A spirited group of 25 corrugated industry members marched to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 5, for the 8th AICC/FBA Corrugated Industry Members visited with their elected representatives in the House and Senate to push for legislation favorable to manufacturing and the corrugated industry. Mark Williams, President of Richmond Corrugated and Chairman of AICC’s Government Affairs Committee, introduced AICC President Steve Young and FBA President Dennis Colley to lead the session, with Colley providing industry statistics which members could use in their discussions.
Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) also spoke about the political climate on Capitol Hill as it related to manufacturing issues, and noted that nothing significant was likely to happen in an election year. Dennis Colley of FBA, Steve Young of AICC, and Steve Schmitt of Jet Container, urged the Senator to support a permanent extension of the R&D tax credit.
History of The Day
During a Laughlin AFB, Texas, airshow, USAF Thunderbirds No. 6, an North American F-100D-20-NA Super Sabre, 55-3520, piloted by Capt. Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak, crashes, but he succeeds in ejecting as the plane broke up. As McPeak pulls up to begin a series of vertical rolls, the wing center box fails at ~6.5 Gs, and the engine catches fire as the center fuel tank ruptures, dumping fuel into the engine bay. Pilot ejects and lands near to the crowd. This crash limited flying on all USAF Super Sabres to 4G. This was the first Thunderbird crash during a performance. - 21st October 1967