“UPM is proud to help transform the world by providing specialty metals and services to innovative companies,” depending on the position.
United Performance Metals is a global company headquartered in Hamilton and a center for specialty metals solutions. It offers a range of high performance metals and alloys, processing services, approvals and supply chain solutions.
Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith said the city welcomes the presidential visit, the first visit to Ohio since Biden stopped in Lorain in February when he announced a $1 investment. billion dollars in the Great Lakes through legislation. Biden last visited Cincinnati in July 2021 when he led a town hall hosted by Mount St. Joseph University at Delhi Twp. where he addressed several topics, including infrastructure, bridges, the pandemic and gun violence.
“We appreciate President Biden’s visit and recognize Hamilton’s diverse advanced manufacturing base, as well as our importance in the national supply chain,” Smith said. “We hope that visits like these will inspire the federal government to re-evaluate regulatory hurdles and encourage companies to consider relocation or offshoring opportunities.”
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Bates hopes Biden’s visit will both spur new interest in the city and provide affirmation to existing businesses that they made the right decision. to settle there.
“Since it’s a presidential visit, it’s going to be everywhere,” Bates said. “It’s always amazing how the city or the chamber will get calls after something like this saying, ‘I didn’t know Hamilton was doing this? or “I didn’t know Hamilton had these kinds of opportunities?”
Hamilton has a host of manufacturers including Saica Pack, iMFLUX, Vinylmax, Hamilton Precision, Dynamat and thyssenkrupp Bilstein.
“People don’t realize what a leader Ohio is in technology and manufacturing, and Southwest Ohio in particular. I think people in Hamilton have no idea how important advanced technology and manufacturing is here,” Bates said. “And I think that’s recognition that we’re a leader in this industry.”
Ohio regularly appears in top 10 lists related to the manufacturing industry.
Global Trade, a publication for American companies doing business around the world, said Buckeye State “has a long history of manufacturing and a skilled workforce to put its money in its mouth.” The industry magazine said Ohio is the third-largest state for any type of manufacturing.
“It’s this reputation for excellence along with the state’s strong manufacturing-friendly business climate that has earned Ohio significant investments in technology-driven manufacturing,” according to the publication.
Mitch Rhodus, the mayor of neighboring Fairfield, will also meet with Biden on Friday and believes the visit will have a ripple effect on Fairfield and other surrounding communities.
“I think it’s exciting to have a sitting president in your community touring the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world,” he said. “It’s an exciting time when you have the president in your community, whatever it’s for.”
Butler County GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall said he finds it “ironic and very satisfying that a liberal Democratic president who oversees one of the worst economies in our nation’s history is coming to Butler County. Very conservative, Republican-controlled Butler to see how well we do things. here. Maybe President Biden can learn a thing or two from us. »
In the first quarter of 2022, there was a slowdown in the US economy, according to CBSNews.com. However, the news agency reports that economists expect second-quarter GDP to rise 2.9%, citing FactSet. Economists expect 3.3% growth for all of 2022.
Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairman Brian Hester said Biden’s infrastructure plan “is leading to a renaissance in American manufacturing where companies can base their supply chains on businesses in Hamilton in place of factories in China”.
“This week, Rep. (US Senate candidate) Tim Ryan kicked off his campaign with a visit to Butler Tech. President Biden, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Tim Ryan know our economy is stronger when more products can be stamped “Made in the USA.”