Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is on a six-state bus tour that will have him rolling right into Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Romney will be making stops in Bucks, Carbon and Lebanon counties.
"This is our machine shop annex where we do our very large castings," said Mike Leib, owner of the Weatherly Casting & Machine Co. in Carbon County, who is scheduled to give a tour to Romney.
The tour will include a short rally inside the factory's machine shop.
"We're ecstatic about it," Leib said, when asked for his thoughts on being in the national spotlight with a presidential candidate. "I think the whole borough is ecstatic about it."
After the tour, Romney is expected to travel to a Wawa convenience store in Milford Twp., Bucks Co., near Quakertown, and the Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission site in Lebanon County, about 30 miles west of Reading.
As last-minute preparations were being made in Weatherly, Mayor Tom Connors said Romney's stop is stirring a big buzz in a town of just more than 2,600 people.
"Anxious about going down there. Everyone knows the history of the foundry. It's been in business over 100 years," Connors said. "Lot of good local people. We're excited."
The so-called "Believe in America Every Town Counts" bus tour will give Romney a chance to make up ground in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. Many polls have him trailing President Obama in Pennsylvania.
"Speaking with Republicans, Democrats, independents, the reception he will get tomorrow [Saturday], if it stands as is, will be very exciting," said MaryEllen Salerno, chairwoman of the Carbon County Republican Party.
For Leib, who employs 74 people at his foundry and said business has been tough the past three years, Saturday's sentiment needs to be strong.
"How are you going to change the business environment we are in now?" Leib said, when asked what he wants to ask Romney.
Leib said he wants to know what Romney will do to encourage small business to hire, manage rising health care costs and increase regulations.
Gov. Tom Corbett will appear with Romney in Lebanon County.