President Obama is kicking off three days of travel to rally support for the job-creation and economic proposals he unveiled in his State of the Union address.
Obama will launch the effort Wednesday in Asheville, N.C., with a visit to Linamar Corp., a supplier of engine and transmission components that has expanded its manufacturing operations.
Linamar produces heavy-duty engine and driveline components. In 2011, the company announced that its fourth U.S. manufacturing facility would be at the site of a shuttered Volvo Construction Equipment plant in Asheville. The company has hired 160 workers and will hire 40 more by the end of the year, the White House said.
Obama will make stops in Atlanta on Thursday and Chicago on Friday.