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Obama To Visit Indy Friday

President Obama is traveling to Indianapolis Friday to talk about rising gas prices and the country’s reliance on foreign oil.

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President Barack Obama plans to visit Allison Transmission in Indianapolis Friday.

President Obama is traveling to Indianapolis Friday to talk about rising gas prices and the country’s reliance on foreign oil.

Governor Mitch Daniels plans to meet President Obama at Indianapolis International Airport when he arrives on Air Force One. From there, the President will head to the Allison Transmission Plant to tout his plan for cutting gas prices and reducing the amount of foreign oil the U.S. consumes. Mr. Obama will tour the plant and speak to workers . Indiana Chamber of Commerce Vice President Cam Carter says the President’s visit is a great opportunity for Allison.

“It’s good,” he says, “that the President’s visit’s going to highlight a success story and a large employer in the state like Allison.”

Allison is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and tactical military vehicles.

Company officials announced plans last June for a new hybrid facility. The President is scheduled to speak around noon, but the event is not open to the public.

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