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Obama to visit Master Lock in Milwaukee next week

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will visit Master Lock in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

A White House official announced the location of the president's visit Friday. The official says Obama plans to discuss the importance of American manufacturing and companies investing in American manpower.

Obama highlighted Master Lock in his State of the Union address last month for moving jobs back to the U.S. from China. The padlock and security products manufacturer has returned about 100 union jobs to its Milwaukee factory since mid-2010.

The company says the decision to bring the jobs back to Milwaukee was partially motivated by increasingly higher labor and logistics costs in Asia and ongoing labor challenges in the coastal areas of China.

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