Joshua Morrison/News Stephen Johnson, Chesterville, talks with Senator Rob Portman about the increases in his paycheck following recent tax reform.
Joshua Morrison/News Ariel CEO and President Karen Buchwald Wright listens as Sen. Portman continues his conversation with Ariel employees.


MOUNT VERNON — Senator Rob Portman stopped by Ariel Corp. Friday on his Results for the Middle-class Tax Reform Tour.

Portman said Friday was his fourth time visiting Ariel and explained that he appreciates seeing the company and how they have grown. During his visit, Portman spoke with Ariel employees and management and even took a minute to speak with Jim Buchwald about riding bikes, his great-grandchildren and the success of the company.

His visit was focused on Ariel’s utilization of the money it has saved as a result of recent tax reforms which Ariel CEO and President Karen Buchwald Wright has stated will come in the form of wage increases and expanded benefits for employees as well as “reinvesting in the business” and increased manufacturing capabilities.

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Callan Pugh: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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