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Wapakoneta residents react to President Trump’s visit Sunday

Published: Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 4:10 PM

President Donald Trump will be visiting Auglaize County this weekend.

President Donald Trump will be visiting Auglaize County this weekend.

News Center 7’s Gabrielle Enright went to Wapakoneta to talk with residents and see the Australian-owned plant that he will be visiting.

>> RELATED: Trump to visit Pratt Industries in Wapakoneta

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About 10,000 people call Wapakoneta home, and the reason for Trump’s visit is a big deal to some residents.

“It’s a big deal, I think,” Peter Caldes said. “I’m not into politics that much, but for the people, it’s jobs. The people come first.”

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On Sunday, Trump will be meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and touring the new Pratt Industries facility.

The paper plant is currently under construction to expand, and is expected to open next month, creating 300 jobs.

“We’ve got the land for it. We’ve got plenty of people willing to work. They made a good choice,” resident Grace Walls said about Pratt Industries.