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“These raw materials are crucial to the production of iron, steel and aluminum in the U.S. and are not readily available from any domestic source. The tariff surcharge would be passed on to the metal producers as a direct increase, thus reducing the competitiveness of our iron, steel, alloys, and aluminum industries… On a small scale, our company would be affected as we process many of these materials in West Virginia which created about 25 direct jobs, but the indirect cost increase would affect all upstream activities including inland freight, steelmaking, aluminum production, alloy production, etc. which can impact thousands of American jobs.”