Proposed China currency bill gives new hope to a tool & die shop in Brunswick

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Proposed China currency bill gives new hope to a tool & die shop in Brunswick

Plain Dealer – Bill and Randy Bennett describe themselves as tool and die guys. They run a modern, noisy stamping plant off Route 303 in Brunswick, employing about 55 people in a company their father founded in his garage.

Automation Tool & Die can compete with anyone, the brothers say. Except China.

According to the Bennett brothers, China cheats. The Asian giant uses unfair advantages to under-bid them on a growing list of projects. It’s costing them business and costing the region jobs and they’ve had enough.

On Monday, the tool and die guys became political advocates. They stood beside U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on a shop floor at MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network near downtown Cleveland, as Brown outlined his plan to punish China for unfair trade.

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