FINDLAY, OH—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded the opening of Hamlet Protein in Findlay. Hamlet Protein manufactures feed for livestock and will begin with a workforce of approximately 25 employees. Brown’s Northwest Ohio representative attended today’s grand opening ceremony.
“In Ohio, one out of every seven jobs is tied to agriculture—so it’s no surprise that Hamlet Protein chose our state as the location of its first American facility,” Brown said. “Our state, with its quality raw materials and a workforce that is second to none, was the obvious choice for Hamlet Protein to locate. I am proud to welcome the company to Northwest Ohio and look forward to their continued success right here in Ohio.”
As the first Ohioan in more than 40 years to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Brown has held more 200 roundtables throughout the state. This year he has traveled throughout the state as part of his ‘Grown in Ohio’ listening tour to get input from Ohio farmers as the Senate considers the 2012 Farm Bill. During the authorization of the 2008 Farm Bill, Brown traveled around the state to listen to Ohio’s farmers and take their ideas to Washington. Brown helped secure six major provisions that will improve and reform the farm safety net, support rural communities, promote renewable energy, encourage healthy diets, and protect natural resources.