Trump’s tariffs hurting construction -- Earl Hazetlne

July 24, 2018

I went to Menards on Saturday to get a load of building materials. I was told the price of oriented strand board (OSB) had doubled.

When I asked why, they said Canada had cancelled their contract for OSB board in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tariffs. So I paid double what I normally would have paid. This increase will substantially increase the cost of construction in the Madison area as OSB board is used in virtually all construction projects.

Earl Hazetlne, Mount Horeb

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