"Made in Ohio" Auto Industry Tour makes stop in Lima
April 24, 2012 -
The auto industry crisis is well into recovery but the scars it left behind are still fresh in many minds.
On Tuesday a Lima Ford employee shared her story during a "Made in Ohio" Auto Industry Tour by the Obama for America campaign.
Local auto industry leaders gathered in support of President Obama's decision to step in and offer federal money to bailout the American auto industry.
Deanna Bowersock was employed at the Lima engine plant in support services when she found herself unemployed for 8 months.
She eventually was able to transfer to a plant in Sandusky for a year before getting back into the Lima plant.
Lima Troy Cap Council president Larry Donaldson says that even though Ford did not take any of the federal bail out money, their success still depended on the auto supply companies that could have shut down due to the auto crisis.
That is why the Obama for America campaign is making it's way across the buckeye state.
Lima was the kick off of the "Made in Ohio" Auto Industry Tour which also made a stop in Perrysburg Tuesday afternoon and will continue across the state in the coming days.