When the Veep is in the House…
Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc was happy to show US Vice President Joe Biden around their brand new manufacturing facility when he dropped in on Wednesday, in what his staff said was an effort to promote his latest nationwide campaign.
Prior to holding a news conference, Vice President Biden toured the Bobrick plant with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
Bobrick Company President Mark Louchheim led Biden through a concrete-floored assembly room where employees in safety glasses were bent over their work stations building and testing soap dispensers.
“Our job is to hire talent,” Louchheim said. Some of those at work had been employed at Bobrick for more than two decades.
Biden stopped to crack some jokes and talk with several workers who were hand-manufacturing the company’s new model of automatic soap dispensers.
“Hi everybody, how are you?” Biden said over the whine of power tools. “I’m Joe Biden. I’m looking for a job.”, a light-hearted reference to the fast approaching culmination of his 2nd and final term in office under the leadership of Barack Obama.
Biden watched over the shoulder of Pamela Mesolella as she worked. Mesolella said she had worked at the company for 21 years.
Biden’s visit to the Bobrick plant was just one of his planned stops during his trip to California. He was scheduled to return to Beverly Hills on Wednesday night to attend an event for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the White House said.
RBA Group is proud of our 40+ years partnership with Bobrick in Australia, although a visit from Mr Warren Truss is not currently on the Calendar.