U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recently visited a Wisconsin HVAC and refrigeration wholesaler to participate in an employee town hall.

Nearly 100 Gustave A. Larson Co. workers joined the senator for the discussion, which took place at the company’s Pewaukee location. 

“Having started a successful company, Sen. Johnson understands firsthand what it’s like to run a business,” said Scott Larson, president of Gustave A. Larson. “He knows our challenges and what keeps us up at night better than most and has intimate knowledge of how regulatory changes can deeply impact us and other Wisconsin businesses.”

Johnson is chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

“As someone who spent 31 years building a manufacturing business and now has oversight over the regulatory activities of the federal government, laying out our economic realities with Wisconsin job creators is one of my main priorities,” said Johnson. “The leadership and employees of Gustave A. Larson understand the importance of these realities and the negative impact our massive regulatory burden is having on businesses across Wisconsin and America.”

Johnson said he is running for re-election in November and has been endorsed by the Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International. Gustave A. Larson is a HARDI member.