Vice President Mike Pence visited Fairfield County earlier this week to lead a groundbreaking ceremony for OMA member and auto supplier Magna Seating. The $60 million manufacturing facility near Lancaster will provide an estimated 300 jobs by 2021. It will be Magna’s fifth manufacturing plant in Ohio.
Speaking to more than 300 attendees, the vice president focused on the need for Congress to approve the USMCA trade deal yet this year. The NAFTA replacement would encourage more goods and materials to be manufactured in the U.S., he said. Canada and Mexico buy more manufactured goods from Ohio than the rest of the world combined. As of 2017, Ohio’s top export to both those countries was transportation equipment, totaling nearly $8 billion. 7/30/2019
Taking part in this week’s groundbreaking for Magna Seating’s new facility near Lancaster were (from left) U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, Magna CEO Don Walker, Vice President Mike Pence, and Acting Director of the U.S. Labor Department Patrick Pizzella. (Photo credit: Magna)