February 04, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Impact of President Trump’s Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum on New Hampshire Businesses at Hitchiner Manufacturing

Last Week, Senator Hassan Joined in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Relieve Burden on Granite State Consumers and Businesses Caused by President Trump’s Tariffs

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Senator Hassan tours the facility at Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford.

MILFORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Hitchiner Manufacturing, where she toured the facility and discussed the business’s innovative workforce development program, as well as the impacts of President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum on New Hampshire businesses. Last week, the Senator introduced the bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act with Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ben Sasse (R-NE), which would restore Congress’s constitutional trade responsibilities and relieve American consumers and businesses of the burdens caused by the Trump Administration’s unilateral imposition of sweeping tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Click here for more information on the legislation. 

“I am very concerned about the impact that the Trump Administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum have had on Granite State businesses – like Hitchiner Manufacturing – who have been unfairly caught in the middle of a reckless trade war,” said Senator Hassan. “Last week, I introduced bipartisan legislation to help relieve the burden that these tariffs have imposed on businesses in New Hampshire and across the country and I will continue working to protect our economy from the impacts of misguided trade policy.” 

“It was great to host Senator Hassan at our facility and highlight our efforts to help prepare young people for good-paying jobs in manufacturing at businesses like ours,” said John Morison IV, Vice President of Hitchiner Manufacturing. “During the visit we also discussed the impacts tariffs are having on businesses and consumers in New Hampshire, and I appreciate the Senator’s work to try to alleviate that burden.”

In order to boost workforce development in their community, Hitchiner Manufacturing developed an innovative partnership between Milford High School that helps prepare young people for careers in manufacturing and in turn, helps to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and economy. With the partnership, students will spend part of the semester learning manufacturing skills before getting hands-on experience at Hitchiner Manufacturing, where they will earn $12 an hour and six college credits. 

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