Governor Abbott with carpenter and millwright leadership

Texas Governor Abbott Visits Houston Training Center

Texas Governor Gregory Abbott spent an afternoon recently learning more about issues important to working men and women across the state as part of a visit to the Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center near Houston. Governor Abbott toured the facility and met with many construction industry leaders, led by Central South Carpenters’ Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jason Engels.

Joining EST Engels in representing the Central South Carpenters were Chief of Staff Craig Wright, Political Director Gary Warren, Assistant to the EST Kavin Griffin, Business Development Rep. Terry Darling and Council Reps Kenneth Fontenot and Maria Robles. Leaders of the Southern States Millwrights Regional Council and the Texas Carpenters & Millwrights Training Trust Fund also attended the meeting. 

“We are honored to have the Governor spend so much time with us and engage in dialogue about issues that directly affect the work opportunities and quality of life issues for our members,” Engels said. “We look forward to cultivating our relationship with the Governor’s office so that everyone remains aware of the needs and expectations of those constituents who are also professional carpenters and contributing members of the Texas economy."

Related: Read the Governor's office news release about Governor Abbott's visit to the Houston Training Center.