In his efforts to promote his “opportunity for all” jobs plan, President Barack Obama visited a General Electric gas engine facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin on January 30, 2014. This engine plant produces engines that are designed specifically for use in gas and oil fields, which are some of the most demanding conditions that engines often operate under.
The significance of this visit by President Obama is that manufacturing is an important part of our nation’s economy. General Electric, which is a known innovator of all types of engines, employs over seven hundred individuals at their Waukesha engine plant. In fact, a machine operator named Reggie Troop had the distinct honor of introducing President Obama to his fellow employees, members of the media and others in attendance. Continue reading