Manufacturers Taking Hard Look at Tariff Consequences

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By Brian Brus

Sometimes it’s necessary to shake up the status quo to bring about positive change, even though it might mean a large swing in tariffs, Centek Inc. President John Carnuccio said.

“My first thought was, ‘steel prices will go up now,’” Carnuccio said of President Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on certain metals. The Oklahoma City company produces bow spring centralizers for the petroleum industry.

“My second thought was, ‘our competitors who are building and