EMC Precision Machining, a longtime PMPA member, was a stop on President Barack Obama’s tour of Northeast Ohio on January 22. The visit was made prior to his Town Hall Meeting at Lorain County Community College.
President Obama met with EMC Precision Machining’s CEO Jeffrey B. Ohlemacher and President Bradley R. Ohlemacher before touring the facility and meeting many of the 44 full-time employees.
EMC Precision Machining, located in Elyria, Ohio, is a fourth-generation, family-owned company that produces complex precision metal components for a diverse group of global customers. The 85-year-young enterprise has weathered the economic storm by continuing to invest in its people, systems and assets, all while keeping its focus on the urgent machining needs of its customers.
EMC produces precision machined products for a range of applications — from putting glue on cereal boxes to critical hydraulics systems in helicopters. The company’s customers are in the industrial equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, transportation, medical, aerospace and agricultural markets.
In a letter to EMC customers, the Ohlemachers said they discussed their high-performance business with President Obama, along with the needs of small business in today’s challenging economy. “We hope that our efforts furthered the cause of small business and American manufacturing today,” they wrote.
I am glad the President got to see first-hand how the people who make things, make things. I’m also glad the Ohlemachers and the employees of EMC Precision Machining were able to connect with President Obama. They shared with him how their experience with continuous education and training, staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and investing in priorities has kept their company competitive despite difficult times.
That’s a message to take back to Washington.