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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Trump tariffs: Wisconsin manufacturers hit by trade polices discuss plight with Ron Johnson

Date: 
July 16, 2018

Ralph Hardt of Manitowoc-based Jagemann Stamping Co. came to the Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee Monday to tell Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson exactly how tariffs are hitting his bottom line.

Hardt, the firm's president, said a Canadian customer was going to give Jagemann a $3 million project to produce automotive parts but because of an increase in steel prices in the U.S., the job went to a Korean business.

"The longer this goes on, the increased possibility we'll lose more new projects," Hardt said.

Johnson convened a group of 15 Wisconsin business leaders from the farming, food processing and manufacturing sectors to discuss President Donald Trump's trade policies and the nascent trade war.

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