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    SC manufacturer says it's closing plant over Trump tariffs

    Element Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by President Trump.

    The State reported Tuesday that the company was one of the largest remaining employers in Fairfield County after the local Walmart, which used to be the largest grocery store in the county, closed its doors two years ago.


    The news also comes after plans were canceled to build two nuclear reactors in the area, terminating 5,000 construction jobs.
    “When you think you’ve reached rock bottom, to get kicked in the gut like this, you didn’t think anything more could happen,” state Sen. Mike Fanning (D) said of Element's announcement to the local paper. “Within 365 days, you just get rocked to your core.”

    Element said “the layoff and closure is a result of the new tariffs that were recently and unexpectedly imposed on many goods imported from China, including the key television components used in our assembly operations in Winnsboro,” in a letter to the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce obtained by the local paper.

    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/40...-trump-tariffs

    But, but those "Carrier" jobs he saved.

    126 jobs - gone.

    Looks like poor Fairfield just keeps getting hit hard


    Element’s announcement also comes a year after Fairfield County’s last textile mill closed, eliminating 200 more jobs.

    https://www.thestate.com/news/politi...216196580.html

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    What's just as sad is if you ask Trump supporters that lost their jobs, many would still vote for Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Element Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by President Trump.

    The State reported Tuesday that the company was one of the largest remaining employers in Fairfield County after the local Walmart, which used to be the largest grocery store in the county, closed its doors two years ago.


    The news also comes after plans were canceled to build two nuclear reactors in the area, terminating 5,000 construction jobs.
    “When you think you’ve reached rock bottom, to get kicked in the gut like this, you didn’t think anything more could happen,” state Sen. Mike Fanning (D) said of Element's announcement to the local paper. “Within 365 days, you just get rocked to your core.”

    Element said “the layoff and closure is a result of the new tariffs that were recently and unexpectedly imposed on many goods imported from China, including the key television components used in our assembly operations in Winnsboro,” in a letter to the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce obtained by the local paper.

    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/40...-trump-tariffs

    But, but those "Carrier" jobs he saved.

    126 jobs - gone.

    Looks like poor Fairfield just keeps getting hit hard


    Element’s announcement also comes a year after Fairfield County’s last textile mill closed, eliminating 200 more jobs.

    https://www.thestate.com/news/politi...216196580.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    What's just as sad is if you ask Trump supporters that lost their jobs, many would still vote for Trump.
    For now I think that is true. But it sounds like that particular county rely's heavily on manufacturing jobs. If those don't come back and people have no money to put a roof over their head or feed their kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    For now I think that is true. But it sounds like that particular county rely's heavily on manufacturing jobs. If those don't come back and people have no money to put a roof over their head or feed their kids.


    Those old manufacturing jobs ain't coming back.
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    The convenience of blaming someone else for your failure.


    Most small businesses fail.

    Fact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    The convenience of blaming someone else for your failure.


    Most small businesses fail.

    Fact!
    Element Electronics wasn't a "small business". They manufactured televisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Element Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by President Trump.

    The State reported Tuesday that the company was one of the largest remaining employers in Fairfield County after the local Walmart, which used to be the largest grocery store in the county, closed its doors two years ago.


    The news also comes after plans were canceled to build two nuclear reactors in the area, terminating 5,000 construction jobs.
    “When you think you’ve reached rock bottom, to get kicked in the gut like this, you didn’t think anything more could happen,” state Sen. Mike Fanning (D) said of Element's announcement to the local paper. “Within 365 days, you just get rocked to your core.”

    Element said “the layoff and closure is a result of the new tariffs that were recently and unexpectedly imposed on many goods imported from China, including the key television components used in our assembly operations in Winnsboro,” in a letter to the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce obtained by the local paper.

    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/40...-trump-tariffs

    But, but those "Carrier" jobs he saved.

    126 jobs - gone.

    Looks like poor Fairfield just keeps getting hit hard


    Element’s announcement also comes a year after Fairfield County’s last textile mill closed, eliminating 200 more jobs.

    https://www.thestate.com/news/politi...216196580.html
    I'm sure these unfortunate people will turn against Trump in 2020, if Trump gets that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    The convenience of blaming someone else for your failure.


    Most small businesses fail.

    Fact!
    They employed the most people after their Wal Mart shut down. If a Wal Mart shuts down, that goes to show you that poor town in really dying out.
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