Brown: Saving auto industry saves Ohio jobs

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Brown: Saving auto industry saves Ohio jobs

News Democrat – The auto rescue was not solely about stabilizing the Big 3 auto companies – Chrysler, GM, and Ford – it was intended to provide a vital life-line to workers in Defiance who manufacture engine blocks and Tiffin workers who build transmissions.

Ohio is second only to Michigan when it comes to supplying auto companies with the tools needed to build cars and trucks. Cars like General Motors’ Chevy Cruze and Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler aren’t just assembled in Ohio; they’re also made with parts manufactured in Ohio.

That’s why I refused to give up on the auto suppliers in Akron, car dealers in Canton, and machinists in Medina when faced with the choice to either save America’s auto industry or allow it to sputter to a stop.

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