CHAGRIN FALLS, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Naturepedic in Chagrin Falls today. In addition to meeting with workers and company leadership, he toured the plant, which manufactures certified organic mattresses for adults and children.

“Manufacturing facilities like Naturepedic are cornerstones of our economy,” Brown said. “Not only do manufacturing jobs have the strongest multiplier effect of any industry, we see innovation happening on the floors of factories here and across Ohio – helping to move our economy forward. That’s why I’m working every day to ensure that ideas developed in the U.S. will also be made in the U.S.”

Brown is a strong supporter of American manufacturing. In December 2014, Brown’s manufacturing jobs legislation to create the first-ever national network of manufacturing hubs was signed into law. Cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) will establish a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and create thousands of high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs while enhancing the United States’ role as the world’s leader in advanced manufacturing.