Nucor in Auburn praises Trump for imposing tariffs on steel imports

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports has been endorsed by Nucor in Auburn.

Drew Wilcox, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel in Auburn, lauded Trump after the president’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. would impose tariffs on steel imports. The decision followed a Commerce Department investigation into whether steel imports are a national security threat.

“The president has consistently been a strong advocate for holding other countries accountable that systematically and flagrantly violate international trade agreements and free market principles,” Wilcox said. “We are pleased that the president has decided to use all the tools at his disposal to send a clear message to foreign competitors that dumping steel products into our market will no longer be tolerated.”

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