Biden To Visit NC Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit a North Carolina manufacturer of energy-efficient LED lighting products.

The White House announced on Tuesday that Biden will visit Cree, Inc., in Durham on Thursday.

Cree recently received a $39 million Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The credit allows the company to buy new equipment and hire new workers.

Biden will be joined on his trip by Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Last fall, Cree announced it expected to add 275 jobs as it expands production of light-emitting diode units. The company also said it plans to add another 300 jobs by the end of 2012.


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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    woop dee .... he'd be better off fishing on a pier in Nags Head for one day and go back to his corruption in DC. We don't want liars parading around here. Speak the truth and help us for a "change" or get lost!!!!!!
  • by JB Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    What a loser. Him and his boss.
  • by OLD FASHION on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    If i were president i would lay off ALL THE PEOPLE MAKING TOO MUCH MONEY AND GIVE THOSE JOBS TO ALL THE PEOPLE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT, THE WORK PROGRAM.THIS WOULD BOOST OUR ECONOMY.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Big Deal, What about it? So And Yah Well. Who Cares?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:13 AM
    Wow! 275 jobs, that should solve unemployment in the entire country. He won't worry about the millions more that have lost everything and will soon be required to buy expensive health insurance they cannot afford.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Hmmmm, seems that Obama went to Catepillar prior to their big layoff....does this mean the LED lighting company is getting ready to do the same? Biden, you stink!
  • by No Thank You Please Location: Beaufort on Mar 17, 2010 at 01:46 AM
    I guess Bonzo is afraid to come to NC so he sent his lackey. I can hardly wait...
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 16, 2010 at 07:57 PM
    They will need to spray the state down with Lysol out of a crop duster after this big load of crap arrives!
  • by Disillusioned Location: Ayden on Mar 16, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    Just stay away from his motorcade, which has a terrible safety record of late. But that might be his way of creating or keeping jobs, mainly in the collosion repair career field.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Mar 16, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    It's a step in the right direction. We need to encourage people to buy American so we can keep the economy going. If people were employed and the economy was strong, we wouldn't have to worry about any lame health care bill.
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