Ron Johnson launched his statewide Manufacturers for RonJon today at TEAM Industries, Inc. in Kaukauna, where he met with members of the statewide coalition and discussed the challenges facing manufacturers. The coalition has more than 100 members statewide and 12 members on the leadership team who will advise Ron on manufacturing issues and help mobilize voters to further strengthen the best-in-the-nation ground game built by Wisconsin Republicans.
Ron Johnson said: “As a manufacturer from Oshkosh, I know how important manufacturing is to Wisconsin’s economy, and the challenges these companies face. Our manufacturers coalition further strengthens our world-class ground game, and they will recruit more Wisconsinites who are ready to get Washington out of the way so we can encourage good jobs and economic growth. I look forward to working with them to make Wisconsin stronger by exporting our products – not our jobs.”
Kurt Bauer, President and CEO for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, said: “We’re fortunate to have Ron Johnson as one of the nation’s few manufacturers, not only in the U.S. Senate but in the entire Congress. Ron knows how to create and retain family-supporting jobs because he’s done it as a successful manufacturer. His common sense approach to spending, regulation and tax reform serve as an important voice for Wisconsin families.”
- Ron Johnson is a manufacturer from Oshkosh with a record of creating good-paying jobs. He helped start PACUR – a manufacturing company that exports plastic, not Wisconsin jobs.
- The coalition leadership team will advise Ron on the economic, tax, and regulatory issues affecting manufacturers in Wisconsin. They will also help mobilize their fellow manufacturers to join the best-in-the-nation ground game built by Ron and Wisconsin Republicans.
- The statewide Manufacturers Coalition continues Ron’s work of fighting for a stronger economy and more opportunity for Wisconsin’s workers. Last week, Ron launched his statewide Small Business Coalition in Schofield, where he was endorsed by 350 small business leaders.
- Earlier this year, Ron was endorsed by the NFIB and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The following will serve on the Manufacturers Coalition leadership team:
Richard Bartosic, Alpha Prime, Menasha
Bob Coglianese, Blended Waxes, Oshkosh
Kevin Fredrick, Velocity Machine, Green Bay
Jim Fring, G3 Industries, Mosinee
Jeff Seibold, Lakeside Plastics, Oshkosh
Keith Danielski, American Custom Metal Fabricating, Green Bay
Mark Johnson Jr., Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Rice Lake
Denny Volbrecht, Midwest Manufacturing, Eau Claire
Rick Diermeier, L.B. White, Onalaska
Mike Graf, Letterhead Press, New Berlin
Tony Birrittieri, Petersen Products, Fredonia
Jon Viestenz, TEAM Industries, Inc., Kaukauna