President Trump visited the Pennsylvania lift truck dealership H&K Equipment Inc. on Jan. 18 as part of his nationwide tour to promote the effects of his tax plan, the firm said Wednesday.
In a tour meant to highlight the economic importance of American manufacturing and small businesses, Trump toured H&K, a Coraopolis, Penn.-based dealer of UniCarriers Americas (UCA)-brand lift trucks.
In remarks delivered at the Pittsburgh-area firm, the president reiterated his support for American industry, the company said. "The signs of America's comeback can be seen at companies like H&K Equipment, which just had its most successful year in its 35-year history," Trump said.
The president also cited H&K's plan to make a $2.7 million capital investment, claiming the move was a direct result of the tax reform bill he signed in December and signaled more growth and jobs from the successful dealership, according to H&K.
Trump also praised H&K for its strong ties to the local and national economy, addressing an estimated crowd of 700 people that included UCA President James J. Radous III.
"We're very proud of H&K Equipment, not just for their business success, but for their strong commitment to their customers and to their local economy," Radous said in a statement. "As I've stated before, forklifts are at the heart of commerce. As American manufacturers, we see it at a national level, and small businesses like H&K Equipment really shine light on this impact at a state level. It's exciting to see President Trump take notice."