With Focus on Jobs, Portman Visits GE Aviation Engine Test Facility in Peebles

August 10, 2017 | Press Releases

PEEBLES, OH  U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the GE Aviation Engine Test Facility in Peebles, Ohio, a 7,000-acre facility with 400 employees. Portman toured the facility to learn first-hand what GE Aviation has done to improve the historic aviation site’s research and development, jet engine testing capabilities, and manufacturing operations. Portman discussed trade and the importance of leveling the playing field for Ohio’s manufacturers and steel workers as well as his work to enact tax and regulatory reform to help create jobs and boost wages.

Before they hit the skies, every GE commercial engine comes through Peebles. Ohio has a long and proud aviation history, and I got to see firsthand today at GE Aviation’s Test Engine Facility how Ohio workers are building on that legacy by preparing the world’s best engines to take flight,” said Senator Portman. “It was helpful for me to hear about the impact public policies are having on this plant and its workers; what happens in Washington affects Ohio manufacturers like those I met today. I’m working to get our economy going better so companies like GE Aviation can grow more and invest even more in this community. By focusing on pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory reform that will create more jobs and increase wages, and ensuring that businesses like this one have a level playing field, I believe Congress can help create a better environment in which these workers can thrive. I look forward to continuing to work for them and their families."

Photos of the event can be found below and here.