President Barack Obama speaks to a gathering of dignitaries and workers while commending executives saying "They buckled down-that was a pun-and they invested in new products and persued new customers, and over the past year they hired back all the workers they had to lay off", following a tour of American Cord and Webbing Company in Woonsocket Monday.
Woonsocket residents Ethel Dowdy, 77, seated in front, Dora Wilson, 75, and Tommie Dowdy, all with ties to South Carolina, share a moment with South Carolina Democrats Pat and Jack Blackburn, left, who had come up to visit Pat's brother Steven Fiore of Woonsocket, center in back.
Paul and Patricia Richards of North Smithfield hold up a sign supporting President Barack Obama's visit to Highland Industrial Park in Woonsocket on Monday. The couple has a business in the park and were hoping to catch a glimpse of the President as he arrived at American Cord and Webbing.
President Barack Obama, right, speaks with plant manager Ray Velino, left, and owner and CEO Mark Krauss,center during a tour of the American Cord and Webbing Company on Century Drive in Woonsocket Monday.
Greg Cote, of Uxbridge, left, and Chris Parks, of Woonsocket, who work in shipping and receiving at American Cord and Webbing Company in Woonsocket, are on hand to see President Barack Obama as he visits the company Monday.