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Congressman Boehner to Host Ohio Job Creators at the State of the Union

Jan 28, 2014


Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester), a former small business owner, today announced that his guests for the State of the Union will include employers in his district who say the president’s health care law is making it harder for them to hire. 

Congressman Boehner's guests tonight will include:

Joe Brown, President and CEO of Hartzell Propeller in Piqua, OH | Joe is the president and CEO of Hartzell Propellers, one of the largest employers in Miami County.  Located in Piqua, OH, Hartzell Propellers is a global leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology, maintaining 75 percent of the world’s market in airplane propellers.  Joe’s business is feeling the negative effects of the president’s health care law, and his company would directly benefit from important trade expansion legislation that the Speaker has touted.

Wayne Deschambeau, President of Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, OH | Mr. Deschambeau is the president of Wayne HealthCare, an award-winning hospital that serves the people of Darke County, which is located in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.  The nearly 100-year-old hospital prides itself on quality medicine and personal care.  Wayne HealthCare is feeling the negative effects of ObamaCare from a hospital and management perspective. 

Laura Doerger-Roberts, President of Vinylmax Windows in Hamilton, OH | Vinylmax Windows is a family-run business located in Hamilton, OH, where small business owner Laura Doerger-Roberts employs roughly 100 people.  Since 1982, Vinylmax Windows has focused on providing quality products in a timely fashion to its customers.  After touring Vinylmax last year, Congressman Boehner learned that Laura’s health insurance costs were expected to increase under the president’s health care law – Laura later learned that those costs would include a 32 percent increase in her premiums for 2014. 

Scott Ellsworth, President of Tipco Punch Co. in Hamilton, OH | One of Congressman Boehner’s constituents, Scott is active with Business Leaders United – a business group founded by the National Skills Coalition – and is focused on training individuals to fill high-need jobs in the manufacturing industry.  He collaborates with community colleges in establishing industry standards for training programs.   Leaders like Scott are showing how improving our job-training programs – an approach taken in the House-passed SKILLS Act – is critical to empowering workers and fostering opportunity.

David Lippert, President of Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Company in Hamilton, OH | Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Company’s is a family-owned business in Hamilton, OH, that manufactures heavy duty industrial casters, stainless steel casters, pneumatic casters, caster wheels and polyurethane wheels.  As the company’s fifth president, David employs 72 people in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, but he is unable to grow his business to its full potential due to the president’s health care law.

“In addition to running businesses located in my district, most of these men and women have one important thing in common: the president’s health care law is making it harder for them to hire,” Congressman Boehner said.  “They represent the countless number of small business owners in this country who are struggling, and having run a small business, I know where they are coming from.  Their presence at the State of the Union is one way to help ensure their stories are told.”

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