State Senator and Candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Kyrillos continued his statewide jobs tour today at Kuiken Brothers Company Inc. in Midland Park. Kuiken Brothers Company Inc. is a lumber and building materials supplier with multiple locations throughout the state. It is a family owned and operated business that was started in New Jersey over 100 years ago.
Upon arriving at Kuiken Brothers, Senator Kyrillos was introduced to Mr. Douglas Kuiken, the company's President, and other members of the management team. The team then met privately with Senator Kyrillos to discuss the challenges their company faces as a small business trying to expand despite the economy's inconsistency.
The group discussed how the burdensome regulatory climate negatively affects their growth potential. They also discussed the need for a simpler and flatter tax code, as well as ways to incentive business growth and investment. Following the discussion, Senator Kyrillos toured the facility and met with employees.
"Every time I make a stop on my jobs tour, I leave feeling encouraged and motivated to fight for the changes we need in Washington, D.C. My opponent, Senator Bob Menendez must not visit many businesses, because he believes the answer to every problem is more and bigger government. I know, from talking with these managers, employees, and business owners, that is the exact opposite of what we should be doing. We need to make it easier for businesses like Kuiken Brothers to grow, and provide more quality jobs.
"The policies coming out of Washington from Senator Bob Menendez are making things worse. With him we get nothing but more of the same, more taxes, more spending, more debt, and more onerous job-killing regulation. I look forward to visiting more businesses, and listening to more job creators talk about what we can change to improve our economy and put people back to work."
This was the third stop for Senator Kyrillos on his statewide jobs tour. His next stop is scheduled for Monday at Spring Hills Senior Community's location in Cherry Hill. At the conclusion of the tour, the Senator will use the information he gathered from meeting business owners, their management, and their employees, and create a comprehensive Jobs Plan designed to spur business growth and foster economic opportunity.