CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the General Tool Company in Cincinnati. General Tool has grown from a small job shop to a full-service contract manufacturing business supporting numerous aerospace, defense, power generation, and commercial industries’ needs for specialty machines, equipment, and components. They employ more than 200 highly-skilled craft workers and professionals. Portman met with company leadership, toured the facilities, and hosted an employee town hall meeting, where he discussed jobs, the economy, career and technical education, and a host of other issues.

It was inspiring to visit the General Tool Company today to meet with workers who are producing high-quality, cutting-edge products and equipment right here in Cincinnati. This family-owned small business employs more than 200 highly-skilled workers who build equipment such as launch pads for aircraft carriers that helps our men and women in uniform perform their mission,” said Portman. “I’m working to improve our economy so companies like this one can grow and invest more in their community. By keeping regulations under control, fixing our broken tax system, getting health care costs down, making sure trade is fair, and implementing good skills training like career and technical education, companies like this will continue to thrive. I’ll take their thoughts and concerns back to Washington with me as I continue to work to create jobs, boost wages, and give our economy a shot in the arm.”

Portman’s top priority in the Senate continues to be boosting Ohio jobs and the economy. In recent interviews, Portman has described the urgent need to simplify our tax code and reform our burdensome regulatory system to encourage more job creation and investment in America. He recently introduced bipartisan legislation – the Regulatory Accountability Act – designed to make federal regulations smarter and more effective so they can better support businesses, families, and jobs. Portman, who earlier this month visited Cincinnati Crane & Hoist, has been named a “Hero of Main Street” and “Fiscal Hero” for his work on these issues. 

Photos of the event can be found below and here.