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President Obama will visit Indianapolis, IN on Friday, rescheduling a trip to Allison Transmission, a global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, that was delayed due to budget negotiations. The White House says that the President will tour Allison's facilities before speaking to workers about the importance of slashing oil imports, while also addressing the immediate need for a cleaner and more secure energy future.
Much of Obama's speech will focus on highlighting Allison's work in creating systems that reduce the fuel consumption of buses. Allison's hybrid-propulsion systems, which are designed for commercial-duty vehicle applications, have already saved an estimated 17 million gallons of diesel fuel worldwide.

Allison currently employs around 2,500 people in Indiana and last month announced plans to expand its operations there, creating up to 205 additional jobs by 2013. That sounds like a message a president wants to be a part of.

[Source: News Talk 1010 WCSI, Wane]


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      letstakeawalk
      • 3 Months Ago
      Another credit to the Clinton and then Bush Administration's dedication to reducing our dependency on imported oil. Allison Transmission was an early and steadfast participant in the VTP's 21st-Century Truck Program, and the investment is clearly paying off. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/about/partnerships/21centurytruck/index.html
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      more talk is what we need, o traitor in chief. the peak oil crunch will really be arrested by those vacuous words off the teleprompter. what he should do (if he was a good man and intelligent) is start very rapid production of super light super aerodynamic primarily battery electric cars as well as facilitate production of all needed components. like telling A123 in no uncertain terms what's what. he should walk around with a fully automatic national security rubber stamp. at the same time he should very sternly educate his super ignorant people who need to know that peak oil is real and imminent and that they need to develop better societal values and not worship SUVs. if he took peak oil as seriously as the manhattan project he might have a chance of averting disaster. maybe. but as it stands now the world is like McFly in Back to the Future, we are out of time. I just can't believe everyone is so clueless. it boggles my mind. Steven Chu is a nobel laureate.. yet nobody is home.
        Marcopolo
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        Hey, more rantings from the cracker barrel. Let's see, ol' DF, bleats on in usual poisonous fashion about the President of t he USA. DF, is in full bate, bleating away about the President "sternly educating the super ignorant American people' . Weird stuff! The grampus is in good form, abusing every one from foreign heads of state to ,... well, I guess everyone. DF, you are an irrelevant, impotent fool, Fortunately the President doesn't seem to listen to such disrespectful rubbish. Let's see, I wonder if the US navy seals might be interested in a side trip to Denmark.
        paulwesterberg
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        Hey Dan there is a reason why they are trying to get high speed rail lines built. Obama & Chu have both been briefed by the IEA, but they don't have the house votes to pass any sweeping reforms. Talking gloom & doom would kill the markets & the economy and hand the next election to the next republican puppet ala Jimmy Carter. But I agree, the situation is dire we will probably see $6-7gas by 2015, we need to rapidly reduce oil consumption and fund research while investing in efficient mass transit. Unfortunately half of our elected officials are owe favors to rich and powerful crack dealers.