Officials confirmed that President Barack Obama’s visit to Gibson County will include a stop at Millennium Steel, a minority-owned supplier for the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana plant.
Obama is scheduled to be at steel processing plant as part of Manufacturing Day. There is no time listed in a notification sent by the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
Millennium Steel was founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Henry Jackson and Toyota. It is one of the 100 Top Black Owned Businesses, according to Black Enterprise Magazine. The company’s revenue grew from $37 million in 2001 to $250 million in 2011, according to the company’s website.
The company started with 10 employees. It now has 58 workers there, according to Gibson County officials. The Millennium facility is located near the Toyota plant.
“Millennium Steel is a fantastic corporation that is located in Gibson County simply because of Toyota,” said Todd Mosby, the president of the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation. “There’s no doubt about that.”
Mosby called the plant fascinating.
“They roll the steel,” he said. “It comes to Millennium, and they roll it out and then process it so it can be used in the fabrication of the vehicles.”
State Police spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle said his agency will be in charge of traffic control for the presidential visit. He acknowledged that some restrictions will be put in place but said Tuesday morning that those plans would be released later in the week.