The Intel Fab 42 Building slated to be one of the most high-tech production facilities in the world welcomes President Obama
Obama is scheduled to visit the construction site of the new Fab 42 facility for Intel in Chandler, Arizona. According to Ralph Kalian, a subcontractor for Intel, “We weren’t aware President Obama would visit the job site until lunch today. We were simply told there would be no work tomorrow because the president would be here.”
The $5 Billion Intel project broke ground early 2011 delivering thousands of jobs in construction, factory production, engineering and office jobs for the unemployed and newly graduated students.
“Think about the America within our reach.” President Obama said as he addressed the nation. “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by.” “Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot…”
Less than a year ago, Kalian was one of those Americans barely getting by.
“Money was scarce. I had very little hope.” Ralph stated. “Now that I’m employed at Intel, I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel”.
Although the unexpected visit of Obama to the Intel site hasn’t been widely publicized, his State of the Union speech extensively covered the need for jobs in America and it’s presumed that he’s using Intel as a role model for the rest of big business in America.