In Jackson Heart, Portman Visits Airstream, Leads Roundtable Dialogue on Significance of Exploring the Open air and Selling Conservation


October 5, 2022


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JACKSON CENTER, OH – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited Airstream, maker of the iconic “Silver Bullet” travel trailer and the world’s longest-established recreational vehicle manufacturer, at its Jackson Center headquarters. During the visit, Senator Portman was given a tour of the company’s recently expanded factory floor and new Heritage Center Museum.

After the tour, Senator Portman led a panel discussion on the importance of outdoor recreation and conservation. As co-chair of the International Conservation Caucus, co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and vice-chair of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, Portman has played a leading Senate role in protecting our natural resources and wildlife both at home and abroad . With Airstream leadership, local officials, representatives from Dayton-area national parks and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, Portman discussed his Restore Our Parks Act, which helps fund deferred maintenance projects in national parks in Ohio and across the country, and its bipartisan JOBS Act legislation he is working on to provide Pell Grant funding for in-demand, short-term certificates that provide manufacturers like Airstream with a better educated and skilled workforce.

“Thank you to the people at Airstream for giving us a tour of their expanded factory floor and museum. Airstream is at the forefront of innovation and has brought Americans across the country to enjoy the great outdoors with the iconic Silver Bullet RV and it has been great to see the continued growth of their manufacturing work firsthand.” said Portman. “During our panel, we talked about the importance of being outdoors and protecting our natural resources for future generations. As an avid nature lover myself, I have always enjoyed Ohio’s great natural resources and have made supporting Ohio’s parks and wildlife a priority in the Senate.”

Pictures from the visit are below: