Senator Rob Portman to visit Portage County Friday

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman will travel to Northeast Ohio Friday, making two Portage County.

Portman plans to tour AlphaMicron in Kent and also will visit Northeast Ohio Medical University. While in the area, he also will visit Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. in Youngstown.

"Northeast Ohio is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, from the manufacturers at Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. whose compressors have enhanced natural gas exploration, to the scientists at AlphaMicron who revolutionized eyewear to protect our Armed Services in combat, to the educators at NEOMED who have ensured that Ohio's medical professionals are well-equipped to treat the local community," Portman said. "As these technologies continue to progress and develop, they will solidify Ohio's position at the center of technological advancement while creating more opportunities for Ohio's workforce and making America a leader in innovation."

Portman's visit to Northeast Ohio will start at 1 p.m. with a tour of Dearing Compressor & Pump company in Youngstown.

He will visit AlphaMicron at 3:30 p.m., where he will attend a liquid crystal technology roundtable and tour the facility. At 5 p.m., he will tour NEOMED.

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