President Trump’s remarks are scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm EDT at the White House.
The event is expected to be attended by members of the Cabinet, Members of Congress, White House Senior Staff, and the President.
Showcased today are American-made products ranging from beef jerky and cowboy boots to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet.
Lockheed Martin, which will display a model of the F-35 on the White House lawn, will also showcase a model of the Orion Spacecraft, “the cornerstone of Nasa’s future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond,” the company said.
Other products to be displayed at the White House include Wiffle balls and bats from Connecticut, Viking Range stoves from Mississippi and Moon Pies sweets from Tennessee, cookie cutters from Vermont, pepperoni rolls from West Virginia, jeans from Oklahoma, gun safes from Utah, snowboards from Colorado and livestock feed from Iowa.
Voice Of America NewsProducts from every one of the 50 states – from candy to crab pots to horseshoes and space suits – will be on display at the White House for Monday’s “Made in America Product Showcase.”
The White House says President Donald Trump wants to show his administration’s “commitment to ensuring more products are made in America.”
Some of the companies invited to set up their products inside the White House say they were both surprised and honored to have been asked to participate.
They include such iconic American brands as Campbell Soup and Lockheed-Martin – which will have a model F-35 fighter jet on the White House lawn – to obscure manufacturers who make wine, brooms, horseshoes and animal feed.
Trump had declared July 16-22 “Made in America Week,” celebrating “craftsmen, innovators and producers.”