President Trump will be visiting Wapakoneta on Sunday, September 22nd. According to the White House, the President will be touring a “new Australian-owned manufacturing facility” with the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Pratt Industries, which recycles paper and manufactures cardboard boxes, is owned by Australian resident Anthony Pratt. The White House says the visit will demonstrate the strong trade and investment relationship between the United States and Australia. It was reported that the first phase of Pratt’s investment into the Wapakoneta plant is around $250 million. No other details have been released about his visit, except Wapakoneta will be the second stop for the president that Sunday. The President will be going to Houston first, where he will be at an event with the Prime Minister of India to talk about the strong ties between both countries. President Trump's first visit to our area was back in March when he toured the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, which builds the Abrams Tank and Stryker vehicle for the military.
Press Release sent at 6:37 pm 9/15/19 from the White House:
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Texas and Ohio
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Houston, Texas, and Wapakoneta, Ohio, to underscore the important partnerships between the United States and India, and Australia. In Houston, President Trump will participate in an event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. The event, “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures,” is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. It will be a great opportunity to emphasize the strong ties between the people of the United States and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship. President Trump will then travel to Wapakoneta, Ohio, where he will be joined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia for a tour of a new, Australian-owned manufacturing facility. This visit will demonstrate the strong trade and investment relationship between the United States and Australia and President Trump’s successful efforts to restore the United States as the world’s leading destination for foreign direct investment.