President Trump shared some amazing moments with American workers in the Oval Office Thursday.
American workers got the chance to share their stories before President Trump signed new tariffs on steel and aluminum into law.
One worker named Dusty Stevens said, “Right now, we’re running at 40 percent capacity. Two years ago, we shut down 60 percent of the capacity when we had a downturn in the market. My father worked in the industry and worked at that plant for 40 years, so this hits home for all of us.”
“But these tariffs going into place, this gives us the ability to come back to 100 percent capacity and investing over $100 million to our plant and over 300 and some odd jobs will be brought back to the communities. So I’d like to say thank you,” he continued.
Another man, Ron Davis, shared a story about his experience with steel work in America.
“I just wanted to say in 2009, my plant supplied a majority of the armor for the Humvees and all the vehicles in theater. And, it’s sad to say because all these imports come in our country, our plant’s going to be idled in September. So, at one time we had 400 members. We’re going to be down to about 71. These tariffs definitely have an impact, and00maybe not for our plant but for the other plants out there.”