President Donald Trump will tour a new Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, with its CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
A White House official reported that President Trump is expected to tout Apple’s recent expansion, including the creation of thousands of new jobs.
President Trump will travel with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, senior adviser Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump on the visit.
The president and officials will hear from Apple employees which products will be made at the Austin facility.
Apple announced in September that it would continue manufacturing its latest line of Mac Pro computers in Austin rather than China, avoiding some China tariffs. At the time, Cook thanked the administration for “enabling this opportunity.” Prior to the announcement, Apple reportedly might have had to move production to China.
“We’re building the Mac Pro—Apple’s most powerful computer ever—right here in Austin because we believe in the power of American innovation. Like every product we make, the Mac Pro is designed and engineered in the U.S., and we’re proud to support 2.4 million jobs across the nation,” Cook said in a statement on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Last year, Apple announced plans for a massive expansion of its facilities in Austin, which would make the company the largest private employer in the capital city. Its newest campus—located less than a mile from existing Austin facilities—will have the capacity to expand to around 15,000 employees.