The Joint System Manufacturing Center is learning that a lot of people in positions of power in Washington don't know what they do or are capable of doing.
Task Force Lima met Thursday after a two month summer hiatus to discuss the ongoing funding debate in the nation's capital.
Both the House and Senate have money in 2013 defense bills that would keep Abrams work going into 2014 at the Buckeye Road facility.
The key to getting the word out on the J-S-M-C is bringing decision makers from D.C. to Lima.
The plant has seen more than 50 high profile visits already this year.
That includes top military brass to high level congressional representatives.
This past week the J-S-M-C gave a tour to the top staff members of the Senate Armed Service Committee.
A potential visit by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is off the table right now, especially in light of the fact the White House doesn't want more tank work funded.
The task force has been closely monitoring media coverage of the tank situation, and there has been an uptick in coverage because of the defense spending debate.
If the tank line were to be mothballed, the task force was told what affect it would have on Ohio.
For the Abrams tank alone, there are 78 suppliers just in Ohio.