Sen. Brown and Cleveland Foundation President and CEO Ronald Richard today marked the one-year anniversary of the Evergreen Laundry Cooperative and discussed a “one-year report card” for the worker-owned cooperative. The new report, prepared by the Cleveland Foundation, outlines the benefits that the laundry and another year-old Evergreen business, Ohio Cooperative Solar, have brought to the Cleveland community after one year of operation. In their first year, the two Evergreen businesses have created nearly 50 new jobs, and they offer those employees a chance at something life-changing: the opportunity to build equity as small-business owners.
Sen. Brown and Representative Tim Ryan (OH-17) visited Industrial Machining & Design Services, Inc. (IMDS) in Youngstown to discuss how strong enforcement of trade laws can help protect Ohio manufacturing jobs.
Sen. Brown visited the Spangler Candy factory in Bryan to tour the facility and meet with workers at the plant.
Sen. Brown visited the SSOE Group in Toledo to present the company with an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce and to discuss efforts to increase Ohio exports. Brown, one of three Democratic Senators appointed to serve on the President’s Export Council, discussed his role on the Council and detailed the National Export Initiative, a five-year plan designed to double American exports.
Sen. Brown visited the largest yogurt production facility in the U.S. in Minster. Brown toured the Dannon facility and met with its workers. Dannon has operated its plant in Minster for more than 40 years and its workers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 19.
Sen. Brown visited the Miamisburg Mound Site to mark the completion of the clean-up process at Mound. Brown has been a strong advocate for cleanup funds at the 305-acre site and led the fight to secure Recovery Act funds to enable the full completion of the site. Brown was joined by business and community leaders to discuss proposals to bring new business tenants to the site.
Sen. Brown visited the GE Lamp plant in Bucyrus on to celebrate a new $60 million investment that will create up to 130 new jobs for Ohioans.