Obama urges boost for manufacturing

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am

ARDEN, N.C. — Hours after outlining his second-term agenda, President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina on Wednesday to highlight his proposal to boost manufacturing, the first of three days of campaign-style trips to build popular support for his proposals.

Speaking on the floor of a once-shuttered Volvo factory that now produces heavy-duty engines, Obama called for expanding the number of global centers for high-tech manufacturing, ending tax advantages for companies that move jobs overseas, helping workers get training and partnering to help communities affected by factory shutdowns.

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