G Mercury Plastics is a custom injection molder and has found a niche helping turn concepts into plastic injection molded realities. C&G Mercury Plastics serves a variety of manufacturers, including aerospace, electronics, construction, housewares, toys and sporting goods companies.
The day before the tour, President of C&G Mercury Plastics Greg Leighton attended Representative Cardenas’ first 2015 Manufacturing Business Roundtable of business owners in the 29th District which are planned quarterly. Before the plant tour, Leighton and Cardenas continued their discussions of the challenges for local businesses and C&G Mercury Plastics’ role in the aerospace supply chain. They also discussed the company’s history as a plastics manufacturer in the Los Angeles area as well as several general policy issues.
Cardenas stressed his goal of keeping businesses and manufacturing strong, not only in his District, but throughout the United States. Cardenas then toured the production facility with Leighton and General Manager Jesus Hernandez.
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