by Dave Rochelson
WASHINGTON (RushPRnews)January 17, 2009— Just a few days before his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama stopped in Bedford Heights, Ohio, to visit the Cardinal Fastener factory there.
In his remarks, President-elect Obama pointed out that the companyâ€™s roots in the country go deepâ€”its bolts appear in both the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridgeâ€”but it now earns half its profits from the manufacture of parts for wind turbines.
â€œIn some ways you canâ€™t think of a more iconic company than Cardinal Fastener,â€ President-elect Obama said. â€œThe story of this copmanyâ€¦is that renewable energy isnâ€™t something pie in the sky. Itâ€™s not part of a far off future. Itâ€™s happening all acorss America right now.â€
Watch the video of the President-electâ€™s tour of the factory and his remarks below: