Bipartisan team of lawmakers to tour Texas Instruments

Pair seeks long-term plan to hold down energy costs

SOUTH PORTLAND – Sen. David Woodsome, R-Waterboro, and Rep. Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford, will tour Texas Instruments’ South Portland manufacturing facility Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Woodsome and Grohman, who both serve on the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, are seeking feedback from Maine’s manufacturers as lawmakers look to bring and keep energy costs down. TI is especially relevant because it competes nationally and internationally in the technology sector.

Both lawmakers are interested in ensuring Maine has a sustainable competitive advantage in energy pricing to attract and retain businesses that are large energy users.

Tuesday’s tour is part of a broader effort by members of the Committee to hear from a wide variety businesses about the energy challenges they face.

Woodsome, the Senate chair of the Energy Committee, serves the people of Cornish, Limerick, Newfield, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh, and Waterboro in the Maine Senate.

Grohman is serving his first term in the Maine House and represents downtown Biddeford. He is an entrepreneur and founded CorrectDeck, a composite decking manufacturing company, and has worked in manufacturing his entire career.

Contact:

Dan Ankeles [Grohman] c. 756-3793; Jamie Carter Logan Woodsome] o. 287-1505

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