01.06.15

Senator Gary Peters Statement on President Obama Visit to Michigan Auto Plant

Peters Joined President at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Gary Peters accompanied President Obama on his visit to the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, which manufactures the world’s top-selling vehicle – the Ford Focus – and employs more than 5,000 American workers. Senator Peters released the following statement on the President’s visit:

“The resurgence of Michigan’s auto industry is a true American success story and a real bright spot in our country’s economic recovery, and it is fitting that the President chose Michigan to highlight America’s recent success in the manufacturing sector. The auto rescue, which I strongly supported, saved millions of jobs, and Michigan’s auto and manufacturing industries have come roaring back with nearly 17 million vehicles sold in 2014 and 133,000 manufacturing jobs added in our state since 2009. As a result of the auto rescue, GM and Chrysler, along with Ford and the auto suppliers that support them, have continued to add new jobs and invest in their U.S. facilities. In the Senate, I will continue fighting to ensure Michigan and the U.S. remain a leading force for manufacturing innovation to create jobs and strengthen our middle class.”

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