Continues to visit with NFIB members across Ohio
On Monday, March 26, US Senator Rob Portman stopped by Lima Pallet Company to talk with owner Tracie Sanchez and her employees about how the Tax & Jobs Act was making a difference. Lima Pallet has been a member of NFIB since 1992. He also met with additional NFIB members on-site and heard their stories of the positive impact of tax reform, and even got put to work helping to repair a pallet, participating in NFIB’s Small Business Challenge.
Senator Portman helps with pallets at Lima Pallet Company.
Tracie Sanchez detailed how tax reform was working for her company and employees. “Once the tax cuts were announced, we gave our employees a 2% pay increase which has not been done for several years. We also purchased a new machine to dismantle pallets which now allows us to increase our production. We have been wanting to buy this machine for several years but with the tax cuts we have now purchased and will soon have it ready to use. We are hoping to add up to 10 more employees to our team. At the end of last year we were at 48 employees, today we have 53 and as soon as our new equipment is hooked up it will create 6 more jobs.”
“Today at Lima Pallet I again witnessed positive results of the recent tax reform legislation. From pay increases, to investing in equipment, to hiring more employees—the results are real,” said Portman. “I’m excited that we continue to see tangible benefits from tax reform. This is exactly what Congress intended to accomplish and I expect to continue to see results.”
Prior to visiting Lima Pallet, Senator Portman and NFIB/Ohio Vice President and Executive Director spoke at the Lima Rotary Club. If you have a tax reform story to share, please e-mail Andy Patterson in the NFIB/Ohio office at [email protected].
Senator Portman also added this video: