Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Lincoln Electric

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Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Lincoln Electric

WTAM 1100 – Senator Sherrod Brown visited Lincoln Electric Tuesday to tour the facility and meet with workers.

Lincoln Electric is a global welding company headquartered in Euclid.

Brown is working with the Obama administration on the creation of a national manufacturing policy and has outlined six key areas of focus to invest in the manufacturing industry:

• Creating a business climate, through tax and health care policies, favorable to investment in manufacturing;

• Investing in the manufacturing capacity for national priorities such as clean energy, infrastructure, and critical military equipment;

• Strengthening our component supply chains through the manufacturing extension partnership (MEP);

• Matching dislocated workers with emerging industries through sector-based workforce training strategies;

• Making the research and development tax credit permanent to lend predictability to this crucial incentive for manufacturing innovation;

• Promoting exports and defending against unfair trade.

While at the plant, Brown also had a chance to see the wind turbine on the property assembled by workers that’s one of the largest in North America. It helps power the company.

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