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Trump's trade war is squeezing America's boat manufacturing industry and its workers

by Bill Yeargin 12 Aug 12:26 UTC
Oyster boats deploy their dredges and work a small section of the Rappahannock River as the sun rises near White Stone, Va. © Steve Helber

It's that time of year when millions of Americans take to our lakes, rivers, and oceans in one of the few products that is, more likely than not, made in America: Boats. The recreational boating industry has been a stalwart of the American manufacturing sector for many decades, supporting 650,000 American jobs and nearly 35,000 businesses nationwide. But, with the Trump administration's recent — and constant — implementation of tariffs, American industries and their workers are at risk.

Our company, Correct Craft, manufactures boats and engines in six factories across the U.S. Our team of nearly 1,300 workers is proud that we build products in the U.S. that are desired around the world. While we import some materials for our boats, our company is a significant net exporter. It's something we, and other marine manufacturers, are proud of: Great, American-made products.

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