Recent Commerce decision could help struggling Ohio candlemakers such as Lumi-Lite

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Recent Commerce decision could help struggling Ohio candlemakers such as Lumi-Lite

Zanesville Times Recorder – In 1998 Lumi-Lite Candle Co. employed as many as 550 people. Today, that number stands at 15.

George Pappas Sr., Lumi-Lite president, said the decline is strictly because of cheaper, foreign-made candles being imported.

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to change the scope of a previous anti-dumping duty order on foreign-made candle products could help stem the decade-plus slide.

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