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Wisconsin manufacturers hit by tariffs discuss their plight with Sen. Ron Johnson

By the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jul 16, 2018

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Ralph Hardt of Manitowoc-based Jagemann Stamping Co. came to the Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee Monday to tell Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson exactly how tariffs are hitting his bottom line.

Hardt, the firm's president, said a Canadian customer was going to give Jagemann a $3 million project to produce parts for automotive but because of an increase in steel prices in the U.S., the job went to a Korean business.

"The longer this goes on, the increased possibility we'll lose more new projects," Hardt said.

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