Obama and Biden Visiting Kokomo Transmission Plant
Obama, Biden To Tour Chrysler Plant
The two will be touring the Indiana Transmission Plant II. It builds the Chrysler 545RFE transmission RWD for the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger (LX) and Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to Wikipedia, which also said, "in June 2010 Chrysler announced a $300 million … investment to retool and modernize the Indiana plant for production of a future eight-speed automatic transmission."
According to the Kokomo Tribune, "White House officials Friday said that with the help of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and the administration’s auto restructuring plan, “Kokomo is on the rebound today, and unemployment has dropped by nearly 8 percentage points since mid-2009. This will be Biden’s first visit to Kokomo, and Obama’s second. The president visited Kokomo in April 2008 when he was locked in a tight primary election battle with then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton." CNN has dubbed Kokomo "The Town the Stimulus Saved."