Rep Leutheuser joins fellow legislators for tours showcasing Michigan trade

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser (second from left) of Hillsdale listens to information during a tour of Nicholson Terminal and Dock Company in Detroit on Monday. The facility handles almost a half million tons of cargo each year. State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade, this week toured a pair of facilities in an effort to highlight the state’s vital methods of moving product to final market.The group visited Nicholson Terminal and Dock Company in Detroit on Monday. The shipyard was established in 1928 and handles bulk material and other cargo lifting, such as metal alloy used in steel manufacturing.The tour continued on Tuesday at Canadian National Railway’s autoport facility in Charlotte. Legislators were shown the inner-workings of a vehicle processing and transshipment plant that handles finished automobiles from General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly.Established in 2006, the autoport works hand in hand with GM to move automobiles from the finishing plant to where they are needed for sale. The tour included a viewing of the facility’s rail yard, where vehicles are staged, loaded into freight cars and taken to distributors.“It’s important to acknowledge and appreciate what Michigan trade does for our state and the process that goes into getting things from producer to consumer,” said Leutheuser, of Hillsdale. “These facilities provide good jobs which help the communities around them, boost Michigan’s economy and help keep the state competitive. Michigan’s economy, from farming to manufacturing, has always relied on and grown through trade.” Categories: Leutheuser News,News 28Sep Rep. Leutheuser joins fellow legislators for tours showcasing Michigan tradelast_img