DETROIT—President Trump is headed to Michigan Jan. 30 to speak at a Dana Inc. drivetrain parts plant one day after he's slated to sign USMCA, a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Trump is expected to deliver the speech at Dana's facility in Warren, Mich., according to a company spokesman and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. Late Jan. 26, a White House official confirmed the president's plans to visit.
The Dana plant in the Detroit suburb is the former U.S. Manufacturing Corp. facility that the auto supplier bought in February 2017 in a $100 million all-cash deal. It is steeped in U.S. manufacturing and military history, having been an Arsenal of Democracy plant that pumped out tanks for Allied forces during Wold War II.
In September 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited the former Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Dana spokesman Jeff Cole said, noting it was the last time a U.S. president visited the plant.