Storage safe manufacturer planning to move factories to Mexico in response to Trump tariffs.

By | 2018-08-16T11:33:50+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Making Mexico great again.

Courtesy of The Hill:

A storage safe manufacturer is reportedly planning to shut down two Illinois factories and move to Mexico in response to President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese metal imports.

Stack-On Products will close its two Chicago-area plants in October and lay off 153 people, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Al Fletcher, human resources director for the manufacturer’s Las Vegas-based parent company, told the newspaper that the company decided to relocate the operations to Mexico after Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum, as well as other products, from China.
“The operation is really not profitable,” Fletcher said. “Mr. Trump is part of this.”

Stack-On has operated in Chicago — its only two U.S. plants — for four decades, according to the Tribune, which added that the company already has factories in Mexico and China.

Fletcher told the newspapers that some of the employees will be given the option to relocated to El Paso, Texas, across the border from its Stack-On factory.

The company is one of a growing list that has announced layoffs, closures or price increases as a result of Trump’s tariff disputes with other countries.

This is typically where I ask “Who could have predicted this?” like a smart ass but the truth is that just about everybody could have predicted this, and all the other companies that are about to make a run for the border. 

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5 Comments

  1. Anon August 16, 2018 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Make America Great Again, my ass! Trump looks like a mean little pig in that picture, too.

  2. Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 4:40 am - Reply

    My question is are these people still going to vote for him in 2020? if he makes it that long.

  3. anonymous August 16, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    tinydjt tweet>Our Country was built on Tariffs, and Tariffs are now leading us to great new Trade Deals – as opposed to the horrible and unfair Trade Deals that I inherited as your President. Other Countries should not be allowed to come in and steal the wealth of our great U.S.A. No longer!
    7:04 AM – Aug 15, 2018

    ““Our country was founded on a principle Trump often seems unacquainted with: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” ”
    ““It turns out a deliberately ignorant president is a menace to our democracy and economy (who knew?!). The staffers who rationalize his nonsensical pronouncements and the right-wing media that praise him are enabling a destructive president, who, if allowed to succeed, would make us less free and less prosperous,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/conservative-columnist-drops-mic-deliberately-ignorant-trump-stupidest-tweet-ever/

  4. anon August 16, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    https://grist.org/article/why-alaska-might-seriously-consider-a-carbon-tax/

    FYI- “The plan is expected to reach Walker’s desk in mid-September, marking the first time the state has seriously considered a price on carbon. ”
    “A solid majority of Alaskans, 63 percent, said they support taxing fossil fuel companies while equally reducing other taxes, according to data released this week from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.”

  5. Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Next he will be bragging how much he has done for the Mexican economy and will be asking for money for his wall.

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