President Trump will make an official visit to Wisconsin on Thursday to tour Fincantieri Marinette Marine and speak at the shipyard.
The stop will be Trump’s first in Wisconsin since a January campaign rally in Milwaukee. It also comes two days after Vice President Pence visits Waukesha County for a campaign stop to launch what the campaign is billing a “Faith in America Tour.”
Marinette Marine was awarded a nearly $800 million contract April 30 to build a first-in-class guided missile frigate for the Navy. The contract includes the possibility for nine additional ships and could be worth $5.5 billion if all options exercised.
The White House said Trump will discuss his “decisive actions to expand the shipyard.”
Earlier this month, Trump tweeted about the contract.
“We just landed Wisconsin a massive Navy shipbuilding contract. Beautiful designs!” he wrote June 5.