A farm boy from rural Missouri is one of the latest executives to add his voice to the domestic steel industry’s ongoing call for free but fair trade. And based on his past and passion, Trinity Products’ Robert Griggs just may become one of the sectors’ loudest and most persuasive advocates.
Read the NY Daily News article, featuring Trinity Products' founder Robert Griggs, regarding New York businesses robbing jobs from Americans by choosing domestic over American steel.
Cheap foreign steel is decimating the American industry — and New York businesses and agencies are among those contributing to its rapid decline.
The New York region remains a premier market for all kinds of steel products — “a dense area with aging infrastructure,” as one industry worker put it.
But all too often, foreign steel — mainly from China but also from India, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia — snatches away the work.
The U.S. government can dictate American steel for certain public works if federal money is involved — but loopholes let foreign bidders in. – NY Daily News