A storage safe manufacturer is closing two Chicago-area factories and moving operations to Mexico to counteract the effects of metal tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.
Human resources director Al Fletcher said Tuesday the decision to relocate operations to Juarez, Mexico, was made about two months ago. That's when Trump announced tariffs on numerous goods and materials from China as well as other countries.
Stack-On makes products ranging from tool boxes to gun vaults.
Fletcher says the company has a plant in China and another in Mexico, and its only U.S. factories were the two in the Chicago area.