President Trump Back in Beaver County Today

President Trump arriving in Beaver County this afternoon as he plans to spotlight the Shell cracker plant as a welcome example of economic progress and job creation.

According to senior administration officials the president plans to tour the site of the Shell complex, then deliver a short speech focused on the economy and how to grow and sustain the nation’s competitive edge.

Trump will be joined by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and EPA chief Andrew Wheeler.

Air Force One is scheduled to touch down shortly after 1 p.m. at Pittsburgh International Airport. Trump’s motorcade will then head to the Shell complex to go on a tour, meet with Shell project officials and state and local dignitaries, and deliver brief remarks, officials said.

Travelers on Interstate 376 and nearby routes may see heavier-than-usual traffic for most of the afternoon while officials accommodate the presidential motorcade, according to local department heads. For security reasons, it’s unclear which route the motorcade will travel.

Trump was initially slated to visit the Shell plant Aug. 8. He postponed the trip following the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.