WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded Detroit Manufacturing Systems’ groundbreaking on a new plant in Toledo.
“Detroit Manufacturing System’s investment in Toledo is a testament to northwest Ohio’s productive and skilled workers,” said Brown. “This new plant will support hundreds of jobs and continue Toledo’s rich tradition of auto industry manufacturing.”
According to a 2015 study by the Center for Automotive Research, more than 629,000 Ohio jobs depend on the auto industry. A 2011 study by the Center for Automotive Research found that 164,654 jobs in 2009 would have been lost in Ohio if the auto industry had not been rescued.
Brown has long been a champion of American manufacturing and Ohio’s auto industry. In November 2008, he introduced the Auto Industry Emergency Bridge Loan Act with a bipartisan group of colleagues. In December 2008, Brown fought to ensure that funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) were allocated to aid the Big 3 and American auto suppliers. At the start of 2009, Brown applauded President Obama’s decision to advance restructuring plans to ensure the viability of the American auto industry.