MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (July 29, 2016) – Earlier this week, Bass Cat/Yar-Craft employees had the honor of a special visit from U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford as a part of the STEM Education and Manufacturing Tour throughout the First District of Arkansas.

Congressman Crawford’s tour, in partnership with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education Coalition, is an effort to explore the various educational and career opportunities available to students who are proficient in STEM resources, by getting local teachers into the workplaces of regional employers.

A group of fifteen local educators (mostly high school but also some middle school and college level), Chamber members, and industry leaders across the region joined Congressman Crawford for a tour of Bass Cat and Yar-Craft’s manufacturing facility, followed by discussions with company President Rick Pierce.

Pierce stated, “We always enjoy having Congressman Crawford visit as he is very engaging. Congressman Crawford takes action towards initiatives that are right for the country and that is always refreshing.”

About STEM Education Coalition: The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. Members of the STEM Coalition believe that our nation must improve the way our students learn science, mathematics, technology and engineering and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.

About Bass Cat: Bass Cat, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures the industry’s premier bass fishing boats from its headquarters in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Family operated since it’s founding in 1971, Bass Cat is the longest continuously operating tournament bass boat company in the USA. For more information visit www.basscat.com.

About Yar-Craft: Celebrating over 46 years of excellence in the marine industry, Yar-Craft (owned by Correct Craft) is the premier walleye fishing boat in the world known for excellent craftsmanship and customer service. For more information visit www.yarcraft.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.