House Small Business Committee Chairman Donald Manzullo (R-IL), invited small business owners who use steel to testify before the Committee on market conditions since the imposition of 30% tariffs on steel in March by the Bush Administration. Downstream, small business owners in the U.S. are facing extensive lead times, supply shortages including those created by domestic mills putting customers on allocation broken contracts with suppliers and skyrocketing prices. These problems have created an unsustainable business environment for small steel-consuming firms who, heretofore, have been globally competitive and steady sources of economic and job growth in their communities.
Find more information on the House Small Business Committee web site.
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