Paul Quinn '76 hosts President Obama for major jobs speech given at Ellicott Dredges

By: Buff Lindau

Paul Quinn '76 with President Obama
President Barack Obama visits Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore to announce jobs bill; Paul Quinn '76 takes part. - Eddie Arrosi Photography

The following is an excerpt from Dredging News Online (full article link below):

On May 17th President Barack Obama spent several hours at Elliocott Dredges in Baltimore, meeting with workers, inspecting dredge machinery, and making a policy speech on US government plans to accelerate infrastructure projects.

He spoke to over 500 including Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, three Congressmen, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, and John Sarbanes, together with US Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari.

During the President's public remarks, he noted that Ellicott epitomized the strength of American manufacturing with its ability to "keep building equipment stamped with those three proud words: Made in America" and its success in "selling it around the world...(with) a sales force that travels everywhere, outhustling the competition in search of new business."

After inspecting a dredge headed for West Africa, with Ellicott's Sales VP Paul Quinn explaining the dredge's features, the President called Ellicott's dredges the "best machines money can buy."

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