Op-Ed: Supporting Ohio Manufacturers And American Jobs With President Trump


President Trump’s actions show that meaningful workforce development in Ohio and across America is possible, even during the midst of our current economic crisis due to COVID-19. Despite the challenges Ohioans and Americans are facing in this time, President Trump’s continued support of American jobs is producing great results.

Thursday, President Trump will visit a Whirlpool Corporation manufacturing plant in Clyde, Ohio. This will be the President’s sixteenth trip to Ohio, and the President will discuss his Administration’s successful efforts to revive and support our nation’s resurgent manufacturing industry.

Here in Ohio, we are very proud of all of our businesses, including our manufacturers. The Whirlpool facility in Clyde employs over 3,000 individuals, and has around 10,000 employees across Ohio. The Clyde Whirlpool facility is also the largest washer manufacturing plant in the world.

In 2018, President Trump decided to provide targeted relief to U.S. manufacturers negatively affected by surging imports of washing machines and solar products. This particular move allowed Whirlpool to hire 200 additional full-time workers at the Clyde location, and Whirlpool applauded the Administration’s efforts as “a victory for American workers and consumers alike.”

As President Trump renews our focus on American-made products, we know the huge benefit that Ohio manufacturing companies provide to our communities. At the state level, I look forward to continuing to push legislation that supports American workers and creates jobs right here in our great state of Ohio.

Welcome to Ohio, President Trump. We are thrilled to have you here moving forward on workforce development during this crucial time.

State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) is currently serving her first term as a state representative. She represents the 80th Ohio House District, which encompasses Miami County and a portion of Darke County. Powell serves as Vice Chair to the Economic and Workforce Development and has introduced legislation regarding license reciprocity, apprenticeship programs, crowdfunding and other workforce bills. 

*original Op-Ed released here: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/jena-powell/press/op-ed-supporting-ohio-manufacturers-and-american-jobs-with-president-trump

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