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IMPulse Hosts DOT Secretary Foxx, Rep. Butterfield

IMPulse NC LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of catenary hardware for public transportation, welcomed DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) to its Mount Olive, NC, factory for a tour during which the company unveiled its new development for cable theft detection and showcased its overhead contact wire safety monitoring system.

“The Secretary’s and Congressman’s visit provided a great opportunity to showcase our manufacturing operation,” said IMPulse President Jeffrey Wharton. “It was a distinct honor to be recognized for the importance of our business and how it contributes to the national transportation network.”

During the visit, Foxx shared his public transportation priorities with IMPulse employees and Butterfield discussed the Military Corridor Transportation Improvement Act (H.R. 5561), which he introduced this fall to improve transportation in eastern North Carolina, specifically in the employment centers of Mount Olive and Kinston.
“Improving access to eastern North Carolina is essential to boosting economic development, stimulating job creation, and reducing traffic congestion,” Butterfield said. “The Military Corridor Transportation Improvement Act would connect military bases, cities, and business throughout eastern North Carolina, including Mount Olive and Kinston, with an important port, the state capital, and the entire eastern seaboard. I thank Secretary Foxx for visiting the First District, and I look forward to discussing with him the future of transportation in eastern North Carolina.”

IMPulse NC LLC, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, manufactures hardware for all types of electrified public transit systems including streetcar, light rail, intercity and commuter rail, heritage trolley, and electric trolleybus. IMPulse was named a 2013 White House Champion of Change in recognition of its automated catenary safety monitoring system.

IMPulse President Jeffrey Wharton, left, tours the company's factory with Rep. G.K. Butterfield and DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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