Trump's Call For American-Made Pipelines Doesn't Sit Well With All U.S. Pipe-Makers

Email a Friend
Some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, is stored in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, May 24, 2012. (Danny Johnston/AP)

One of President Trump’s many executive orders issued last week gave the Department of Commerce a mandate to maximize the use of American-made steel in domestic pipeline projects.

But Brett Guge, executive vice president of California Steel Industries, tells Here & Now‘s Robin Young that the order could actually harm businesses like his, because so much steel is imported into the United States.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit