It’s because of President Trump’s tariffs on steel that less steel is being imported from foreign countries.
That’s according to Lisa Harrison with the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington, D.C, who says between April and August of this year the amount of imported steel in the U.S. marketplace is down 21-percent.
She says that’s good for states like Indiana who produce a good portion of the country’s steel.
Harrison adds with less steel coming in from outside the U.S, the nation must rely more on its own steel.
With higher demand, that means more jobs for Hoosiers.