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Obama visits Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City

July 9, 2010 | 9:09 a.m. CDT
President Barack Obama paid a visit to Smith Electric Vehicles on Thursday in Kansas City, Mo., to congratulate the plant and its employees on the $32 million Department of Energy grant it received in March. The grant has allowed the small company, which produces electric commercial trucks by hand in its facility, to grow to 50 employees, and in the near future increase production from one to two trucks per day. Obama also took the opportunity to address current political hot topics, such as the economy and jobs, during his presentation to Smith Electric.

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