Moog Responds to Pres. Trump's Tariffs with Statement Urging Customers to Call Representatives

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A view of the Moog factory during day 5 of Moogfest 2014 on April 27, 2014 in Asheville, N.C. 

The Trump administration recently announced a number of new tariffs on goods such as steel, aluminum, and a 25 percent increase on electrical parts coming from China. Famed synthesizer manufacturer, Moog has responded to the tariffs with a rallying cry, urging customers to call elected officials and ask them to stop the tariffs before they are slated to begin on July 6.

The North Carolina-based company claims that if the tariffs go into effect they may be forced to lay off workers and move production overseas. 

Moog has penned a statement on their website describing the situation.

“These tariffs will immediately and drastically increase the cost of building our instruments, and have the very real potential of forcing us to lay off workers and could (in a worst case scenario) require us to move some, if not all, of our manufacturing overseas,” an online statement by the company reads. “We ask that you will support us by imploring our elected officials to recognize that these tariffs are seriously harmful to American businesses like Moog.”

The full statement can be read on Moog's website.

Another classic American manufacturer, motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, has gotten into a public spat with Trump over plans to move some of its production overseas to avoid new European tariffs tied to the president's provocative trade war.