CLEVELAND-President-elect Barack Obama used the backdrop of an Ohio manufacturing plant to build support for his economic stimulus plan. The site for Obama’s pitch, Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co. in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford Heights, was picked to highlight two aspects of his policy: reviving U.S. manufacturing and creating jobs by investing in alternative energy sources.

“It’s not too late to change course, but only if we take dramatic action as soon as possible,” Obama said at the plant, which produces parts for wind turbines. “We’re looking to create good jobs that pay well and won’t be shipped overseas.”MORE