In response to questions on the impact of trade tariffs, ACPA staff and members have joined together to discuss the issue and formulate a response to address current and potential concerns about steel pricing and supply among state and local agencies. During a Jointing Task Force conference call last week, a group comprised of dowel bar and other steel product manufacturers discussed the issue.   

Several ACPA members provided perspectives and background information. The next step will be for ACPA to develop a consensus statement for review and discussion by a small working group comprised of Glenn Eder (Simplex); Matt Nicholas (Dowel Bars & Baskets, LLC); Chris Schenk (O-Dowel, Inc.); and Roger Stutzman (MMFX Technologies). 

When finalized, the statement will be distributed to chapter/state affiliates for their use to answer further questions from states DOTs and other agencies.