Steven Cohen of Screen Machine Industries, Inc. to Speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention

Following on the heels of Mitt Romney’s recent Presidential Campaign trek through Licking County, Ohio and his visit to the manufacturing operations of Screen Machine Industries, Inc. (SMI), Steven Cohen, President of SMI is proud and honored to accept his latest assignment.  This time he will be representing small business leaders everywhere while speaking in Tampa, FL – at next week’s Republican National Convention.  As an invited prime time GOP speaker on Wednesday evening August 29, 2012, Mr. Cohen will proudly represent the manufacturing community from the great Buckeye State of OHIO.

Screen Machine is an original equipment manufacturer of portable crushing and screening equipment used in the construction and mining industries worldwide.  On the occasion of accepting the honor to speak both before and after the who’s who of political power within the Republican Party, Steve commented that “…speaking on behalf of the 30 million small businesses that drive job creation is both humbling and thrilling at the same time”.

Mr. Cohen’s speech will occur at approximately 9:30 EDT as he will follow Senator Rob Portman (OH) on the GOP docket.  The subject matter of his speech will aptly focus on the challenges of a small Ohio manufacturer competing in a global economy.  Political issues important to manufacturing such as intellectual property protection, unfair trade policies, excessive regulations, and taxes will highlight his message and pleas for needed change.

Mr. Cohen will speak next week from the perspective of his corporate family pride and the 45 plus years of positive citizenship it has forged within the local economy and the greater Ohio community at large.  SMI was honored to host a campaign press conference for the then front running Republican Presidential Nominee hopeful Mitt Romney in July of 2011.  Approximately 400 employees, community members, news correspondents and Ohio manufacturing executives turned out to hear and report on Mr. Romney’s views relating to international trade, job creation and manufacturing.

Source: Screen Machine Industries, Inc. –