Thursday, March 21, 2019

President Trump Touts Manufacturing Growth at Lima Tank Plant

President Trump Touts Manufacturing Growth at Lima Tank Plant

“Donald Trump made the 10th visit of his presidency to Ohio on Wednesday to showcase manufacturing growth at a Lima tank plant and announce 400 more jobs coming to the plant”—the last American tank factory in operation, Max Filby reports for Dayton Daily News. The plant’s workforce had declined to around 75 people after the Obama Administration’s attempts to shutter it. Soon, it will employ about 1,000.

“It really pumps you up to hear the commander-in-chief say what a good job you’re doing,” one employee said. “It’s a lot better [at the plant] now than it was a few years ago.”

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