The Obama administration discussed details of the visit Wednesday during a teleconference with media.
The Department of Energy also announced $175 million in support for 40 projects across 15 states to improve fuel efficiency in next-generation vehicles. The money will be distributed over the next three to five years.
The president's plane is expected to land in Grand Rapids at about 1 p.m. and he is expected to make his remarks in Holland at about 2:30 p.m., according to WZZM-TV. A live stream will be available on www.WZZM13.com and on the station's Weather Network (digital TV 13-2).