Preparations For President Obama
Updated: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 07:49 AM EST
President Obama will be making his way to Asheville Wednesday on the heels of Tuesday's State of the Union address. He'll arrive at Asheville Regional Airport around 11:10 a.m. and speak to a group at Linamar Corporation at around noon about the economy.
News 13 spoke to some of the workers who say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Linamar officials say workers from all shifts have been asked to be at the plant by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. They are able to bring one guest will them. Employees say they're excited to show President Obama they are able to live the American dream.
The Canadian based company is a global is a manufacturer of parts for engines, transmissions and drive trains. In the next ten years, they plan on creating 650 positions.
Wednesday's visit is not open to the public. Only a select group is invited to attend.
News 13 will be airing his speech live. It will also be streaming live at www.wlos.com and on your mobile device.
By Megan Schiering
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