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Tom Balcerek has been writing about steel for more than 30 years. Full Bio
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Oct 2020
  • Metals
  • Steel

Consequences of Trump’s steel tariffs hurt two Pennsylvania mills

The same fire that melts the butter hardens the egg. That "same fire" in Western Pennsylvania, the birthplace of American steel, was President Trump's Section 232 tariffs

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Oct 2018
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Steel

Trump breaking supply chain eggs to make trade deal omelets

Who knew trade deal bargaining chips were made of steel and aluminum? Apparently, US President Donald Trump did. Earlier this week Trump triumphantly defended his 25% global tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum as key drivers in achieving recent trade...

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Mar 2018
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Steel

Steel or bourbon? Trump may need both

From the legendary Pittsburgh steelworker to the things he may own -- blue jeans, bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles -- President Donald Trump's trade policy and the reaction to it have been both ironic and iconic

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