Expanding V&M plant to host Obama

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Expanding V&M plant to host Obama

Youngstown Vindicator – President Barack Obama will get a firsthand look at a company that decided to build a $650 million expansion in the Mahoning Valley, in part, because of money from the federal stimulus package.

Obama is expected to speak about jobs and the economy at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at V&M Star on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Youngstown. He will tour the plant before the speech and talk to V&M workers.

“We are all just very excited and very proud to be hosting the president on Tuesday,” said Joel Mastervich, V&M’s president and chief operating officer. “We think it’s a wonderful recognition for V&M Star and the Mahoning Valley.”

V&M Star announced in February that it will build a $650 million expansion next to its current site.

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