Manufacturing tour stops at First Solar

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Manufacturing tour stops at First Solar

Fox Toldeo – PERRYSBURG, Ohio – The importance of manufacturing – including clean energy – to Ohio's economy was highlighted during a tour of First Solar by members of the U.S. Manufacturing Council, as well as Sen. Sherrod Brown and a Commerce Department official Wednesday afternoon.

The event came on the heels of the council's meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, which Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole

Lamb-Hale led. The meeting marked the first time that the body, which advises the U. S. Secretary of Commerce on manufacturing competitiveness issues, has met in the state. Bruce Sohn, CEO of First solar, is the group's chair.

Area high school and OSU students, who were paired with council members and attended their meeting, also attended the tour.

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