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“A 25% tariff on polyester alone would increase our cost of making products that use that fiber by 10%. We cannot apply a 10% increase on prices, when our competitors prices are already below ours. Our gross margins have been greatly affected by increasing wage and health care costs. Adding another 10% cost will literally wipe out any profits we have… By placing tariffs on raw materials, our government is hurting small US manufacturers like us. While we are not a big company employing hundreds of workers, the number of people we do employ is significant for Maine.”