On Wo­mack stops, nuts, bolts, ATVs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

U.S. Rep. Steve Wo­mack made sev­eral stops in his dis­trict Fri­day. He sched­uled a 10 a.m. tour of Volt In­dus­trial Plas­tics in Yel­lville, fol­lowed by a lunchtime meet­ing with Mar­ion County of­fi­cials at Black­sheep Joe’s BBQ Smoke­house and Grill.

From Yel­lville, the Rogers Repub­li­can trav­eled to Boat World in Har­ri­son.

Peo­ple look­ing for Amer­i­can-made nuts, screws, spac­ers, wash­ers and other items have been turn­ing to Volt for more than two decades, its web­site notes.

Black­sheep Joe’s, on the other hand, is “a clas­sic [bar­be­cue] and burger joint that spe­cial­izes in south­ern com­fort food, fea­tur­ing real wood fired pit [bar­be­cue] and the burg­ers made to or­der,” ac­cord­ing to its Face­book page.

De­spite its name, Boat World sells mo­tor­cy­cles, all-ter­rain ve­hi­cles and sideby-sides, but no wa­ter­craft. “We got out of the boat busi­ness in 2008,” ex­plains Sandy Stroope, the busi­ness’s owner since 1989.

De­mand for ATVs re­mains high, es­pe­cially among farm­ers, Stroope said. “Very few of them ride a horse any­more,” he ex­plained.

Wo­mack is pro-busi­ness and is al­ways wel­come at Boat World, Stroope ex­plained.

“We’re all pretty con­ser­va­tive in my lit­tle store here and we all sup­port pretty con­ser­va­tive can­di­dates and Steve’s a pretty con­ser­va­tive guy,” he said.

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