Sears named to Ohio Manufacturing Task ForceWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
State Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.) was named to serve on the 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force in Ohio, announced July 27 by its chairman, Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton).
The task force is designed to facilitate discussion and interaction between Ohio’s manufacturing community, public policy makers and interested parties regarding strategies to improve Ohio’s competitiveness, according to the press release.
Rep. Sears could not be reached for comment at press time.
In addition to Schuring and Sears, the task force will include Vice Chairman Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield), Rep. Christina Hagen (R-Alliance), Rep. Ann Gonzales (R-Westerville), Rep. Denise Driehous (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), Rep. Sean O’Brien (D-Brookfield) and Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood).
The task force will hold the first hearing Aug. 9 at the Timken Co. in Canton and the second hearing will be held Sept. 27 at Owens-Illinois in Perrysburg. Additional hearings are scheduled for Oct. 11 in Springfield, Oct. 18 in Circleville and Nov. 15 in Columbus.
Each session will begin with a tour of a local manufacturing facility for task force members starting at 10 a.m. Hearings will commence at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 5.
An emphasis on a specific aspect of manufacturing in Ohio will be made at each location with the goal of showcasing its diversity and importance to the state.
The hearings will include prepared presentations from manufacturing experts from across Ohio and the U.S. Time will be made available for the public to offer comments.