ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - The presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be in the St. Louis area Thursday visiting a company in north St. Louis County.
It will be Romney’s first visit back to our area since he wrapped up the nomination.
Romney will visit a company called Production Products on Dunn Road around 12:40pm. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 11:30am.
Romney is coming off a fundraising blitz in Texas. While in Texas, Romney accused president Obama of expanding the federal government.
The website for Production Products says it was founded in 1978 and is a Hispanic-owned minority business. That is noteworthy, given the growing importance of the Hispanic vote.
Production Products is a military contractor that specializes in many areas from chemical and biological protection to armor. The company has received numerous awards, including the Department of Defense Minority Contractor of the Year back in 1992 and a couple of honors for producing fiber composite armor.
There will be protesters outside the event, including local labor activists and members of Occupy St. Louis. They will be handing out pink slips representing workers that Romney allegedly laid off in his past business ventures. A new release from the protesters criticizes Romney for allegedly outsourcing jobs and closing down factories.
Then at 3:00pm, there will be another anti-Romney rally at Keiner Plaza featuring St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.
For his part, Romney is slated to attend a private fundraiser Thursday evening in Clayton.