IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… WINK: Southwest Florida Business Owners Discuss Supply Chain Issues with Sen. Rick Scott

January 20, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott met with business leaders at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to discuss the devastating impacts of the Biden administration’s raging supply chain and inflation crises on Florida families and job creators.


Read more in the WINK article, Southwest Florida business owners discuss supply chain issues with Sen. Rick Scott, below:


“One Florida lawmaker says he understands you being upset and concerned with prices rising. Supply chain issues make it more challenging to get the things we need. So Southwest Florida business owners met with Senator Rick Scott and talked about their frustrations.


Sen. Scott promised business owners that he would do everything in his power to help them, including working with federal agencies to reduce regulations and work through issues with the department of transportation.


Ships aren’t getting to ports fast enough, and trucks aren’t getting their products out on time. Ryan Carter is well aware of this. Carter is the president of trucking company Scotlyn USA, based in Lee County.


‘In the past, it would take maybe a day or two days to get a truck fixed. It can take a week or up to 6 to 8 weeks to get our truck fixed,’ Carter said.


Jennifer Whyte owns Fort Myers Brewing Company, and she says she’s seen these effects as she tries to continue running her business. ‘From everything from the small things like plastic cups to things that we use all the time like aluminum cans,’ Whyte said. ‘An aluminum can has tripled essentially in cost.’


Sen. Rick Scott listened to their concerns. But he also had something to say. ‘I think the big thing it’s really frustrating the Biden administration just doesn’t react, I mean. One thing you have to do as a government is you have to say, ‘here’s our problem, let’s go solve the problem,' Sen. Scott said.


Read the full article on WINK HERE.