The ACCA’s Statement on the Recent Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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Recently, President Trump decided to impose additional tariffs on steel and aluminum, with most regions experiencing a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum. While Trump believes the move will protect U.S. companies and create new manufacturing plants, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released the following statement:

“ACCA is concerned that increased costs of HVACR equipment caused by tariffs on steel and aluminum will negatively impact professional contractors and consumers,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “When the price of HVACR equipment increases, consumers who are in need of a new system trend toward cut-rate and unqualified individuals to service or replace their equipment. It also shifts the mindset of consumers to opt for putting Band-Aids on aging systems instead of replacing them with today’s more efficient products.”

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About the ACCA

The ACCA is a non-profit association that includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. It works to “promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.” The ACCA is the only nationwide organization to wholly encompass small businesses that design, install and maintain indoor environment and building performance systems.

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