Mobil Steel CEO Advocates for Free Enterprise during Austin Visit

HOUSTON (March 26, 2015) – Mobil Steel International, Inc. President and CEO, Leonard A. Bedell, joined more than 100 statewide members of the commercial and industrial construction and supply industry last month in Austin to promote open competition and free enterprise to members of the 84th Texas Legislature during Associated Builders and Contractors Legislative Days.

The ABC Houston chapter visited offices of approximately 50 local and regional legislators, promoting the ABC free enterprise philosophy and discussing legislation that could help Texas construction businesses thrive. Fairness within the industry, in regards to competition, liability, taxation, and worker classification, was the foundation for ABC members when discussing legislation with the lawmakers. In addition to visiting legislative offices at the Capitol, ABC Texas held a reception welcoming legislative members and staff to visit with ABC members to better understand issues facing the industry.

Mobil Steel CEO Joins ABC to Advocate for Free Enterprise in Austin

“The construction and service industry was very well represented at the Capitol. Mobil Steel was honored to have been a part of it,” said Bedell. “It is critical for our industry’s voice to be heard in order to keep Texas at the forefront of economic development.”

Bedell and other Mobil Steel managers are active with Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Houston Chapter. ABC Greater Houston is an affiliate of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., a national association that protects free market enterprise and business freedoms of commercial and industrial contractors. ABC offers member training, education and networking. Additionally, ABC and its members support good government and fair and reasonable regulation through active participation in local, state and federal legislation.

About Mobil Steel International, Inc.

Mobil Steel International, Inc. fabricates steel used in some of the world’s essential industries: chemical, manufacturing, petroleum, communication, clean fuels, and power utilities, as well as commercial construction. Mobil Steel, which has been at its South Wayside Drive facility in Houston for 45 years, has a production capacity of more than 1,000 tons per month in its 80,000 square feet of plant and office facilities under roof, providing flexibility to manage multiple projects. The 8.5-acre site is located within major freeway access to the refining and petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast region. Mobil Steel is quality certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Mobil Steel is active in Associated Builders and ContractorsAssociated General Contractors, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas , and American Welding Society. The company is a sponsoring member of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Mobil Steel is a registered small business with the Small Business Administration. For information about Mobil Steel visit www.mobilsteel.com.