Company highlighted during Obama's speech looking for fed. help
MILWAUKEE -- One of the local businesses President Barack Obama highlighted during his visit to Master Lock in Milwaukee Wednesday was Diamond Precision Products in northwest Milwaukee. Obama said the company is growing, but the company's president says the federal government has done little to help him, and the company is looking for workers!
Diamond Precision Products Owner Bryan Weiss says he appreciates Obama's comments regarding his company Wednesday, but says he needs to see some federal help with job training.
Diamond Precision Products is a precision machine shop opened just a few months ago. The facility in northwest Milwaukee is the company's second Wisconsin facility. The other plant is located in Johnson Creek. "At this facility, we probably run 25 different part numbers. We've gone from about 55 employees to up over 120," Weiss said. Weiss says business is booming and almost all that are hired work manufacturing jobs.
The growth the company has seen led to Obama's praise Wednesday. "A company that is growing because its customers are choosing American-made products, instead of suppliers from China," Obama said.
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