A manufacturer of storage safes is shutting down two Illinois factories and laying off 153 people, as it moves operations to Mexico in response to President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Stack-On Products announced it will close its two Chicago-area plants in October.
“The operation is really not profitable,” said Al Fletcher, human resources director for Alpha Guardian, the Las Vegas-based parent company. “Mr. Trump is part of this.”
Fletcher told the newspapers that some of the employees will be given the option to relocated to El Paso, Texas, across the border from its Stack-On factory.