Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson met with company leaders and employees at AEM member HUSCO International on Tuesday to discuss policy changes needed to strengthen manufacturing in the state. 

Johnson met with HUSCO Executive Chairman Gus Ramirez and the company’s leadership team before embarking on a facility tour led by Ramirez and HUSCO Automotive President Todd Zakreski. The senator, who had a background in plastics manufacturing before seeking office, had a chance to witness the state-of-the-art technology at work on HUSCO’s factory floor. 

“After 31 years as a manufacturer, I always feel at home on a shop floor. I thank HUSCO for the chance to visit a great Wisconsin company and to talk with its outstanding employees,” Johnson said. 

The first-term senator addressed about 100 employees at HUSCO's facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin before taking questions about issues that mattered to the employees and the entire manufacturing industry. They also discussed the state of the presidential campaign. 

“Manufacturing is a central part of Wisconsin’s economy, and Wisconsin’s manufacturers supply what customers around the world need while providing great careers for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites,” Johnson said. “However, stronger economic growth is the number one component to our nation’s fiscal problems, and it is crucial to ensuring the success of Wisconsin manufacturing. It will require unleashing our economy through a more competitive tax code and a reined-in regulatory system.”