Granite City- Recently elected, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart and his Washington DC Legislative Director (LD)Willie Lyles visited America’s Central Port on Tuesday January 28, in Granite City, Illinois. During the visit, Congressman Enyart was provided a briefing on Port operations and capabilities by the Port’s Executive Director Dennis Wilmsmeyer and Business Development Manager, Frank Miles. During the briefing Congressman Enyart was given an update on the new South Harbor construction project and also an update on river levels in the area. His LD was provided information by Port staff regarding upcoming infrastructure needs for the Port. Executive Director Dennis Wilmsmeyer explained that “while we have an active project underway at the South Harbor, there are ongoing infrastructure needs here at the Port where we could use additional federal, state and local support.” Construction is currently underway at the new South Harbor and is scheduled to be completed next year.
After the briefing the Congressman and his staff were given a tour of the Port facilities, including the north harbor operations, as well as the ongoing South Harbor project. Congressman Enyart noted he was last at the Port in 1982 when it served as a the former US Army Charles Melvin Price Support Center. The General Enyart was at the Port procuring some uniforms in his stead as a commander of the Illinois National Guard.