|Mr. John Ryan, a representative from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office delivers a speech to the audience.|
The Road Connection travelled east to participate in a string of open houses at equipment dealer locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. The Road Connection stopped at Mine Equipment & Design in Harrison, Ohio on Sept. 7.
The open house at Mine Equipment & Design included networking opportunities, a number of presentations from keynote speakers, and a luncheon provided by the southwestern Ohio-based equipment dealer.
In attendance were a number of politicians in support of investing in U.S. infrastructure, including a representative from Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office, a representative from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, and two Ohio senators; Senator Bill Coley (R) and Senator Bill Seitz (R).
The representative from Sen. Brown’s office, John Ryan shared the Senator’s feelings on infrastructure during his speech. “This is such an important issue to support,” explained Mr. Ryan. Although his remarks were generally positive, Ryan also echoed the message of The Road Connection that lawmakers should be able to do better. “We used to be able to pass a 5-year bill. We need to get back to those days,” said Ryan.
In his speech, Sen. Seitz explained his position on infrastructure. “Not only does [investing in infrastructure] produce jobs now, it creates an asset that is serviceable for generations,” he said.
The Road Connection now heads to Murrysville Machinery in Pennsylvania for an open house on Sept. 10.
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