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.
Sen. Brown attended a forum with African American Ministers at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland. Brown was joined by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Bishop J. Delano Ellis and Pastor Sabrina Ellis hosted the forum, which focused on education, healthcare, housing, the economy, and other issues important to Northeast Ohio.
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Sen. Brown met with U.S. Secretary Eric Shinseki to urge him to place the Veterans Affairs Health Administration (VHA) Archives at the VA Medical Center campus in Dayton.
Sen. Brown traveled to a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Energy by driving a new, battery-powered vehicle electrified through technology made in the Cincinnati area.
Sen. Brown attended the unveiling of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Plaza and statue on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Brown served alongside Tubbs Jones in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2006.
Sen. Brown joined Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to commemorate the one millionth customer served through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC) and to outline ongoing efforts to address the housing crisis. As of mid-August, one million American homeowners have received housing counseling aimed at keeping them in their homes through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC), which began in early 2008.
Sen. Brown celebrated the first Chevrolet Cruze "off the line" at General Motors' Lordstown complex. In February, GM announced that it would add a third shift of workers to build the Cruze, adding 1,200 new jobs as a result.
Sen. Brown visited the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima. Brown was joined by Mark Roualet, the president of General Dynamics Land Systems, the operator of the plant.
Sen. Brown visited the Scioto County Career and Technical Center, a clean energy jobs training site, in Lucasville. The Ohio GROWS (Green and Renewable Opportunities for Workers) project recently received nearly $5 million in new federal funds which will help train workers for jobs in the clean energy industry. Brown toured the facility and spoke with trainees.
Sen. Sherrod Brown and Governor Ted Strickland attended the brick laying at the SunCoke Energy facility in Middletown. Construction began on the project in April 2010 and is expected to be completed in September 2011.
Sen. Brown discussed opportunities for job training and workforce development at Renegade Materials Inc. in Miamisburg. He was joined by community leaders and workers to discuss how Ohio's autoworkers displaced by the recession can retrain and retool for jobs in Ohio's growing manufacturing sectors.