In Paulding County, Portman Tours Haviland Companies, Meets with Leadership & Employees

Portman Holds Discussion on the Economy & Manufacturing in Ohio

September 4, 2019 | Press Releases

HAVILAND, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), toured Haviland Companies, a company that produces nursery containers using recycled plastics for the horticulture industry all across North America and abroad. Following the tour, Portman met with the company’s leadership and employees to discuss the economy and manufacturing in Ohio.  

“I enjoyed the opportunity to tour Haviland Plastics today and meet with its leadership team and employees to discuss the economy and manufacturing in Ohio,” said Portman. “I will continue my work on the federal level to make sure that Washington is an effective partner with local communities in providing Ohioans with the skills training they need to succeed. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with employers and working to create an environment where families and small businesses succeed and flourish.”   

Portman has consistently worked to help strengthen the economy.  He played a significant role in crafting the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December of 2018 and is making a difference for the middle class by creating more jobs, boosting wages for American workers, and spurring investment in Ohio businesses and their workers. In addition, Portman has taken the lead to address the skills gap by authoring the JOBS Act, bipartisan legislation to make high-quality and rigorous short-term job training programs more affordable by expanding access to Pell Grants for low-income students. President Trump included the JOBS Act in his FY 2020 budget request and Portman is working to include this measure in broader legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year. 

Photos from the visit are below: