JACKSON CENTER, OH – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Airstream Factory in Shelby County. In addition to meeting with workers and company leadership, he toured the plant, which manufactures recreational vehicles, including the “silver bullet” travel trailer. 

“Airstream is not just an iconic American company, it is critical to our state’s economy,” Brown said. “Manufacturing jobs have the strongest multiplier effect of any industry and 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.”

"We’re honored that Senator Brown was able to visit and see firsthand the evidence of our growth and increased employment in Ohio.” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream, Inc. 

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.