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Why This CEO Backs Steel Tariffs — Even Though His Business Depends on Buying Steel

April 23, 2018

When President Donald Trump announced trade action against steel imports in March, the CEO and executive chairman of North America’s largest steel pipe and tube manufacturer granted each of his employees an annual $1,000 bonus for each year the steel tariffs are in place. Although his company must buy steel to make its own products, here is why Barry Zekelman believes steel tariffs are critical to America’s success.

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