EAST LIBERTY, OH – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Honda Logistics North America, Inc. and Midwest Express, Inc. facility in Logan County. In addition to meeting with workers and company leadership, he toured the facility, which employs nearly 1,500 workers and manages logistics and handles assembly for Honda of America Manufacturing plants in Ohio while supporting other facilities in North America.
“Manufacturers like Honda 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.”
“We appreciate Senator Brown taking time out of his schedule to visit Honda Logistics North America Inc., and Midwest Express Inc.,” Bob Overbaugh, Midwest Express’ Senior Vice President said. “We encourage efforts that support Ohio's economic development and plan to continue a strong presence in our local communities while contributing to Ohio's overall growth.”
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.