Hagan Tours Fountain Powerboats

Senator Kay Hagan was in eastern Carolina Thursday touring manufacturing facilities in five different counties.

One of those tours took place at Fountain Powerboats in Beaufort County. Owner Reggie Fountain took Hagan on a tour through the entire plant. The Democratic senator met with many of the employees.

Fountain Powerboats recently emerged from bankruptcy and currently employs 70 workers--but since the partnership with Liberty Associates--the merger hopes to add 50 more jobs within the next couple of months.

Fountain says he hopes Senator Hagan will persuade congress to allow Fountain Powerboats to compete for military contracts. He wants to provide boats and services to the armed forces.


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  • by BUBBA Location: FLA on Feb 20, 2010 at 05:52 AM
    Smooth Talker .... GREAT USED CAR SALESMAN !!!
  • by Patriot Location: Elizabeth City on Feb 20, 2010 at 03:38 AM
    Sern Hagan was obviously trying to get some free press to make people think she really cares. We never saw her in ENC before. On the OLF issue she was and still is AWOL. As an Obama clone, she will bankrupt the country. By the way, she is 100% pro-union. Disgusting.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    If you think Fountains are high priced go to some of the boat shows and see the prices on others that are similar you might be surprised
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    He certainly looks more business like in the suit
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    Mr. Fountain looks great in a suit, but I was hoping he would wear his Elvis jumpsuit & gold chain to the meeting.
  • by enc Location: enc on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    "Hagan, you're fired."
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    Kay Hagan is a U.S. senator,not a state senator.She was probably trying to see if she could afford one with her salary as senator,and with her automatic cost of living raise that the U.S. senate gave themselves.
  • by Pamlico Location: Washington on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    It would be great to see Fountain survive, for it is an important part of the areas economy as far as jobs go...Reggie spent WAY more than he was making while running Fountain, a major reason that they went under. If it comes back, someone else needs to be calling the shots as far a spending goes.
  • by questions on Feb 19, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Shes' gonna tour the last 5 remaining manufacturing faclities in easten NC? She needs to take a tour of Mexico and China to see where all the jobs and money went. She really needs to keep her butt in Raleigh and do the job we elected her to do, thats the way to earn more votes.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Feb 19, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    Folks, a lot of us will never be able to afford a Fountain Powerboat but we should all be grateful that Reggie built this factory in eastern NC. He could have spent these millions of dollars elsewhere and all the employees he's had over the years would not have been from eastern NC. We have to respect people that invest their money in a manufacturing operation that will make high quality products and give each of us the opportunity for a job. I see a lot of people that want to bash the rich, but these are the people that give us jobs. As Americans all of us can't afford a Fountain, thats why they make Keywest boats and all the other brands, but don't criticize someone who can afford one. Stive to achieve greater things in life. Stop spending so much on worthless junk. Save your money and get out of debt. Life will be so much more enjoyable.
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