Northeast Ohio executives say companies hurt by Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two northeast Ohio executives testified before the U.S. Congress on Thursday about how Chinese imports are hurting their sales.
Bruce Cain is vice president of manufacturing at Xcel Mold and Machine in North Canton. The 47-year-old company builds plastic molds for automotive and appliance industries.
Cain said that over the last decade, his company has lost its biggest
customers to China. He said that labor wages are much lower in China and
his company can't compete with the low prices.
The chairman of C.A. Litzler Co. in Canton, Williams Litzler, also testified Thursday before a House Appropriations subcommittee. His company designs and builds manufacturing equipment.
Litzler said that as U.S. companies lose business to China, they no longer need new equipment to expand. He said that ends up hurting his company as well.
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