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Ohio Steel Mill Opening thanks to Tariffs

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Printed Date: Feb 20 2019 at 9:40am

Topic: Ohio Steel Mill Opening thanks to Tariffs
Posted By: John Beagle
Subject: Ohio Steel Mill Opening thanks to Tariffs
Date Posted: Jan 25 2019 at 10:10am
An Ohio steel mill, forced into closure by free trade and imports, is reopening this year thanks to President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on foreign steel imports.
Republic Steel executives told that the rolling steel mill is set to reopen in Lorain, Ohio, with 60 employees being initially hired to restart production.

“Over 60 employees have been hired and completed training, and the mill has undergone a complete refurbishment,” executives said in a statement. “We have successfully run internal production trials, and now anticipate receiving sufficient orders to support moving to a production mode in the 2nd Quarter of this year.”

The United Steelworkers union, which represents the steel mill’s laid off American steelworkers, said they are looking forward to working with Republic Steel to reopen the facility, but officials said they have to be officially informed by the company of the reopening.

“We have reached out to company representatives, and are waiting for their response,” the union’s executives told “At this time, none of our members have been recalled from lay-off. The USW is committed to work with Republic Steel to facilitate the startup and return our members to work as soon as possible.”

Lorain, Ohio, was devastated in 2016 when Republic Steel announced it was laying off about 200 American steelworkers and idling its steel mill due to free trade and foreign dumping of steel in the U.S.
The American steel jobs were subsequently offshored to South Korea, the Phillippines, and Taiwan, where domestic workers are paid much less than U.S. workers. Republic Steel, due to free trade, offshored close to 450 American steel jobs between 2012 and 2015 to countries like Spain and Canada.

In total, free trade has cost more than 275,000 American workers their manufacturing jobs in Ohio from 1994 to the present day. U.S. free trade with Mexico has cost Ohio nearly 35,000 jobs, leaving those American workers displaced. Likewise, about 106,400 U.S. jobs were eliminated due to free trade with China.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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Posted By: fiveisalimit
Date Posted: Jan 26 2019 at 1:53pm
Words from the father of "Trickle Down"....... a genius. ...misinformed...or just plain wrong?

Seek the
truth. It shall set you free.

Posted By: basser
Date Posted: Jan 26 2019 at 9:28pm


Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Jan 28 2019 at 8:56pm
Ashland AK Steel closing. 
Don't know  how to post the link.


Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Jan 28 2019 at 9:16pm
This will cost hundreds of jobs. 


Posted By: zapp2525
Date Posted: Jan 29 2019 at 12:17pm
230 jobs


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