President Trump plans visit to Shell cracker plant near Pittsburgh

MONACA, Pa. — UPDATE: This trip as been postponed due to the recent mass shooting. President Trump is instead expected to visit El Paso and Dayton.


ORIGINAL: President Donald Trump is set to make a trip to the Pittsburgh area next week to inspect the progress on the Shell cracker plant.

The plant, located in Monaca, Beaver County, will cost $6 billion by the time it is completed.

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According to Shell, the plant will convert ethane to polyethylene.

There are expected to be 600 permanent employees at the plant once construction is completed.

The visit is scheduled for Aug. 8. After touring the site, Trump is expected to speak about the economy and domestic manufacturing.