SOUTH DENNIS, Mass. — Mid-Cape Home Centers hosted Massachusetts Rep. Timothy Whelan on Friday, May 11, for a meeting and tour of its South Dennis location.
Rep. Whelan, toured Mid-Cape Home Centers’ store, as well as the estimating department, custom millwork shop, and lumberyard. Whelan also met with company leaders including Jack Stevenson, President of Mid-Cape Home Centers, to discuss the needs of small businesses in the area.
“We really enjoyed Representative Whelan’s visit,” Stevenson said. “Due to his background as a Trooper, he really understands a lot of the issues that affect our business. One of the biggest industry issues is transportation, and Tim has a great understanding of that area, DOT regulation, along with traffic and the bridges. We were happy to hear his insight on those issues. Plus, his genuine passion for the Cape is obvious.”
Rep. Whelan also shared insights into a legislative push for local vocational education, the need to rely on local businesses to help keep local youth living and working in our community, and affordable housing, an area in which they have been doing due diligence with recent success obtaining a housing trust in Brewster. The more that the community and local businesses help advocate for these issues, the more success we will see in the near future of Cape Cod.
Mid-Cape Home Centers hosted the Rep. Whelan as part of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association’s Legislative Yard Tour initiative, which connects lumberyards throughout the Northeast with their elected officials in order to share the needs of local businesses.