Helping Businesses and Workers
Before entering politics, Fred worked for more than 25 years in private industry. Fred started on the factory floor of Conestoga Wood Specialities in Beavertown, eventually rising to Plant Operations Manager overseeing more than 230 employees and a $50 million-dollar annual budget. Fred also started his own successful small business managing properties and serving as a general contractor.
“We are confident Fred Keller will continue to stand up for small business owners in the U.S. House. As the voice of Pennsylvania small businesses, we are proud to endorse Fred Keller.”
- Gordon Denlinger
NFIB PA State Director
As the state level, Fred has worked hard to create a healthy business environment so existing businesses grow, new jobs are created, and new businesses move into our area. Fred's accomplishments include helping secure passage of the historic 2013 transportation funding legislation known as Act 89. This legislation provided new funding for Pennsylvania roads and bridges, but also paved the way forward for the long-awaited roughly $600 million Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project. Further, Act 89 also increased the decades-old Prevailing Wage Law threshold for local transportation projects (those funded by local governments) from $25,000 to $100,000.
Fred supports making the middle class tax cuts permanent, investing in workforce development programs and career and technical education, and rolling back excessive regulations so that businesses can grow and hire workers.