By Robert Hunter
While there are many legitimate grievances involved in U.S.-China trade relations, the current trade tensions are giving ammunition to some entrenched business interests looking to weaponize our government to wipe out legitimate U.S. businesses.
My company, CNC Cabinetry in South Plainfield, is in the crosshairs of one of these disingenuous campaigns. We are part of the ready-to-assemble (RTA) segment of the U.S. cabinet industry ‑‑ small, entrepreneurial American businesses that warehouse and distribute imported cabinets, many located here in New Jersey. We serve an important segment of the market that includes home remodelers and owners who require quick deliveries to meet tight deadlines.
Our sector is facing an attack by a handful of companies in the “made-to-order” sector of the U.S. cabinet