Saturday, October 15, 2011
President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak spoke about a trade agreement between the United States and South Korea that they said will provide economic benefits and employment to both countries.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and President Barack Obama scored a grand slam Friday as they appeared at the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township to talk about trade between the two countries. President Lee stole the show from the get-go as he donned a flat-billed Detroit Tigers hat, with Obama driving opening remarks home by commenting on the Detroit Lions' victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday. The purpose of the event was to discuss a trade agreement approved by the two countries that they said would provide economic benefit on each side of the Pacific Ocean. Obama, who said the trade agreement is fair because it not only allows for Korean-made vehicles to be imported, but allows for the export of American made vehicles to…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee will visit GM's Orion Assembly plant Friday.
As United Auto Workers President Bob King is touting the recent approval of a free trade agreement with South Korea, UAW Local 5960 Vice President Louis Rocha is preparing for a day he believes could be "history in the making" for the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, MI. Friday, President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee will visit the Orion Township plant, which employs more than 1,700 workers. Many of the employees at the assembly plant are members of UAW 5960, which services the membership of the General Motors, Lake Orion Assembly Center, Jones Lang Lasalle, Eurest/Team and Linc Logistic Services, according to the union's website. "How exciting," Rocha said. "It's history in the making, if you will, not only to …
Visit comes days after Congress OKs free trade agreement with South Korea, which the president says will boost auto exports.
- Jen Anesi
Thursday, October 13, 2011
President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will tour the General Motors assembly plant in Orion together Friday, according to a press release from the White House. "(They) will be touring briefly a few of the operations, and then both presidents will be making remarks" on the recent trade agreement between the United States and South Korea, General Motors spokeswoman Kim Carpenter said. The tour is not open to the public. The plant tour comes just days after Congress approved the free trade agreement with South Korea. GM began producing the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic at the Orion Township plant a few weeks ago and will soon begin producing the Buick Verano. The plant, which was closed between 2009 and 2011 after GM …