Skip to comments.Obama to tout U.S. economic recovery in Ohio steel mill visit
Posted on 11/14/2013 4:45:14 AM PST by lbryce
President Barack Obama is set to tout the U.S. economic recovery during a visit to an Ohio steel mill on Thursday even as he faces more questions about the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare law.
Obama will talk about the recovery of the U.S. auto industry, the energy benefits of auto fuel-efficiency standards, and the attractiveness of the United States for foreign investment when he visits the ArcelorMittal Cleveland facility, the White House said.
The company has brought back workers furloughed in 2008 during the U.S. recession and has added 150 new jobs, the White House said in a statement.
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Ohio still has a steel mill?
Seriously. Professional mental-health help. NOW.
Obama’s favorite subjects seem to be things that don’t exist in the real world, anthropogenic global warming, ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN THE USA etc. If this country is becoming attractive to foreign investors it can only be because of lower labor costs, the dollar is losing its value so what used to be a comfortable middle class income not so long ago is now a path to destitution and we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Another “pivot to the economy.”
Wonder how many jobs this pivot will cost taxpayers?
The hypocrite-in-chief should take a short jog to Cleveland’s east side, where the unemployment rate is dismal and to the neighborhoods like those of Anthony Sowell and Ariel Castro where civilization has broken down. Or maybe a public school that met 0% of the state standards. These are the places where he is so popular that Romney didn’t even bother campaigning, because of Obama’s 100% support there.
Ugh...thanks for posting this. It reminded me to stay away from the airport today. Time to use all the back roads to avoid the Presidential parade.
Biden was here just last week to fund raise and dang I got stuck in that cross traffic too. Nothing like sitting on Route 237 watching a bunch of regime cars drive by.
prayed the Rosary for our Nation while I waited.
At least until BHO's visit. Needless to say that whatever he visits to tout in the private sector is doomed.
Very few, with exception of the true believer sycophants and psychos believe a word this POS says anymore. The comments after the article tell a lot.
He needs to quit wasting money traveling around on the jet. Do what he does best. Lie and loaf around.
Don't you worry. The EPA is scheduled to visit tomorrow.
Incredible liar... just look at GM’s latest financials and throw a copy of it straight into that scrotum pounded face of his!
What a great company...
Shouldn’t he be doing this speech in Detroit?
PRay America is Waking Up
Thankfully, he has Obamacare!
339,000 (9,000 MORE than expected) new unemployed might disagree with Obama’s ‘roaring economic recovery’.
At current rates, we are still seeing some 1.3 million new unemployment claims per month.
And that doesn’t even address the ‘under’employed.
Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant
Discussion here Tuesday.
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Vardon
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:48:04 AM by KeyLargo
Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant
By Joe Vardon
The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:46 AM
Plenty to rip Obama about (1-2% GDP growth is the worst recovery in history is but one example) but UE Claims is not one of them.
That flag is getting pretty tattered.
The country is in the midst of a healthcare crisis he created with D-Day being December 31st for millions of people. So, instead of putting together a “competent” team, rolling up his sleeves and buring the midnight oil to do some problem solving - he hits the campaign trail yet again. Touting his economy? The one where over 24% of young people are unemployed and half the country needs assistance to put food on the table? Truly out of touch.
I believe so. It’s just a few miles south of “downtown” Cleveland. It’s close enough to challenged neighborhoods so that he’ll be able to see them from the limo.
How is he going to spin the terrible economic news that came out at 7:30 this morning from government sources?
Facts are difficult things to spin.
Something was always catching on fire in Cleveland during the 70s.Mayor Ralph Perk’s hair for example.
“Ohio still has a steel mill?”
If this is it, the answer is not for much longer.
I visited the place of my birth and early childhood this summer. (East Cleveland) It was sad to see the public park I had played in as a child completely abandoned, overrun with trash and weeds, road in such bad shape my compact car could barely traverse the decayed asphalt and potholes.
Someone needs to ask him how they’ll be able to keep operating once he shuts down the coal industry.
Cleveland's answer to the recession is interesting. It's to just keep throwing a lot of money into projects building new stuff "downtown". It's in much better shape than the cities such as Detroit and Newark that it used to be compared to, but for much of the lower and middle classes it's a wasteland. It seems as if those parts of the city are going to rot away, and most of the people along with them.
That's my take. And Obama's visit to a steel company that's been taken over by a global megacorporation doesn't address the problems of the black minorities Obama pretends to be part of. JMHO
UPDATE: Steel Seeing Resurgence in Ohio Thanks to Shale OIL and FRACKING
11:11am EST November 5, 2012 by Shawn Bennett email@example.com, Cambridge, Ohio
UPDATE (11/5/2012, 11:00 am ET): As we reported almost a year ago, companies throughout Ohio have seen a new resurgence in the need for steel thanks to the shale development.
Since then, Ohios steel plants have been busy building or retrofitting plants to retool their products for the increased demand due to expanding oil and gas development throughout the United States.
Just today, V&M Star announced they have produced their first tubular steel pipes to be used in oil and gas development. The state-of-the-art mill cost $350 million and will create new 350 jobs. The new mill will have initial production capacity of 350,000 tons of seamless pipe per year.
With the first continuous production achieved on October 26th, V&M Star is on target to begin sales early next year.
This is great news for the citizens of Youngstown, who have been anxiously awaiting the project coming to fruition since it was first announced in 2010. When the project began, V&M was concentrated on Marcellus development in Pennsylvania. Now, with exploration of Ohios own Utica Shale, V&M will also be supplying Ohio-made steel for Ohio energy development.
Original post from November 25th, 2011
Two articles ran this weekend touting the reemergence of the steel industry in Ohio and the thousands of family-supporting jobs it supports in large part thanks to the development of American energy resources from shale. The articles were appropriately titled Republic Steel to add 450 jobs to Lorain as oil and gas exploration booms and TMK Plant Poised for Shale Drilling Boom. Steel has always been an important component of Ohios economy. It is what made the Cleveland area and Ohio River communities thrive during the 20th century until the 70s and 80s when Americas steel industry declined.
Over the past 30 years, Ohio has seen many of its steel jobs moving overseas. Plants have closed in Steubenville, Youngstown, Lorain and Cleveland. Mingo Junction, a town that was built around its steel mill, saw their mill shut down completely in 2008. What is left is a shell of its former self. I recently stopped by Mingo Junction and was taken back by the scene there.
Thankfully shale exploration has helped companies like V&M Star, US Steel, Republic Steel and TMK Steel find a resurgence in their industry. With the exploration of shale in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, Ohios steel plants seem like a natural fit to produce their pipes and fittings.
Steel piping is perhaps the most important component of shale development. Through out exploration it can take over 10,000 feet of steel to reach the shale formation. With over four thousand wells already drilled in Pennsylvania, that is over 40 million feet of piping in just one state.
TMK Steel started its threaded pipe division in May 2010. TMK manufacturers steel fittings and connectors for steel pipes. At that time it ran only a single production line and employed roughly 20 employees. Fast forward to today and they are producing two lines of threaded fitting and connectors with over 70 employees. TMK is even debating installing a third production line due to product demand.
Republic Steel shares a similar story. After shutting down the blast furnace at its Lorain plant in 2008, many did not anticipate Republic making steel there again. Today, Republic is looking to invest 85.2 million dollars in an electric arc furnace to recycle scrap metal back into fresh steel. This investment is estimated to produce over 400 jobs at the plant that was shuttered just a few years ago.
With ongoing shale development Republic may expand even further, Governor Kasich hinted.
Shale development played a major role in the reopening of the plant. As noted in the Plain Dealer article, Mr. Vigil said growth in the oil and gas industry was a major driver for the decision to expand in Lorain. Republic Steel is not the only steel manufacturer expanding in Lorain. In February last year, US Steel announced plans to expand their tubular steel plant. The $95 million investment was heavily based on development of the expanding Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and New York.
Over in Youngstown, V&M Star is a shining example of shales role in expanding the steel industry. V&M Star, North Americas largest producer of seamless tubular products for oil and gas development, are currently looking to expand their operation in Youngstown with the addition of a $650 million seamless pipe mill. The new plant is expected to create 350 jobs.
I would be neglectful if I didnt mention Timkens current contemplation of expansion. Timken has been in Ohio since 1901 and is one the largest employers in Stark County. During recent contract negotiations with their steelworkers union, it was announced that they were considering a $225 million expansion to one of their steel plants.
It is the shale underneath our feet that ultimately is reviving this critical industry and bringing these once lost jobs back to Ohio. Because without shale exploration occurring in Ohio and Pennsylvania these steel jobs may have never happened.
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