KENTON, OH Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited International Paper and Food Services in Kenton, Ohio to meet with company leadership, tour their facilities, and hold a town hall with its employees.  Portman helped with the expansion of this facility and visited the plant in 2014.

“Since I last visited International Paper in Kenton in 2014, they have expanded and added more than 100 jobs. I am proud of the role I played in making that expansion a reality, but frankly, it is Ohio’s highly skilled workers that attracted such an investment. After meeting with the workers here, it is easy to see why companies would decide to invest in them,” said Portman. “During our employee town hall, we discussed issues concerning them such as the opioid crisis, health care and jobs. One message I heard loud and clear today was that, despite some good recent economic news, expenses continue to rise. These workers deserve relief and a strong economy that enables them and every American to live out their God-given potential. By enacting much-need tax reform, and passing my bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act, Congress can take meaningful steps to create jobs, boost wages, and innovate here in America. I am optimistic that we can get this done.”

Following are photos of today’s event:

###