NORFOLK, Ne -- A Northeast Nebraska steel maker is reacting to President Trump's decision to level a 25% tariff on imports of steel.
Norfolk, Nebraska-based Nucor makes a wide variety of steel products at plants all across the country.
It says it's excited by yesterday's announcement, telling Siouxland News:
Nucor applauds President Trump's decision today announcing strong and decisive action by imposing tariffs on steel imports that threaten our national security. 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. 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. The Commerce Department was correct in concluding that surging imports impair our national security by limiting the ability of our domestic steel industry to supply national defense and critical infrastructure needs, and the President is taking the appropriate response to this threat.
We also reached out to Sioux City Foundry for their reaction, but have not heard back.