Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Give Money, Get a Contract!

Republican Representative Deborah Pryce knows how to get things done for her contributors. Here is the story from Yahoo Business News:

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce is planning a visit to EWI next week to review the innovations in advanced joining processes brought about by the $3.8 million contract awarded to EWI in early 2004 to establish the Advanced Welding Technology Deployment Initiative (AWTDI).

The visit, scheduled for 9:00 AM on Monday, December 12, is open to the media and will include remarks by EWI and Congresswoman Pryce, a tour of EWI's manufacturing lab area, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for EWI's new flexible manufacturing cell.

Matt White, Market Leader for EWI's Government Programs Office, stated, "Through the funds provided by AWTDI, EWI has procured a flexible fabrication cell capable of combining several joining processes with rapid design and tooling. EWI will make extensive use of its modular tooling, computer modeling, and offline programming capabilities to meet a range of defense applications."

EWI is short for Edison Welding Institute. Some of the employees who work for EWI, have been contributors to Deborah Pryce's campaigns. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

According to Open Secrets, nine employees of Edison Welding Institute (EWI) gave $5,250 to Pryce's campaign in 2002, 2003, and 2004. In 1994, $500 was contributed to Pryce by EWI employees. As a matter of fact, Matt White who is mentioned in the article, gave $250 to Pryce's campaign in 2002.