As many as 80 to 100 workers were laid off at NLMK's Farrell, Pennsylvania steel plant this month and the blame is being squarely placed on the section 232 steel tariffs. Pennsylvania's The Herald reports:

Bob Miller, NLMK Pennsylvania’s president, left no doubt where he placed the blame for layoffs.

“This is what I predicted a year ago,’’ Miller said. “We’re running less turns and experiencing layoffs now because of tariffs.’’

The mill says that layoffs are not long-term and will be reviewed weekly.