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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — If you’ve gone to school, a ballgame, or rode a city bus, you’ve probably sat on an American Seating product.
The company is marking it’s 126th year in business, and is as committed to staying in west Michigan as ever.
GRAND RAPIDS – For West Michigan, manufacturing is a crucial part of the local economy. The role manufacturing will play in putting the economic recession in the nation’s rearview, said Vice President Joe Biden, rests in the ability of companies to bring jobs back to the U.S.
About 120 employees at American Seating Co. logged at least two hours each over two happily chaotic days to prepare for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the manufacturer’s west side Grand Rapids plant last week.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke in Grand Rapids on Wednesday of the resurgence of American manufacturing.
On Wednesday morning, January 31, Vice President Joe Biden visited Grand Rapids for the second time in less than six months. He gave a roughly 45-minute talk at the American Seating Company on the city’s northwest side. Biden praised the manufacturing company, which he said, “did not budge on outsourcing.”
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Vice President Joe Biden is in Grand Rapids this morning to talk about manufacturing.
The vice president spoke at American Seating. The company makes seats for places like buses, trains, stadiums and arenas.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)— Vice President Biden was in Grand Rapids Wednesday to show how a local company is succeeding while keeping manufacturing jobs here at home.
American Seating has been in Grand Rapids for 125 years. It makes seats for schools, courtrooms, buses, and ballparks. Vice President Biden thought the company would be the perfect back drop for his speech on bringing manufacturing jobs back to America.
GRAND RAPIDS – About 200 American Seating Co. employees, many joined by family members, are waiting inside a company plant on Seward Avenue NW to see and hear Vice President Joe Biden later this morning.
Biden is scheduled to speak about helping to “bring manufacturing back to America by eliminating incentives to ship jobs overseas and offering tax credits for insourcing,” according to the company.
GRAND RAPIDS – Vice President Joe Biden promised about 300 American Seating Co. workers and local dignitaries that manufacturing will lead the United States back into the forefront of world economies.
GRAND RAPIDS – American Seating Co. executive David McLaughlin had a premonition about Vice President Joe Biden’s plans to visit this Wednesday as he listened to President Barack Obama’s ringing endorsement of American manufacturing in last week’s State of the Union address.
“Once I heard the State of the Union speech, I said to my wife, ‘Uh oh. I think we’re going to get visitors,’” said the company’s vice president and sales manager with a chuckle.