Indiana State Treasurer and U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock and Senator Dan Coats toured the facilities of C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. in Churubusco this morning. Mourdock and Coats met with the company's executive team and employees followed by a brief meeting with the local media.
"C&A Tool and its employees exhibit the Hoosier attributes of hard work and ingenuity, and we need more companies like them in Indiana," stated Treasurer Mourdock.
C&A Tool started out as a small family-owned business in 1969 and has expanded to four manufacturing locations with 530 employees. The company works in five major markets: medical device, automotive, defense, aerospace and machine tools.
Hoosier companies that make medical devices will get hit with a job-killing medical device tax -- a 2.3% excise tax -- as part of ObamaCare, for which Congressman and Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Donnelly has recently reiterated his support.
"Congressman Joe Donnelly supported this tax and aided the President's takeover of the private healthcare industry when he voted for ObamaCare. Now, Donnelly is trying to deflect attention away from his support for this job-killing tax, but it's not possible to separate that from his support for ObamaCare," stated Mourdock spokesman Christopher Conner.
The Indiana medical device industry is a $10 billion industry and employs over 20,000 Hoosiers.