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Hung Out To Dry Twice, Clarksville Stumped By Trump’s Tariffs

Penalties on imported washing machines may stunt the launch of a new LG factory under construction

Watch: What Trump’s Washer Tariff Means For The Laundry Room

When President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imported washing machines last week, it was a “Not Again” moment for officials in this north Tennessee city that has lost jobs to an international trade dispute before. 

The move threatens to stunt the launch of a new LG Electronics washing machine factory under construction in Clarksville, Tenn., just four years after the U.S.-China trade fight over solar panels scuttled a nearby $1.2 billion Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon plant.

“At stake is an appliance manufacturing complex that could eventually employ thousands of workers and which the state of Tennessee and the local community supported with some $23 million in grants.”

CNBC has the story.