WMMA Washington Fly-In

Trade issues, steel prices, tech education top WMMA issues

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Steel tariffs, unfair trade barriers and technical education continue to be issues for member companies of the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America. During a meeting of WMMA’s Public Policy Committee, member companies discussed these issues and possible legislative remedies. Steel tariffs had caused steel prices to rise steeply, but in recent months steel prices have fallen, these companies observed. High steel prices are not the issue that they last year. One company reported difficulty in getting high-speed steel from Europe.